The Garden photoshoot

Garden Green Grey table linens with succulents

The latest design joining the Ochre and Ocre stable of organic homewares is called Garden.

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The starting point for the design was Tess’s mums garden at the height of the summer last year. Tess wandered around her mums garden with her camera phone shooting the flowers and plants that were in bloom. It is a very beautiful english country garden on the Welsh borders and it was the simple petal shapes of the Hydrangea and Cranesbill flowers that provided the starting point for the design. Working with graphic designer Lindsey Joyce, Tess was able to turn her ideas into a finished design.

The colour palette was drawn from the natural colours in the British countryside and chosen to compliment the existing Ochre and Ocre designs.

The Garden Green Grey looks lovely when mixed with the Madelaine Sage polka dot and the Garden Ochre Grey works well together with the Ledbury Ochre Grey.

Tess wanted to get a feeling of her mums garden into the shoot but given the time of year (early Spring) and the British weather, an outdoor shoot was not an option. So she opted for the next best thing; bringing the English countryside indoors. She chose to work with local company Great British Florist as their range of British grown flowers were the perfect accompaniment to the new design.

Great British Florist are based just over the Malvern Hills from us in rural Herefordshire.
They were the perfect partner to our new Garden design, unfortunately we can’t replicate their beautiful scent in a photograph, but trust us they smell divine.
Do you want to know the best bit? They are home grown here in the UK, both on their farm in Blakemere, (part of the Duchy estate) as well as by a network of growers across the UK. This gives them a great selection to choose from and we love the fact that they can contain wild flowers and herbs too.
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Tess worked with Rachel Spivey and her assistant Dan Barnes to create some great shots. Rachel has worked with Ochre and Ocre from the early days and has a real understanding of the brand, and is brilliant at capturing a relaxed, informal feel to the shots.

Needless to say having worked together for so long there are quite a few laughs, and we had great fun at the shoot.

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We were really lucky to have the use of a rather gorgeous kitchen for our shoot, (big thank you to Jan, Nigel and Nigella, and of course Amigo for letting us take over for a day) with some amazing views of Midsummer Hill (part of the Malverns) in the background.

Even the dogs got in on the act and as well as our pair of frenchies, Amigo a cute terrier was rather loathe to get out of the pet bed.

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Visit the Ochre and Ocre website to see the new design.



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