British flowers and floral design for your home this summer
Handmade Floral Design Luxury Scented Candles UK
If you are thinking about brightening up your home interiors this summer, floral designs are the way to go. Lorna Syson’s designs are inspired by the wonderful British indingenous fauna and flora and this really makes them stand out and will add beauty to your home.
You can start small and add some British flowers and pleasant aroma to your home interiors with Lorna’s handmade luxury candles with floral designs.
In 2022 Lorna won the BUILD award for Best Ceramic Candles eTailer – UK in their Home and Garden awards for her collection.
There are three floral luxury scented candles to choose from:
- British Hedgerow Ceramic Candle – a subtle mix of floral notes, giving a gentle scent throw once lit. Reminiscent of spring evenings and country walks. The ceramic pot design features ferns, British wildflowers and bees.
- Spiced Pear Ceramic Candle – a strong scented mix of pear, apple, cinnamon and vanilla. This luxurious powerful scent is our strongest of the 3 candles and perfect for cosy evenings in. The ceramic pot design features ferns, British wildflowers and butterflies.
- Wild Fig Ceramic Candle – top notes of Peach, Raspberry, Apricot, Coconut, Fig. Lorna paired the wild fig scent with her butterfly and fern design.
You can also up-cycle your ceramic vessel after you’ve enjoyed your scent, here are some ideas of how to up-cycle your wax containers but first you need to remove any excess wax.
Freeze Candle Wax Out of Jars
- Put the jar in the freezer overnight. Ensure the candle is at room temperature when you put it in the freezer to avoid the jar from cracking.
- Use a butter knife to cut the wax into chunks.
- Pop the wax out of the jar.
- Wash any remaining wax out of the jar.
Boil Candle Wax Out of Jars
- Use a pan or kettle to boil water.
- Place your jar on a hot pad or towel.
- Pour the boiling water into the jar.
- Allow the wax to melt and rise up to the top of the jar.
- Allow it to cool for several hours.
- Pop the wax out of the top.
- Drain out the water.
- Repeat the process if wax remains on the bottom
- Wash the jar with soap and water once all the wax is gone.
Now you’ve removed the wax here are our top tips for what to do with your ceramic vessel once you’ve finished with your candle!
- Store your make up brushe
- Use the ceramic vessel as a plant pot
- Upgrade your plastic containers for cotton wool balls, cotton wool pads and cotton wool buds.
- Organise you’re home office in a beautiful way turning the ceramic vessel into a pen and stationery pot and desk organiser
- Use in the bathroom as a toothbrush and toothpaste pot
- Use as handleless mugs or tumblers in your kitchen with beautiful sets
We love up-cycling here at Lorna Syson and it’s not just our candles you can reuse and relove! Our fabrics and wallpapers are fabulous for home DIY projects
Up-cycling with flowers and floral designs fabrics for your home
With spring in the air and summer nearly here, why not choose a floral fabric design to bring the outdoors inside? Lorna has so many floral fabrics that could be used to reinvent or up-cycle old home accessories. Maybe you have an old stool or chair that could do with updating. Lorna’s floral fabric range is vast and there will be a design to suit your individual home interior scheme and taste.
Take a look at bluebell fabric to feel like you have been transported to a beautiful spring woodland, Broom and Bee Sky fabric for a pop of sunshine yellow florals, Hydrangea fabric for bold floral blooms or Arla Pink Fabric for a delicate gypsophila print.
If you are still seeking some inspiration have a look at my Spring Ivy design which looks amazing in blue on this footstool. Footstools are something which are easy to pick up from ebay or charity shops and not being complicated shapes, they’re a really good starting point for your first upcycling project. If you like the idea of an upholstered piece of furniture but don’t want to make it yourself then you can purchase the footstool handmade to order from Lorna’s website. This handmade footstool is upholstered on a solid wooden box, using layers of foam, calico and wadding before being covered in Lorna’s Spring Ivy Blue fabric. It is finished with a hand stitched base and straight mahogany legs. We work with a range of amazing individual companies to make our furniture and often they can be made to order and different sizes so do get in touch if you want something unique!
One of Lorna’s favourite fabrics for upcycling projects is Long tailed tit fabric. Lorna had this one made into an ottoman and storage box which she uses as a storage box for hats and gloves in her entrance hall! We originally made this piece for a trade show in New York called ICFF. These are made to order and can be made to bespoke sizes, meaning they can fit the end of your bed or that weird nook perfectly! It would also work so well as a toy chest.
All of Lorna’s floral fabrics are perfect for curtain making, blinds, cushions and light upholstery so the home interior options are endless!
If you’re making your own piece of furniture please remember that our fabrics are not fire treated so you will need to put a layer of fire retardant interliner under the fabrics. We can send fabrics off to be FR treated if you would prefer.
Interior Design Floral Wallpaper Supplier UK Flowers and Ferns
Many people have grown tired of the same four walls and fallen out of love with their home interiors over the last couple of years. Lorna has been focusing on rearranging her furniture and styling her house, she has also recently redecorated her home office studio.
Lorna spent a lot of time working on colour theory and colour psychology when designing this space. The office was a dark room, not receiving any sunshine until around 2 or 3pm. For the office glow up Lorna used the Fern wallpaper on the back wall which would also be the backdrop for her zoom calls – Something which was never a consideration before 2020.
This Fern wallpaper features a natural background with green fern leaves, blue and yellow butterflies and British bees. The lush green nature inspired illustrations with rich greens and foliage designs, brings nostalgic memories of woodlands walks. Green is a wonderful colour to have in your home, it represents green, freshness and harmony which makes your home feel safe and secure.
“I’m loving all the shades of green with touches of blush pink and gold. Before I designed the space I did some research around colours before making decisions on this project. I decided on green for a number of reasons, the first one being that it’s the colour of nature.
Considered the most restful colour for the eye, green can transcend a sense of calmness and security when used in the home. It also symbolises growth and harmony as well as making people feel emotionally safe. All things I liked the sound of when it came to my workspace!”
Green Floral Wallpaper Home Interior Design Supplier
Lorna says “I’m loving all the shades of green with touches of blush pink and gold. Before I designed the space I did some research around colours before making decisions on this project. I decided on green for a number of reasons, the first one being that it’s the colour of nature. Considered the most restful colour for the eye, green can transcend a sense of calmness and security when used in the home. It also symbolises growth and harmony as well as making people feel emotionally safe. All things I liked the sound of when it came to my workspace!”
“The reason I chose the blush pink on the wall is because this space is a dark space, the grey which was there before often felt dingy and sad. As it’s a north west facing room, I often don’t get to see any sunlight coming in until the afternoon. This can make it feel really cold, so I wanted something which would reflect the light I do have, and compliment the green colours. I think this combination of the ferns and the greens really brings a little bit of the outside in and I turned the orientation of the computer so that I look directly onto the bird feeders.”
“So far I’ve seen blue tits, great tits, sparrows, woodpeckers, jackdaws, collared doves and many more”
The paint is all from Graphenstone with Briar Rose in the walls and Kombu on the up-cycled ikea drawers. The desk was made by Lorna’s dad from 12mm ply, because she just couldn’t find any desk deep enough for the HUGE screen needed to design! The gold legs are from etsy to finish off the perfect desk.
If you have a dark space we have some great wallpaper recommendations for a dark room. Firstly the meadow wallpaper is such a happy design, it would really brighten up the back wall with the happy colours of all the British wildflowers. Also the bluebell design is a great happy British flower and floral design to make your home wonderful this summer!
Another wallpaper which Lorna recommends for dark spaces like her studio if you want to make it feel brighter would be the Juneberry and Bird Wallpaper. It’s one of Lorna’s classic designs, with its combination of the white background with the mustard yellow and tones of blue make it a happy wallpaper!
Upcycling wallpaper with flowers and floral designs using wallpaper on furniture for your home
This collection of designs takes its inspiration from nature and works with your existing furniture and décor pieces to create a fresh feel in any room.
I’ve put up my own wallpaper and it’s so easy to put up.
The combination of being a paste wallpaper and on a non woven background means you don’t have to worry about stretching when you put it up!
See more about our wallpaper specs here with how to hang, how much wallpaper your need and how to protect the wallpaper
Another great use for floral wallpaper is decoupage on furniture. Again you could have a go yourself and upcycle an old piece of furniture like a chest of drawers or a wardrobe. There is a fabulous instagram community sharing their tips and techniques, including the House of Up which Lorna has done a instagram live with about business and branding. If you are looking for more inspiration or would like a really bespoke piece of furniture, take a look at Lorna’s Watlington Woodland wallpaper upcycled decoupage vintage wardrobe which was a collaboration with fellow Oxfordshire designer Emma Whyte. These pieces of upcycled furniture were born out of a bespoke collaboration between Lorna Syson and Emma Whyte, under SysonWhyte.
During Spring 2020, deep in lockdown, Lorna and Emma decided to combine their creative skills and shared passions, and SysonWhyte was born! With Lorna’s print and pattern design skills and Emma’s knowledge of furniture upcycling they created an exclusive, bespoke collection made from preloved furniture refreshed with Lorna’s designs and brought to life by Emma’s decoupage skills.
Both Lorna and Emma have a deep affinity with the countryside, sustainability and producing quality pieces of furniture from unloved pieces, with the aim of creating future heirlooms. These unique items are perfect for anyone who loves nature and wants to bring a splash of it into their home.
These are really the ultimate way to bring floral designs and nature into your home interiors through completely unique pieces of furniture.
This wardrobe is still available for sale – Contact Me – all of the other items in the collection have been sold but if you wanted something similar to the chest of drawers or the dresser Lorna and Emma are able to create bespoke pieces from either your own furniture or source items for you.