Floral Inspiration: Thistle

Floral Inspiration is something we often turn to for our design projects at KLD. Whether its a client who’s business has a direct relevance to flowers or a client who has a love of all things floral, flowers seem to be a constant source of inspiration to both us and the lovely people we work with.

Thistles happen to be a team favourite and although they are available in a range of stunning colours, we particularly love blue thistle. The marriage of musty blues and earthy greens is a winning combination – the type of pairing that creates soft, beautiful interiors schemes with a feeling of serenity and calm.

Here we’ve gathered some interiors inspiration based on the wild and beautiful thistle.


Cuprinol Colour Recommendantions: 1. Clouded Dawn 2. Inky Stone 3. Fresh Rosemary 4. Emerald Slate

Shop The Look:

Green Cushion, H&M

Chair, Roche Bobois

Linen Bed Set, Zara Home









If you have any favourite flowers that you’d love to see incorporated into one of our posts just let us know in the comments below.

Green Interiors

We’re feeling a little patriotic and for the week that’s in it we’ve been drawing inspiration from all things green.

It’s inspiring how green can be incorporated into interiors schemes in so many beautiful ways. Yes this truly one versatile colour.

Colour psychologists have explained that one of the main reasons green functions so well in interiors schemes is due to it’s closeness to nature.

Yes, the natural, earthy symbolism of the colour green is particularly pleasing to the eye, as well as the brain.

Several studies have found the incorporation of greenery and flowers to enhance mood and well-being in patients with serious illness, with some even finding evidence to suggest this positive mindset assists in patients recovery.

With this in mind, we’ve explored the many ways in which green can be a key feature of a design scheme.

The design world has seen a few key green trends lately, such as green marble, the green wall and jungle chic.

Marble is a beautiful material that makes for stunning features in it’s elegant simplicity in interiors. A tour through Paris design fair Maison et Objet early this year revealed countless well known design brands featuring green marble.

The green wall is becoming something of an office phenomenon. It seems research linking greenery and productivity in the work place has really sunk in, as companies everywhere compete to create feature greenery walls.

From the humble beginnings of the small office fig leaf to the full green wall, large corporations are featuring greenery as large and as often as they can to keep employees motivated and create a fresh, natural look in corporate environments.

Rainforest murals, palm tree prints and vibrant floral accessories are making a serious impression in home ware Spring/Summer 2016 and with such a fun, energetic look its understandable why this look is proving so popular.

We’ve been gathering together some great looks across these trends and pulled together a Pinterest board bound to make you green with envy…

Follow Kingston Lafferty Design’s board Green Interiors on Pinterest.