In the second of our expert masterclasses for interior bloggers we took a trip to Dean Street Townhouse restaurant with Farrow & Ball’s Head of Creative Charlotte Cosby & Communications Manager Rebecca Maclean for a rather royal occasion. Held on the day Queen Elizabeth II became the longest reigning monarch, for this masterclass it was decided that a bunting making afternoon was in order to celebrate the big day which also coincided with Farrow & Ball’s latest wallpaper collection release.
After we were all shown to our private dining room for the day at the Dean Street Townhouse restaurant, which was in itself adorned with rich autumnal leaf wallpaper. We set about hanging the new Farrow & Ball designs around the room which included the Striking Feather Grass, the tree filled Hornbeam and the delicate yet bold Blostma in all of their dazzling colourways. Once our expert interior bloggers arrived which were Lucy from Capture by Lucy, Natasha from Candy Pop, Teri from The Lovely Drawer and Sarah from House, the fun could begin and the first port of call was the time honoured tradition of afternoon tea which was even more fitting due to the day it was taking place on.
Served on classic Burleigh tableware, the afternoon tea consisted of finger sandwiches and a selection of cakes from Battenbergs to macarons. No afternoon tea is ever complete without scones topped with clotted cream and jam and as always the conversation soon turned to everyone’s jam then cream or cream then jam preference. Finished with tea, coffee and a few glasses of prosecco, the tea allowed everyone to get to know each other a little better before the bunting making could commence.
The card triangles for the bunting were printed with the Hornbeam and Blostma design and after a quick tutorial on how to thread and arrange the cards we were all let loose to create our own patterns. Some chose certain colourways whilst others chose to use all the different pattern combinations to create a colourful display. Whilst everyone put their crafting abilities to the test, Charlotte was able to tell us all about the new wallpaper collection.
Inspired by the charming Dorset countryside in which Farrow & Ball is based, the new designs are evocative of rural scenes with hedgerows, blossoms and hazy grasses all represented. Deigned to create a peaceful look in the home, these new designs have been created in the same way all Farrow & Ball artisanal wallpapers have been made, through the use of the brand’s famous paints and block printing to form wallpapers of exceptional quality and texture. More information can be found on these fabulous new wallpapers on Farrow & Ball’s website.
A fantastic and very British day was certainly had by all!
A huge thank you to Farrow & Ball for having us.