In celebration of our new collection launch this week, we sat down with the founder of Grace and Flora, Hannah Low to ask her a few questions about her particular style, how she got into the floristry industry, her prediction on floral trends to come and what she loves the most about the Grace & Flora x Love and Object collaboration.MORE
Home Decor Inspiration | Our Top Five Follows
Just a couple of weeks ago we launched 'The Edit' arm to Love and Object - enabling lovers of the unique and covetable to purchase special objects for the home, in addition to the wardrobe.
The Edit is an ever-expanding collection of one-off vintage treasures (including this beautiful 1900s jewellery catch all and this very special crystal piece, just launched today), floral collaborations, limited edition artworks, uncommon gifts and alluring objets d'art.
In celebration of the new launch we've rounded up a few of our favourite instagram accounts of the interior persuasion that will be keeping us inspired over the weekend.
Shop the latest launches to The Edit, here x
For pretty pastel interiors and all things feminine.
Tara's feed is filled with an incredibly calming pastel palette and is a joy to dip into after a long day. Based in Sydney, we love her dreamy take on design, but a word of warning, one look at her feed and you'll likely be craving sweet delights of the edible variety as much as the dreamy interiors.
If you find yourself a fan of Tara's aesthetic, too, you might just love our rare baby blue 1960s crystal candle lamp (centre). A very special piece for the mantel or bedside, watch it come alight with a simple tea-light candle, or use it as a sweet bud vase with fresh picks from the garden. For when you've got company, our fine French Art Deco Glass Teacup and Saucer Set (top right hand corner) is also a favourite; just add cake x
For eclectic pairings of old with new.
The Swedish interior designer and antiques collector has been a longtime follow, we love her taste for the perfectly imperfect - her unexpected pairings of antique items with more modern pieces encourage us to look at the objects we surround ourselves with in fresh new ways.
If you gravitate to this aesthetic, too, try our 20th Century Crystal Candlestick Holders (to the right) for a beautiful pairing on the mantel next to other found objects. For a lived-in, wintery mood, swap traditional white candlesticks for a deep plum or grey tone and let the wax drip build up over time.
For musings of a French design house based in an 18th century hotel.
Run by a British-French Stylist, a conservationist and a Parisian designer who previously worked for Louis Vuitton, Yves Saint Laurent and Cartier, Atelier Vime is reinvigorating the art of rattan, with their mix of contemporary and vintage designs.
Run from a grand Provencal townhouse, their feed is consistently inspiring (and never not travel-bug inducing), with a fine mixture of collected antiques, vintage objects, and natural elements, including their own reworked pieces utilising hand harvested wicker from the past. We love their dedication to sustainability without compromising on aesthetics, a value we are equally as passionate about at L&O.
For a mixture of old with new, and, of course, a sustainable twist, try our dried fleurs in vintage vases, in collaboration with Grace and Flora. The neutral palette of our Morning Light Arrangement in a 20th Century chalise-esque ceramic vase would be our pick (to the left); an everlasting arrangement that will stand the test of time (as long as you follow Grace and Flora's top preservation tips!).
For dreamy interior close ups with fluff-ball factor.
Run by stylist and creative director, Katie Merchant, Thank You Ok is the perfect page to visit whenever you need a little pick me up. A melange of Katie's work, self portraits. and residential interiors, her modern, pop-esque feed often features the adorable Jean Darlene, her British short hair cat.
If you like this page, you might like our rare Art Deco Vanity Set in blue crystal (centre); a six piece set offering a myriad of styling and storage opportunities at home.
For true lovers of the Italianate aesthetic.
As a stylist and set designer for AD Magazine, just one scroll through Sarah de Beaumont's page will transport you to Italy in an instant. A curation of her own work and the best of European design, as there's no sign of travel to our favourite part of the world anytime soon, we'll be checking back for updates on this page a little more than usual over the winter.
Our newly listed Aphrodite Shell Jewellery Dish (to the left) would look right at home in these beautiful sets, a Botticelli style jewellery catchall for a bedroom dresser or bathroom, circa 1900s. Shop here.
A little added bonus...
Speaking of being transported to Europe, for those yearning for gallery visits and a taste of Paris that would often be experienced in person at this time of year, we've been loving the way many of our favourite art galleries and museums have adapted to the times with plentiful content from within their (until recently) enclosed doors...
in particular, the infamous Musee Gustave Moreau has done a particularly wonderful job of making us feel as though we are standing right in the 9th in lieu of our own backyard...
Even though it's not quite possible to hop on a plane, if you feel like treating yourself to a little piece of Paris, here are a few of our favourite vintage pieces designed, made and hand-picked the city of love, and currently available as part of our special edit:
The Celine Triomphe Saddle Bag (to the right)- perfect for weekend sojourns spent gallery-hopping in the rain.
The Givenchy Onassis Necklace (to the left)- pair with a chunky cashmere knit to make your winter ensemble a little extra special.
The Christian Lacroix Romeo Earrings - to carry a little bit of love, wherever the day takes you.
Whether you're travelling to another area of the country or simply from the bedroom to the lounge this long weekend, we've rounded up our must-have items to make it a mini-break fit for a queen.MORE
Alongside cosy wines by the fire, romantic rainy evening dates and, most excitingly, ski-season, with the incoming cold season comes new opportunities to think outside the box when it comes to dressing.
As the temperature continues to drop, we've been looking to sartorial inspiration which has us reaching for our jewellery box just as much, if not more so than we do during the warmer months.
For us this winter it's all about layering, embellishing and making the most of our favourite accessories in new and unexpected ways. If you're in need of a little inspo this season, take a look at our a round up of looks that have caught our eye recently below... xMORE
Over the past year we have had the pleasure of staying at The Britten Stables n Christchurch a number of times - our accomodation of choice whenever visiting our Cantabrian stockists and holding our vintage trunk shows. In time, we've been lucky to get to know the gorgeous owner of the landmark location, Isabelle Weston.
Running the space is a full time job in itself and now with two gorgeous girls in tow, Adaline and Raphaela, we were thrilled when Isabelle kindly agreed to spend a few minutes with us to chat with us about the restoration, her approach to style, and how she's been dealing with life's big changes over the last few months, just in time for Mother's Day...