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Barbados Mother’s Day: 17 Ways To Make Her Day…

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Jenny Blanc Blog - Happy Mothers Day ImageWhether she’s a new mother or a Great-Grandmother, Mother’s Day is the perfect chance to show her how much she means to you. A framed photograph makes a beautiful gift that will be treasured for years to come – discover our hand-picked collection available exclusively at our showroom in St. James. For more great gift ideas for every budget, read on for the Jenny Blanc Mother’s Day gift guide!

Jenny Blanc Blog - Happy Mothers Day Product Image 1Keepsakes and Treasures…

1. Our Silver Bamboo Effect Frames are a modern twist on a classic design that will harmonise with any interior. 8’’x10’’ BBD $175 , 5’’x7’’ BBD $100

2. Spoil her with this stunning White Orchid Ring Catch by Michael Aram which makes a beautiful addition to any dressing table. H 5.5’’ x W 4’’ BBD $245

3. This Enamel and Pearl Photo Frame in ‘champagne’ makes an elegant home for a cherished photograph. 5’’ x 7 ‘’ BBD $135

4. A beautiful Mother of Pearl Keepsake Box is a thoughtful finishing touch, ideal for storing rings and other trinkets. Small: W 2.5’’ x H 1.5’’ BBD $145, Large: W 3.5’’ x H 2’’ BBD $195

5 & 6. Reflective Photo Frames by Michael Aram are sleek and modern – it’s no wonder they’re one of the most popular designs at our West Coast showroom! 8″ x 10″ BBD $495.00 and the 5″ x 7″ BBD $395.00

7. The intricate coral design on the Miniature Photo Frame is handcrafted in white bronze and makes it the perfect place to display a photo from a cherished holiday. 3’’ x 4‘’ BBD $595

8. The matching Coral Clock completes this elegantly matching set. W 3.5’’ x H 3 BBD $500

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9. A handbag essential for any stylish Mum – our Monstera Leaf Keyring is a fun and elegant way to keep keys safe. 4’’ x 1.5’’ BBD $55

10. Longer lasting and easier to take care of than the real thing, our Faux Orchids are beautifully realistic and make a welcoming sight in any home. H 30’’ BBD $770

11. The Cocktail Garden: Botanical Cocktails For Every Season will look as at home on the coffee table as in the kitchen and she’s bound to find her new favourite tipple within its pages. 12’’ W x 7’’ H BBD $85

12. Having extra special stationery on-hand is one of life’s little joys. This eye-catching Set of Notecards, featuring vibrant watercolour birds, will give her a lift every time she uses them. 5’’ x 7’’ BBD $75

13. For the Mum who has everything, this Clutch Bag has been specially designed for the beach and poolside. With a real leather strap and soft cotton interior, it’s ideal for keeping personal belongings safe and sand-free. 12’’ W x 7’’ H BBD $ 279

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14. A special notebook is the perfect place to let dreams unfold – we have designed ours to be beautiful to look at, tactile to hold with the most luxurious paper inside. W 4’’ x H 6’’ BBD $140

15. Keep wardrobes and linen cupboards smelling sweet with a hanging lavender fish. Handmade in Nottinghamshire, England, the fish filled with fragrant French lavender. W 9’’ x H 2.5’’ BBD $65

16. These unusual scented sachets are made from dupion silk with vintage English lace in vibrant hues and are filled with dried rose buds. Place them in drawers and let their heavenly fragrance infuse clothes and linen. W 6’’ x H 4.5’’ BBD $65

17. Un Soir A L’Opera (or ‘A Night at the Opera’) have captured the fragrance of three of operas most enduring tales. Choose from Don Giovanni, Madam Butterfly or Swan Lake. A beautiful gift for Mother’s Day or at any time of the year. H 4’’ x W 3’’ BBD $195 In a hurry?

Simply call ahead and we can gift-wrap any of our products and have them ready for collection. For opening times, contact information and to find us on the map, click here.

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14 Gift Ideas for Valentine’s Day…

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This Valentine’s Day give a gift that is as unique as your love with 14 of our favourite gift ideas from our showrooms in West London and Barbados.

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  1. ‘You Had Me At Woof’ doormat £25 / 2. Coloured Champagne Flutes £145 / 3. Diamante Photo Frame £19.95 / 4. Set of Two Champagne Flutes with Gold Stars £30 / 5. Set of Two Lavender Filled Fish £24.95 / 6. ‘Don Giovani’ Scented Candle, 7. ‘Swan Lake’ Scented Candle, 8. ‘Madame Butterfly’ Scented Candle all £55 each / 9. Heart Magnifying Glass £65 / 10. Hand Embroidered Velvet Hearts £35 each / 11. Pearl and Diamante Photo Frame £35 / 12. Travel Twin Photo Frame £35 / 13. ‘Love’ and ‘Perfect Match’ Match Boxes £10 each / 14. Man’s Best Friend Trinket Trays £19.95 each.

Set the scene for romance with our collection of scented candles by Un Soir A L’Opera (‘An Evening at the Opera’). New to both our West London and Barbados showrooms, this new brand is the marriage of two worlds: that of opera, ballet and music with that of fragrances and perfume. Made in France by traditional candle makers, the Madam Butterfly candle captures Opera’s most enduring tale of love with notes of Sakura Cherry Tree and Verbena. The Swan Lake candle carries the fragrance of white flowers and fresh grass whilst the Don Giovani candle evokes the perfume of incense escaping from church doors. Atmospheric and intense, these candles are the ultimate gift for Valentine’s Day.  Try pairing them with a box of ‘Love’ or ‘Perfect Match’ matches (13) to leave your Valentine in no doubt about your feelings!

Celebrate the night in style with extra special glassware. Our set of multi coloured champagne flutes (2) will create a stunning impact at your next soiree or curl up by the fire with a set of two glass champagne flutes with gold star detailing (4). This elegant design is based on an engraved 19th century champagne glass held in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. If only all love affairs were as long lasting…

A set of two handmade, lavender filled fish (5) made from Liberty Print Cotton Lawn fabric and Dupion Silk will keep clothes and linen smelling sweet whilst our hand embroidered velvet hearts (10) make a charming addition to a wardrobe door handle or room key. A vintage style heart magnifying glass will make sure you spot Mr. or Mrs. Right on the horizon (and makes a lovely accessory for a dressing table or feminine writing desk in the meantime).

Keep your loved ones close to your heart wherever you go with a stylish, purse-sized travel frame (12) or make sure you’re never far from your loved ones thoughts this Valentine’s day by presenting them with your picture in a charming miniature diamante or pearl frame (3 and 11).

For anyone whose soul mate is yet to walk into their life (or perhaps walks on four legs instead of two) our doggy door mats (1) and trinket trays (14) are perfect for self-gifting or for treating a friend who needs a pick-me-up!

Shop in store at our West London or Barbados showrooms or online with Trouva. Orders can also be placed by phone – call 020 8943 4144 or contact us on connect@jennyblanc.com for more information.

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Are you dreaming of a Blanc Christmas?

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**Due to unforeseen circumstances our Christmas event will now take place on Wednesday 21st November – we hope to see you there!**

Jenny Blanc Blog - Dreaming of a Blanc Christmas? 2018Join Jenny Blanc and the London team for festive drinks and nibbles on Wednesday 21st November from 11.00am – 8.00pm at our showroom at 59 High Street, Teddington.

We look forward to welcoming you with a glass of our favourite organic prosecco whilst you start your Christmas shopping in style. If you make a purchase you will receive a ticket for our ‘Grand Prize Draw’ and be in with a chance of winning some fabulous prizes including …

Jenny Blanc Blog - First Prize - Signed Book by Raymond Blanc 2018For our 1st Prize we are delighted to be giving away a signed copy of Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons – The Story of a Modern Classic by Raymond Blanc. This book is a personal tour of the legendary restaurant-hotel through the four seasons, with 120 recipes from Raymond’s celebrated kitchens as well as a fascinating glimpse at how together, Jenny and Raymond discovered, bought and transformed Le Manoir into one of the country’s best-loved country house hotels.

Once Upon a Time’’ is how this book should begin, because it is a fairy tale and that is how these magical stories always open…’ Raymond Blanc

Jenny Blanc Blog - Second & Third Prizes - Teddington King's Head & Gift Voucher 2018The lucky winners of our 2nd Prize will be able to enjoy a meal for two with wine at The King’s Head Pub Brasserie in Teddington. The 3rd Prize winner will receive a £50 voucher for Jenny Blanc Interiors – perfect for spending on Christmas treats for your loved ones (or yourself!).

Don’t forget to take home a Jenny Blanc goody bag* including pampering treats by Neom Organics as a reminder to schedule in some ‘me time’ this festive season.

Our showroom will be glittering with Christmas decorations and gorgeous gift ideas, ready to take home today and of course our team will be on hand to help you find that perfect present!

For contact information and a map click to visit our website.

*Free gift with purchase, while stocks last, arrive early to avoid disappointment!

 

Call us on +44 (0)20 8943 4144 in the UK or +1 (246) 432 0989 in Barbados to place an order or selected items are available on our Jenny Blanc Boutique on Trouva.

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Celebrating Rosh Hashanah with Jenny Blanc Interiors

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Jenny Blanc Blog - An Intimate Rosh Hashanah Table Setting
Above: Image from ‘How to set an intimate Rosh Hashanah table’ by Chai & Home.

Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish New Year, a holy festival celebrating the creation of the world. In 2018 Rosh Hashanah will begin in the evening of Sunday 9th September and end in the evening of Tuesday 11th September. Traditionally the festival is celebrated with a special family meal where apple slices dipped in honey are served alongside plenty of sweet treats. The Michael Aram Pomegranate Collection takes its inspiration from one of the most universal and ancient symbols in the world, making it a beautiful addition to your table. The fruit of the Pomegranate has been prized across the globe, across cultures and across time as a representation of life, rebirth, and renewal as well as fertility and union.

“I grew up around pomegranates – from their use as natural dyes on the antique rugs I used to crawl on as a baby to an integral ingredient in the food that I love. When I’m at my home in New Delhi, I wake each morning to the taste of fresh squeezed pomegranate juice. The colour, the smell, the delicate flavour all make it feel like a magical elixir to me.” Michael Aram

At Jenny Blanc Interiors we are proud to offer a special selection of products from the Michael Aram Pomegranate collection, perfect for gifting to loved ones at Rosh Hashanah or any time of year. These new additions to our London Showroom are available in-store or online via Trouva with worldwide shipping available.

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The Pomegranate Mini Pot with Spoon by Michael Aram (pictured below, centre) is a beautifully symbolic design which also serves a practical purpose – the gold-tone nickelplate lid lifts to reveal an enamel interior in a rich shade of brown which can be filled with honey, sugar or other condiments to enhance your table and create a memorable experience for your guests.

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The Pomegranate Plate by Michael Aram (pictured above, top left) perfectly captures the shape and texture of the inside of a pomegranate and is the perfect accompaniment to the mini pot with spoon. Handcrafted in goldtone, it makes an elegant addition to your table where it can be used to serve nibbles or as a decorative accent around the home.

The Pomegranate Catch All (pictured below) is artfully handcrafted using natural bronze. The dish undergoes a series of grinding, buffing and polishing techniques meaning each creation is unique – a work of art in its own right. The design mirrors a sliced pomegranate complete with stem and leaf and is a beautiful addition to any bedroom or bathroom where it will keep rings and other trinkets safe.

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Pomegranate Catchall – image via Pretty Please Design blog

When you shop with Jenny Blanc Interiors why not make the gifting experience complete by taking advantage of our free gift-wrapping service, available both in-store and online via Trouva. Your gifts will arrive boxed and beautifully wrapped in our luxurious signature gift wrap.

Call us on +44 (0)20 8943 4144 to place your order. Selected items are also available on our Jenny Blanc Boutique on Trouva.

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Exclusively at Jenny Blanc Barbados: The 12 Days of Christmas Decorations Sale

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Jenny Blanc Exclusive Christmas Decorations Sale 2017We’re very excited to announce that our special ’12 Days of Christmas Decorations’ Sale will be launching at our showroom on the West Coast of Barbados on Sunday 24th December!

For 12 days only we will be offering fantastic discounts across our whole range of Christmas decorations including baubles and hanging ornaments, decorative object like our fabulous gold pineapples, tableware including luxury festive place cards, napkins and napkin rings. It’s the perfect opportunity to find that last minute finishing touch to complete your Christmas décor this year or get ahead of the game and stock up for next year. A beautiful ornament is also the perfect souvenir from a Christmas holiday spent in the sun!

Here are some of our favourites – discover the full collection exclusively at our showroom in St. James.
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  1. On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… A Peacock in a Palm Tree!

Our fabulous peacock shines in sparkling turquoise, blue and purple. WAS $25 BDS NOW $18.75 BDS

  1. On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Two Hummingbirds

Add a tropical touch to your tree with a pair of hummingbirds in clear and silver acrylic. WERE $18 BDS NOW $13.50 BDS

  1. On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Three French Fairies

With sparkling frocks and pearlescent wings, a fairy (or three) will add a sprinkle of magic to your Christmas tree – tres bien! WERE $35 BDS NOW $26.25

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  1. On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Four Dragonflies

Our jewelled dragonflies have a clever, clip-on design – attach them to place settings, table centrepieces, Christmas gifts and more! WERE $15 BDS NOW $11.25

  1. On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Five Gold Stars!

Large and visually striking in a shade of deep, antique gold, our Christmas stars look fantastic hung in groups of odd numbers for maximum impact! WERE $40 BDS NOW $30 BDS

  1. On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Six Pineapples

Whether you choose six or just one, our gold pineapples make beautiful decorative objet all year round. Make them the centrepiece for your Christmas table or add a touch of tropical glamour to your bar area. WERE $75 BDS NOW $56.25 BDS

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  1. On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Seven aqua baubles

The shade of the season, a deep, rich aqua looks stunning paired with gold on these luxurious glass baubles. WERE $15 BDS NOW $11.25

  1. On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Eight Festive Place Cards

The key to the perfect Holiday party is in the seating plan. Take control with our festive place cards then watch the evening unfold. WERE $40 BDS NOW $30

  1. On the ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Nine Cocktail Sticks

It’s all in the details – our festive cocktail sticks add that extra finishing touch. Set of four WERE $45 NOW $33.75

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  1. On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Ten Christmas Napkins

Entertaining essentials get a festive twist with these luxurious paper napkins – stock up now to make sure you’re not caught short! Cocktail napkins WERE $20 BDS NOW $15, Lunch napkins WERE $25 BDS NOW $18.75 BDS

  1. On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Eleven Jingle Baubles

With glittering baubles, frosted berries and sparkling foliage, our jingle bauble napkin rings look stunning glinting by candle light on the dining table. WERE $60 BDS each NOW $45 BDS

  1. On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Twelve Starburst Napkin Rings

These show stopping beaded napkin rings are the finishing touch that will set the scene for a wonderful celebration. Bursting with glamour and fun, each features hundreds of beautiful glass beads that catch the light beautifully all year round. WERE $100 BDS each NOW $75

 

We look forward to seeing you at our showroom in St. James this holiday season. For directions and Holiday opening hours, or just to get in touch, visit our website here.

Fabulous gifts for everyone on your list and decorations to die for at Jenny Blanc!

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Jenny Blanc - Fabulous Gifts and Decorations 2017 Gift Guide1Still looking for that perfect gift? We have travelled far and wide to find something for everyone this Christmas. Discover these beautiful gifts and much more at our London showroom. Many of these gift ideas are also available at our showroom in Barbados and online at our Trouva boutique!

  1. Set of Six Multi Coloured Champagne Flutes – raise a toast in style with these gorgeous glasses featuring six different colours and patterns. Also available at our Barbados showroom (alongside matching wine glasses) and online H 24 cm x DIA 6 cm £145
  1. The Cocktail Book: Botanical Cocktails for Every Season. Also available at our showroom in Barbados. Click to shop online. £15.50
  1. A Spot At The Bar: The art of good drinking in three hundred recipes £24.95

A classically understated decanter is the perfect accompaniment to one of our fabulous cocktail recipe books (see 2, 3 and 8) and we have three elegant styles to choose from:

  1. ‘Gueneviere’ Glass Decanter H 30 x DIA 13 cm £50
  1. ‘Carson’ Glass Decanter H 28 x DIA 11.5 cm £50
  1. ‘Vincent’ Glass Decanter H 22 x DIA 11 cm £50
  1. Set of Six Multi Coloured Floral Wine Glasses – Ideal for special dinners as well as adding a touch of colour to the everyday, these coloured glasses feature delicately etched peonies. A palette of rich jewel tones gives this classic design a contemporary twist. H 17 cm x DIA 8 cm £145
  1. Rum: Shake, Muddle, Stir by Dan Jones. The perfect present for the rum aficionado in your life. Author Dan Jones will expand their cocktail making repertoire with modern concoctions as well as all their favourite classics. Also available at our Barbados showroom. Click to shop online £12.00

Our tropical leaf hurricane lanterns look stunning individually or as a group. A removable clear glass cylinder sits on top of an acrylic base finished in burnished gold – simply add a pillar candle to create evening ambience with a touch of tropical glamour! Also available at our Barbados showroom and online.

  1. Aspidistra Leaf Hurricane Lantern H 26 cm x DIA 16 cm £75 Click to shop online
  1. Licuala Palm Leaf Hurricane Lantern H 26 cm x DIA 16 cm £75 Click to shop online
  1. Monstera Leaf Hurricane Lantern H 26 cm x DIA 16 cm £55 Click to shop online
  1. Set of four cut glass champagne flutes – a classically elegant gift with a modern twist featuring four different patterns. H 24 cm x DIA 6 cm. £110

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  1. ‘Gatsby Sparkle’ set of four coasters – these coasters certainly live up to their name with hundreds of inlaid crystals creating a stunning, glittering effect. DIA 8 cm Click to shop online £65
  1. & 15. Notebooks in silver and gold by Christian Lacroix. A6 in size these notebooks are perfect for popping into handbags for elegant note-taking on the go. £25 each
  1. ‘Things to Remember’ notebook with extra-large tassel. Santorus are a London based company known for their distinctive fabric and wallpaper prints – now you can take some of their eclectic style with you wherever you go thanks to this beautiful, soft cover notebook with statement tassel. W 12 cm x H 17 cm Click to shop online £25
  1. ‘Madone Byzantine’ Notebook by Christian Lacroix – a must have for the fashion loving lady in your life. A beautiful notebook makes every-day list making and note taking a real pleasure and this unusual design comes with a dose of Christian Lacroix’s signature glamour. H 21 cm x W 14.8 cm £25
  1. ‘Adventure’ set of three mini notebooks by Santorus. Mini in size while brimming with style, this captivating notebook trio combines three vibrant Santorus designs. Each notebook features an inspiring quote in foil lettering. One notebook is lined, one has blank pages and one black pages. W 12 cm x H 17 cm Click to shop online £15.50
  1. Gold Elephant Bottle Opener – This unique elephant head bottle opener is sure to take pride of place on any bar cart. Click to shop online £24.95
  1. Buddha Statue – Add a touch of serenity to interiors with our Buddha statue. £65
  1. ‘Maison de Jeu’ playing cards by Christian Lacroix. An elegant gift for the tricky-to-buy-for gentleman. Stunning illustrations by Christian Lacroix elevate these playing cards into an art form whilst the beautiful presentation box ensures they will be received with delight. H 3.5 cm x L 15 cm x W 11 cm £45

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  1. & 23. ‘Porche the French Poodle’ (approx. H 30 cm) and ‘Amos the Hare’ (approx. H 39 cm with ears!) doorstops add a touch of fun to interiors whilst also serving a very practical purpose. £45 each
  1. An unusual candle holder modelled after ‘The Town Musicians of Bremen’ – a fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm. L 29 x H 41 cm (without candle) £195
  1. Polar Bear washbags in aquamarine and grey. Iosis Paris’ signature tapestry style fabric is used here to create a luxurious washbag that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face. Approx. W 20 cm x D 6 cm Click to shop online £49.95
  1. & 27. ‘White Hydrangea’ and ‘Dutch Flowers’ Round serving trays featuring artwork from the painting ‘Flowers in a Glass Vase’ by Jacob Van Walscapelle (1644 – 1727). These trays are made using the art of decoupage backed on to plastic to create a beautiful and practical addition to the home. The dark floral design adds a touch of drama to interiors. DIA 35 cm Click to shop White Hydrangea tray, Dutch Flowers tray £30 each
  1. ‘Garden of Eden’ three wick scented candle by Charles Farris. Simply the best – this heavenly candle combines notes of Tuberose, Jasmine and Ylang Ylang to create a rich and sophisticated fragrance that will scent your whole home. With around 80 hours of burn time, this candle will be enjoyed into the New Year and beyond. H 12 cm x DIA 12 cm £65
  1. Neom fragrance diffuser in ‘Tranquillity’. Give someone the gift of calm this Christmas! Tranquillity is the ‘scent to sleep’ by Neom Organics London. This reed diffuser features expertly blended notes of English lavender, sweet basil and jasmine. 100ml Click to shop online £38

Jenny Blanc - Fabulous Gifts and Decorations 2017 AromatiqueFrom left to right: Decorative fragrance (10 oz bag) £40, Cube candle (H 12 cm x W 8 cm) £55, Mottled glass candle (H 8 cm x DIA 7.5 cm) £35, Gold lustre votive (H 7.5 cm x DIA 5.5 cm) £20

‘The Smell of Christmas’ by Aromatique is a captivating fragrance of citrus and spice made with a warm blend of natural botanicals which evokes the feeling of a traditional Christmas. The unique, decorative fragrance combines large dried botanicals and seed heads to create a beautiful display – simply arrange in a glass bowl to allow the fragrance to softly permeate your home. The candle collection is another way to further layer the scent and enjoy soft, ambient lighting as evening falls. We have candles in every size – from the cube candle which is ideal for larger rooms to the gilt votive which works beautifully as a bedside candle.

Jenny Blanc - Fabulous Gifts and Decorations 2017 DecorationsFrom woodland creatures to sparkling apples and pears to sumptuous velvet baubles, we have a beautiful collection of decorations to transform your home this festive season. Spread the magic of Christmas throughout your home with our wonderful animal figures or trim the tree in style with a beautiful bauble or two – there’s something for every taste and budget at our London showroom.

  1. Pair of foxes (large approx. H 18 cm x W 16 cm, small approx. H 13 cm x W 17 cm) £24.95
  1. Mother and baby hedgehog pair (large approx. H 7 cm x W 10 cm, small approx. H 5.5 cm x W 9 cm) £14.95
  1. Sparkly Penguin (one size: approx. H 27 cm x W 15.5 cm) £24.95 each
  1. Gold peacock statue with diamante tail feathers (approx. H 25 cm x W 21 cm x D 11 cm) £24.95
  1. & 6. Clear acrylic stag statues on a plinth – the base conceals a colour changing LED bulb which illuminates the stag, perfect for adding a touch of Christmas magic to your home this season! (Stag 5: H 16 cm x DIA 6 cm, Stag 6: H 19 cm x DIA 6 cm) £19.95 each.
  1. & 8. Jewelled dragonfly clips in purple and green. The clever clip on design means these can be attached to the Christmas tree, wreaths and garlands, table decorations and more! (approx. L 10 cm x W 13 cm) £7.95
  1. & 10. An apple and pear hanging bauble in highly textured silver glitter (pear approx. H 9 cm, apple approx. H 8 cm) £4.95 each
  1. & 12. Plush velvet heart and star hanging decorations in deep red crimson. (Heart approx. H 9 cm, star approx. H 16 cm) £4.95 each
  1. A bronze snowflake with glitter and diamante (approx. DIA 11 cm) £10.50

For more information on any of these products contact our London showroom on +44 (0)20 8943 4440 or via our website.

Jenny Blanc - Fabulous Gifts and Decorations 2017 London Showroom Christmas WindowCall us on +44 (0)20 8943 4144 in the UK or +1 (246) 432 0989 in Barbados to place your order or selected items are available on our Jenny Blanc Boutique on Trouva.

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Ideas and inspiration for creating the perfect bedroom sanctuary

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Jenny Blanc London Showroom Window DisplayToday we are very excited to unveil the new window at our London showroom! This autumn we have chosen a beautiful collection of furniture with everything you need create the perfect bedroom sanctuary – a place to recharge and relax without the intrusions of everyday life as the nights draw in. The stars of the show are a beautiful salon chair and silver dressing table, complimented by a contemporary wall covering and fabric schemes blending classic colours and on-trend textures to create two different but equally inspiring looks.

Jenny Blanc London Showroom Window Display2Jenny Blanc London Showroom Window Mood-BoardCurrent fabric trends for interiors lean towards texture including cut velvet, embroidery and other three dimensional surface decoration techniques. The salon chair in our autumn window is complemented by a gorgeous new fabric by Jane Churchill featuring a cut velvet fan motif on a cotton satin ground. The dusky pink colour will add a feminine touch to any room without being cloying – especially when paired with rich chocolate brown. Textured velvet and a woven linen and viscose blend harmonise perfectly. An embroidered cushion with a geometric design pulls the look together and adds the finishing touch.

Jenny Blanc London Showroom Window CenterpieceIn the centre of the window we have featured a contemporary wallpaper by Arte who are known for their ground-breaking, textured wall coverings. Bold wallpaper is nothing to be afraid of with a design this sophisticated – far from dominating a room, the subtle pattern and colouring will soften the space and add an element of glamour creating the perfect backdrop for your furniture and accessories. This is the perfect choice for a feature wall and is available to order by the roll.

Jenny Blanc London Showroom Window ArtifactsJenny Blanc London Showroom Window Mood-Board2Our beautiful dressing table is complemented by a triptych mirror and elegant selection of accessories. A sophisticated fabric scheme blending cool tones of champagne, cream and taupe completes the look. For the main fabric we have featured a new design by Jane Churchill which again incorporates cut velvet depicting a peacock feather on a gold ground. We balanced this eye-catching fabric with two chenille velvets which add texture and a touch of lustre.

Accessories include a table lamp with a crystal base and gold coral alongside our signature shell dish with silver plated monkey and our show stopping silver hibiscus candle holder. A buttoned footstool like the one shown here is great for softening the overall look and is a practical choice when space is tight – simply slide it underneath the dressing table when not in use!

We hope you like our autumn window – let us know what you think by leaving a comment or sending a message via our website. If you would like to order any of the fabric, wallpaper or accessories featured simply call us on +44 (0)20 8943 4144. Fabric is available to order from as little as one metre and can be shipped worldwide along with wallpaper which is available to order by the roll. If you can’t quite make up your mind, visit our showrooms and take advantage of our expertise – we’ll find the right fabric and wallpaper for you, creating a scheme you’ll love for years to come.

Caribbean Beach Weddings at Jenny Blanc

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Jenny Blanc - Caribbean Wedding List
Photograph by Gina Francesca, Event Design: Emma Corrie

If you are looking for the ultimate beach wedding & the perfect gifts inspired by tropical settings, Jenny Blanc have a fantastic selection of beautiful gifts, table top settings & unique Caribbean inspired wedding favours.

As we offer a wedding list service from both our Caribbean and London showrooms, you can choose where to have your items listed and delivered to according to your requirements.

Make an appointment in either location with our London or Caribbean team to discuss your wish list while sipping on a cool cocktail or a glass of champagne.

Jenny Blanc will help you compile a tailor made list that compliments your special day and deliver your chosen items, gift wrapped, to your door.

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Product Information
All products are available in both our Caribbean and UK showrooms

  1. Sea Urchin Sculpted Candle
    This delightful candle is scented with sheer musk, driftwood, freesia, lily and sea spray to evoke the scent of the coast. A hand crafted sea urchin porcelain pot topped delicately with a piece of coral makes a wonderful wedding gift.
    Porcelain Bisque, Nickel Plate
    Dia 11.5cm H10.5cm
  1. Ocean Coral Vodka Bucket
    A truly unique piece, this ocean coral design vodka chiller bucket comes with six shot glasses, perfect for any beach wedding.
    Nickel plated stainless steel
    Vodka Bucket W25cm H20cm Dia 20cm
    Caviar Dish W19.5cm H9.5cm Dia 16cm
    Spoon L11.5cm
  1. Ocean Coral Caviar Dish
    This stunning caviar dish is accompanied by a delicate spoon and rests on a beautiful coral branch.
    Nickel plated stainless steel
    Caviar Dish W19.5cm H9.5cm Dia 16cm
    Spoon L11.5cm
  1. Coral Hurricane
    This coral design hurricane lamp looks beautiful in any setting in the home adding a subtle elegance to any area.
    Nickel Plated
    H33cm Dia 16cm
  1. Ocean Collection Serving Set
    These charming servers are inspired by the ocean coral and are fab at any lunch or dinner party.
    Nickel plated stainless steel
    Fork L28cm
    Spoon L29cm
  1. Capiz Shell Placemats
    Eye catching at any place setting, these hand dyed Capiz shell placemats are just what you need for that special occasion.
    Available in 2 colours, Natural (as pictured) and Champagne
    Dia 38cm
  1. Handcrafted Palm Leaf Sculpture
    This stunning palm leaf objet is handcrafted undergoing a series of casting, filing and oxidising techniques meaning no two are the same, a truly unique decorative piece.
    Antique Goldtone, Aluminium
    W91.5cm H67cm
  1. Palm Tree Candleholders
    Inspired by the beauty of a windswept palm tree, these candle holders make a beautiful statement on any table.
    Antique Goldtone and Marble
    Tall – W25cm x H53cm
    Short – W23cm x H43cm
  1. Palm Leaf Dinner Napkin Holder
    This elegant napkin holder with marble base is a beautiful and practical addition to your dinner table.
    Marble, Antique Goldtone, Stainless Steel
    W16cm L16cm H2.5cm
  1. Giant Clam Shell
    These fabulous giant clamshells are a real statement piece indoors or out, whether using them for storing towels by the poolside or filling with copious amounts of ice and bubbly!
    Cast resin
    W104cm D61cm H33cm
  1. Limited Edition Ceramic Sea Turtle
    Made exclusively for Jenny Blanc, this adorable limited edition ceramic turtle is hand crafted from clay using the Raku technique, making it a perfect memento to remember any Caribbean wedding by.
    L25cm W8cm
  1. Jenny Blanc Exclusive Designed Carriage Lantern
    Our exclusive Jenny Blanc branded bronze carriage lanterns look wonderful in the evening light in any outdoor or indoor setting, (use with pillar candles and even the addition of shells to make them a little extra special).
    Marine grade with tempered glass
    W29x29cm H66cm

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The Perfect Place setting…

  1. Silver Coral Detail Charger Plate
    Timeless and elegant, this glass charger plate features a delicate hand silk screen and is finished in a shiny and frosted silver coral design. A beautiful piece to create that magical Caribbean place setting.
    Dia 35cm  H1.8cm 
  1. Ocean Coral Seafood Picks
    Every element of a meal should be beautiful and these ocean coral handled seafood picks are no exception.Nickel
    L20cm approx
  1. Palm Tree Etched Glasses
    Engraved on lead free crystal-glass, these beautiful palm designed glasses add a sense of topical luxury to any occasion.Balloon Wine Glass Dia10cm H20cm
    Wine Glass Dia8cm H21cm
    Champagne Glass D5.5cm H23cm
  1. Hibiscus Floating Candles
    Available in three colours, these fun and tropical floating candles will make any pool or table display truly magical.Orange Blue and Green available
    Dia10cm H5cm
  1. Coral Design Glasses
    Beautiful, delicate hand painted coral design crystal glasses add ocean beauty to any occasion.H10cm D8cm
  1. Dot Fan Place Mat
    Inspired by ancient Japanese Kimonos, these placemats boast a charming dotted fan pattern, taking table dressing from every day to elegant.Available in 3 colours; Paprika (pictured) Shimmer and Saxon Green (pictured under coral charger)
    Dia38cm
  1. Embroidered Shell Design Napkins
    These hand Embroidered 100% cotton napkins are made exclusively for Jenny Blanc and are available in 4 unique shell designs; starfish, spider conch, scallop and turbo shell.W48cm L48cm
  1. Curly Shell Napkin Ring
    Made with a combination of shell, wood and glass these napkin rings will add a touch of class to any table setting.L10cm W8cm

Call us on +1 (246) 432 0989 in Barbados or +44 (0)20 8943 4144 in the UK to place your order.

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English Summer Weddings at Jenny Blanc

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All products are available in both our UK and Caribbean showrooms

  1. Ocean Coral Glass and Nickel Oval Plate
    Inspired by the beauty of the marine environment and the wonderful forms found there this glass and nickel coral handled plate is perfect for a statement piece at a cocktail party.
    Dimensions L: 36cm W: 6cm H: 5cm
    Also available Online
  1. Jenny Blanc Photo Frames
    Made exclusively for Jenny Blanc. These beautiful photo frames are bound in pearlised white faux leather and come in two sizes.
    Dimensions: Small – D 24cm x H 19cm. Large – D 26.5cm  x H 31.5cm.
  1. Marble Cheese Board and Cheese Knife
    Inspired by the arches and carvings of Eastern Palaces, this beautiful marble cheeseboard is finished with Mother of Pearl detail and comes with a nickel plated stainless steel cheese knife.
    Dimensions W: 25.5cm L: 38cm H: 8cm.
  1. Stainless Steel Cake Server
    Inspired by ancient craftsmanship this cake server is made using a molten metal technique, meaning that each piece is unique. Made from stainless steel and plated in nickel the finish is both refined and elegant.
    L: 26.5cm.
  1. Set of Six Hi-Ball Glasses
    A perfect gift for lovers of long cool mixed drinks. These glasses are hand made in Italy and decorated with silk screened silver bands presented on a beaten stainless steel tray.
    Hand Wash Only
    Dimensions: Glasses – D 7.5 cm x H 14.5 cm each glass
    Tray – W 11 cm x L 64 cm.
  1. A Pair of Silver Plated Candle stands
    This stylish pair of silver plated candleholders are a perfect gift or accessory for any home.
    Dimensions: H 7.5 cm x W 10.5 cm.
  1. Pair of Etched Champagne Flutes
    These beautifully proportioned champagne flutes feature a delicately etched leaf design. Small air bubbles within the stem and slight variations in thickness are a natural feature of this hand finished range.
    Dimensions: D 7 cm x H 18 cm.
  1. Lemon Detail Nut Bowl
    An elegant nickel plated nut bowl resting on a beautiful branch with Goldtone detailing, makes this a unique piece for your home.
    Dimensions Dia: 11.5cm H: 4.5cm.
  1. Champagne Cooler
    Perfect for celebrations and special occasions, this champagne cooler comfortably holds four bottles and is finished in a beaten stainless steel with a leather handle.
    Dimensions:  W 43 cm x H 21 cm.
  1. Set of Six Coloured Wine Glasses
    A stunning wine glass set. These multi coloured glasses have a unique and playful cut out pattern, which creates an interesting texture. Dishwasher safe and comes as a set of 6.
    Dimensions: D 10 cm x H 17 cm.
  1. Neom Happiness Candle
    A daily boost of happiness when you need it most… Light this scented candle for at least 2 hours to fill your room with 7 wonderfully uplifting essential oils, including Mimosa and lemon.
    Also available Online.
  1. Moroccan Tile Mirrored Tray and Table Base
    A beautiful hand-made tray table with delicate Églomisé style Moroccan design tray top (as pictured separately) is a unique and practical piece for any home. Available in different styles and in two sizes as shown
    Dimensions: Large – H57cm (inc tray top) Dia: 62cm. Small – H66cm (inc tray top) Dia: 48cm.

Call us on +44 (0)20 8943 4144 in the UK or +1 (246) 432 0989 in Barbados to place your order or selected items are available on our Jenny Blanc Boutique on Trouva.

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Celebrating Mother’s Day

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Jenny Blanc Blog - Mothers Day FlowersMothers are special because they are always there when needed.

Because they are willing to let go, even when it hurts.

Because they care enough to say “no” when needed.

Because their love is unconditional. 

Every day we should celebrate our mothers and at Jenny Blanc Interiors we have some great ideas for that perfect gift big or small.

 

At Jenny Blanc Interiors we believe mothers should be celebrated and spoilt every day!  If you are looking for that special gift no matter how large or small, please visit our showrooms or visit our online boutique on Trouva.

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Time to get ‘Hygge’

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As international designers it is important to be aware of emerging trends. “Hygge”- has been talked about a lot and originates from Denmark. Essentially it means creating a comforting, warm environment to enjoy the good things in life, preferably with good friends.

It simply requires being present and recognising a moment that feels so sweet, cosy, charming, special or nice that you just have to name the moment.

Jenny Blanc Blog - Meaning of HyggeSo whether it’s an evening in with friends where you’re just enjoying each other’s company, to the simple act of lighting a candle with every meal, Hygge is being aware of a good moment whether it’s normal or special. Indulging in some relaxation is all part of Hygge. At Jenny Blanc Interiors we pride ourselves in creating personalised and beautiful spaces for our clients. We currently have some gorgeous products in our West London showroom that will help you to create a Hygge home to enjoy the simple pleasures in life.

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The above products are available from the Jenny Blanc UK Showroom, call us on 0208 943 4144 to place your order or our Jenny Blanc Boutique on Trouva

Product Information

  1. Alpaca Pom Pom Scarf
    This gorgeous scarf is made with 70% alpaca and 30% bamboo yarn in striking aquamarine. The scarf is knitted in a specially designed link knit making it more durable and stronger than other jersey or cobweb knits. The Alpaca fur used in these products is ethically sourced.Size: Width 25 cm x Length 150 cm
    Available colours: Aquamarine, Pale Pink, Oyster
    £110.00 (also available online)
  1. Happiness 3 Wick Scented Candle
    Happiness is the ‘scent to make you happy’. This 3 wick scented candle features expertly balanced notes of white neroli, mimosa & lemon.The Fragrance: A dew-carpeted garden on a fresh spring morning. A sparkling blend of white neroli, mimosa and lemon is combined with natural fresh grass notes to create a scent evocative of the awakening of spring.

    Therapeutic Benefits: This therapeutic scent of 8 pure essential oils has been expertly blended to help lift your mood.

    420g, 3 wicks, 50 hours burn time
    £45.00 (also available online)

  1. Alpaca & Merino Fleece Luxury Slipper Boots
    Luxurious and cosy, these exquisitely made alpaca fur and bamboo fibre Slipper Boots have a sturdy suede sole and are lined with luxurious merino fleece. Ideal for icy mornings and stone flagged floors, these ultra-soft slippers are the perfect addition to your winter wardrobe.Size: S-M, 37-38 (4-5) or M-L, 39-40 (6-7)
    Material: Merino fleece, alpaca fur, suede, bamboo fibre. Also available in Charcoal.£115.00 (also available online)
  1. Alpaca & Bamboo Luxury Bed Socks
    The softest, warmest bed socks you could wish for. Handmade by skilled artisans in Peru, these beautiful bed socks are 70% alpaca and 30% bamboo, as well as hypoallergenic.One size only, fits women size approximately 4 – 7.
    Available colours: oyster, pale pink, duck egg blue, bamboo
    £52.50 (also available online)
  1. Alpaca Hot Water Bottle
    These hottie covers are beautifully handmade in Peru. The combination of 70% alpaca and 30% bamboo is luxuriously silky and soft to the touch. Fits standard hot water bottle – hot water bottle insert included. Matching bed socks are available to create the perfect gift.Size: Width 19 cm x Length 32 cm
    Available colours: oyster, pale pink, duck egg blue, bamboo
    £65.00 (also available online)

A Very Merry Christmas from Jenny Blanc…

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Planning the Christmas window at our West London showroom is one of the tasks I look forward to each year with great anticipation – whether based around a traditional Christmas tree or something more unusual, it’s the perfect opportunity to combine beautiful fabrics and home furnishings alongside gifts and smaller decorations to create a real feast for the eyes! This year in particular I felt the need to bring a touch of Christmas magic so am very happy to present our ‘Christmas angel’ to you today!

 

Jenny Blanc - London Showroom Christmas Window DisplayThe beautiful sheer fabric by Sahco which forms the body of our angel caught my eye because of the clever use of matt sequins which add depth and interest without being too glitzy. The wallpaper behind is by Harlequin and is from their latest collection. Unusual wallpapers, particularly those incorporating metallic elements, were one of the most interesting trends to gain momentum this year – we have some fantastic new additions to our samples library at the West London showroom which are already proving popular. Teal was another strong trend in 2016 and was the perfect choice for this year’s window – combined with warm metallics, glassware and natural textures including faux fur and branches it feels both glamorous and festive.

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In store we have an incredible selection of decorations, perfect for adding that last minute finishing touch to your home. Home fragrance by Aromatique and Castelbel are perfect for setting the scene for festive entertaining whilst an original selection of baubles and ornaments will trim the tree wonderfully!

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We look forward to welcoming you in 2017 with our sale, starting on Saturday 7th January at our West London Showroom.

 

Christmas Holidays in the Caribbean

The countdown to Christmas is on and the Jenny Blanc showroom on the West Coast of Barbados is looking gloriously festive. For those with homes on the island our exclusive collection of Christmas decorations and tableware will help you prepare for the arrival of friends and family – sparkling beaded placemats, table runners, metallic votives, shimmering glassware and stunning centrepieces all help set the scene for an elegant Caribbean Christmas and Party season. Our unique collection of gifts and decorative objet take the hard work out of finding that perfect present or hostess gift!

Here are a few of our favourite pieces which we hope will inspire. For more information please call the showroom on +1 (246) 432 0989.

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You don’t need to go to the West End…

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…for the perfect Christmas gift. Our Teddington showroom is bursting with unusual gifts and show stopping decorations for everyone this Christmas!

Come and be inspired by our fabulous collection of unique Christmas decorations including a huge range of baubles, festive home fragrance, glittering ornaments and foliage. With gifts starting at just £5, Jenny Blanc in Teddington is an inspiring and exciting Christmas shopping experience. Here are a few of Jenny’s favourite gift ideas that are guaranteed to bring a smile on Christmas day! 

Don’t forget we are open 7 days a week until Christmas and all gifts are beautifully wrapped free of charge.

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  1. Silver metallic leather tote bag £95 (also available online)
  2. Two strand aqua stone and 18kt gold plate chain bracelet £95
  3. Silver Swarovski Crystal teddy bear keyring / bag charm £95 (also available online)
  4. Silver metallic leather zipper purse £15.95 (also available online)
  5. Small stone and textured turquoise disk bracelet with tassel on 18kt gold plate chain £70
  6. Rose gold metallic leather zipper purse £15.95 (also available online)
  7. Rose gold metallic leather tote bag £95 (also available online)
  8. Gold Swarovski Crystal teddy bear keyring / bag charm £95 (also available online)
  9. 7 Stone aqua and labradorite necklace with 18kt gold plate chain £95
  10. Harlem Carter crystal box clutch bag (with hidden chain) £350
  11. Helen Moore faux fur zipper purses – a selection of colours available £25
  12. Simple textured disk with small stone pendant in green onyx. 18kt gold plate pendant and chain £40
  13. Samantha Holmes alpaca scarf £110 (also available online)
  14. Medium sculptural bangle in 18kt gold plate with mixed semi precious stones £130
  15. Luxury alpaca slipper boots lined with merino fleece £115 (also available online)
  16. Alpaca knee socks £30 (also available online)
  17. Elephant head bottle opener £75
  18. ‘This Is My Happy Place’ coffee mug £18 (also available online)
  19. Lavender fish £29.95
  20. Set of six coloured champagne flutes £145
  21. Neom ‘A Christmas Wish’ three wick candle £45 (also available online)

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Don’t forget it’s not too late to freshly accessorise your home for Christmas! With a unique collection of mirrors, lighting, artwork, furniture and objet sourced from around the world, the Jenny Blanc showroom in Teddington is the home of irresistibly beautiful design.

We can take away the hard work with our bespoke Christmas decorating service – let us transform your home for the coming season leaving you with more time to relax and enjoy the festivities! Call the showroom on +44 (0)20 8943 4440 for more information.

Jenny Writes… Settling in for summer

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Summer might have got off to a rainy start here in the UK but my garden has never looked better! Each year I choose a different colour scheme for the flowers which keeps the garden feeling new and exciting and creates a beautiful, harmonious effect. This year I have chosen pale mauves, soft pinks, blues and whites which look vibrant and fresh alongside all the different shades of green.

Once your garden is in bloom make the most of your flowers by bringing them into your home! Last month I shared some ideas for smaller floral arrangements that you can easily create for yourself and are the perfect way to enjoy the geraniums, spray roses and abundance of fresh herbs currently in season. For summer parties and outdoor entertaining a small trug like the one pictured below or other small wicker baskets make the perfect container for trailing floral table top arrangements. I always have a few small flower pots planted up for this purpose and simply return them to the garden afterwards. Umbrellas are of course essential for keeping the sun off on warmer days but providing much needed shelter during inevitable summer showers! For parties I often hire in a large umbrella which is a perfect solution for a smaller garden like mine.

Jenny Blanc Blog - Small Floral TrugJenny Blanc Blog - Floral ArrangementSpeaking of small things, I love to collect decorative ornaments like bird baths and small sculptures which look charming peeping out between the gaps in plants. The beautiful urn pictured below is an antique – as you can see by its beautifully rustic patina. To me, a classic piece like this always looks better in its natural state – this year I have planted it with mauve petunias and blue lobelia which drape and trail beautifully, creating a gorgeous summer display.

Jenny Blanc Blog - Floral Urn Display Jenny Blanc Blog - Bird SculpturesThe beginning of July always feels like the right time to give garden furniture a good clean and take stock of what needs replacing. New cushions or a brightly coloured throw are an easy way to give your existing furniture a fresh new look and will mean that you’re ready for when the warmer weather arrives in earnest! For ambient evening lighting glass hurricanes like the one you can just glimpse below look stunning with pillar candles, nestled amongst the plants.

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And finally, here is a fun idea to help keep you cool this summer! Slice the top and bottom of a cucumber then with a potato peeler, cut wafer thin slices straight into a smart jug filled with chilled water. Top with ice cubes and serve. For parties, homemade ice lollies are always a welcome surprise – try blending fresh raspberries with mint or a mixture of freshly squeezed orange and lemon juice. Then all that will remain is to put your feet up and enjoy this beautiful time of the year!

Bottoms Up!

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With the sun shining and the excitement of Royal Ascot and the Henley Regatta around the corner here in the UK, what better time to think about outdoor entertaining? Sharing a bottle or two of ice cold champagne in the garden with friends is one of my favourite pastimes but you can of course go further afield. Why not pack up the car and head out for a luxurious picnic? Our UK showroom has everything you need to entertain in style this summer.

The champagne cooler pictured below is made from solid pewter and is an exquisite investment piece. The delicate etching and classic shape give it a feminine feel and the unique design means you can keep your champagne flutes as cold as ice! The linen table cloth is one of our exclusive designs – the colourful English garden flowers look stunning against our brightly coloured linen napkins.

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The champagne cooler pictured below has a sleek, modern shape with a leather handle which adds a slightly more masculine edge. Large enough to accommodate several bottles it looks fantastic in the centre of a round table or a kitchen island, piled high with ice and bubbles. As dusk begins to fall, pillar candles in glass hurricanes (pictured right) are perfect for creating a soft glow.

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Brightly coloured paper napkins with bold patterns are a fun way to add a splash of colour to your picnic or party. Our selection of summer match boxes at our UK showroom add just the right touch of whimsy!

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Five Fresh Ideas for Spring Flowers…

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A home filled with fresh flowers is one of life’s essentials – they’re the finishing touch that really bring a room to life and are so uplifting. One of the mistakes people often make though is thinking that they must always have an enormous bunch of blooms (more often than not accompanied by rather a lot of dark foliage) in the middle of the dining table and pay no attention to the rest of the house. Today I want to give you some ideas for some more creative and unusual ways to display flowers throughout your home that won’t cost the earth – in fact I absolutely forbid you to go out and buy a new vessel especially for the purpose but instead, look around your home with a fresh eye! Teacups, jugs, tureens and even shells make beautiful containers for flowers and require only a handful of blooms that more often than not, can be plucked straight from the garden. Happy picking!

Tiny buds and teacups…

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Teacups look very much at home on bedside tables – hinting at the promise of Sunday papers and a slow start to the day. Filled with flowers they create a fun and thoughtful finishing touch, especially for guest rooms. Delicate cups in unusual shapes work best – look for ones in pretty spring colours that you can match to the flowers. Above I have used a combination of Purple Lisianthus and sage for the green and purple tea cup and saucer. The sage leaves add an unexpected twist and the beautiful bloom of the leaves works perfectly in this bedroom with accents of duck egg blue. Earlier, I used Pink Elegance Lisianthus and Thlaspi in a pretty cup with a touch of pink for a really feminine bedside table. With both arrangements the key is to keep things loose – don’t try to pack too many flowers in, and offset the tight buds with some light and feathery foliage. The whispy Thlaspi and velvety sage leaves do the job perfectly here. Whilst these two arrangements might appear effortlessly put together, the secret (as is so often the case) is to start with good foundations. A small piece of oasis foam at the bottom of each cup will hold the flowers in place, allowing you to create space between each stem.

A single bloom in a shell…

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In Barbados, one of my favourite finishing touches for dinner parties is to dress each place setting with a beautiful polished shell filled with a fresh frangipani flower. Just imagine 24 of them all the way down the length of an outdoor dining table, lit with candles under the setting Caribbean sun! Over in the UK, an antique silver shell like the one pictured above works just as well – here I’ve filled it with a single camellia, freshly picked from my garden. The eglomise place mat that the shell rests on is one of my exclusive designs (inspired by this very camellia bush in fact!). There are six designs available from our UK showroom featuring a range of English garden flowers whilst over in Barbados the tropical versions are very popular!

An antique tureen makes the perfect planter…

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When looking for unusual vessels for your flowers the kitchen may seem like the logical place to start with glasses being an obvious choice, however, if you look at your tableware with a fresh eye you might find a serving dish, like this antique blue and white china tureen which could work perfectly! Larger and more robust than a teacup, a tureen is the perfect place to use a plant, rather than cut flowers to make a beautiful addition to a sideboard or as a centrepiece for outside dining. Here I’ve used a lavender plant but take a look at what’s in season – small spring bulbs like Grape Hyacinths and Narcissus work beautifully as well as pansies and some of the smaller varieties of nasturtiums and geraniums. The key here is to ask your florist for some fresh, green moss to cover all the soil around the base of the plant and add an inch or two of gravel to the bottom of the dish to help with drainage for a long lasting arrangement. If you don’t already have a china tureen, your local antique shop is the place to start looking as you won’t find a new one with half as much charm. Whichever one you choose make sure it comes complete with its matching saucer – its little touches like this that make all the difference.

A fresh idea from the tables of Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons…

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When Raymond and I opened Le Manoir Aux Quat’ Saisons over 30 years ago, I spent several weekends hunting in my favourite antiques shops and bought 35 silver jugs (one for every table). Each one was different and each one beautiful in its own way. Every day we picked fresh spray roses from the gorgeous kitchen garden to create a centrepiece for each table. Back in the 80’s this was a very unorthodox idea – especially for a Michelin stared restaurant! They caught everyone’s eye and always sparked a conversation – I loved them because they were a fun nod towards the culinary setting whilst making the most of the beautiful surroundings. Here I’ve used the same idea but added rosemary for its beautiful fragrance and deep green colour. Once again a small piece of oasis foam is your friend here and will mean that you don’t have to pack the flowers in tightly in order for them to stand up. Many of us have a silver jug like this lurking at the back of the sideboard cupboard waiting for the day the queen pops in for tea – this is the perfect excuse to give it a polish and enjoy it every day of the week!

Coloured glassware and a single bloom…

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Coloured glassware can add a fun, unexpected twist to an otherwise simple arrangement – here I have used a majestic ‘Sarah Bernhardt’ peony alongside one of my antique cranberry jugs to create an elegant arrangement perfect for a small side table, dressing table, writing desk or even a kitchen window ledge! When it comes to the more expensive flowers such as peonies or roses, choosing just one, single bloom is a great way to keep the cost down – which of course means that you can treat yourself to a fresh one every week!

I hope you have enjoyed my ideas for creating floral arrangements in some smaller and more unusual containers – next time we’ll be pulling out all the stops with some ideas for floral arrangements at the other end of the scale! If you feel inspired to try any of my ideas at home do share a picture on Facebook or Twitter – use the hashtag #JennyBlancStyle so I can see what you’ve created!

Rise and shine! A French breakfast with a tropical twist…

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Did you know that in France coffee, tea and hot chocolate are drunk not from mugs or cups but bowls? It’s a custom which often takes visitors by surprise but really makes perfect sense – after all what could be nicer than warming your hands around a bowl of hot chocolate on a cold afternoon or dunking a freshly baked croissant into your coffee on Sunday morning?

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Elsewhere around the world, French coffee bowls have become something of a collector’s item for those in the know. The beautiful bowl and plate set pictured above are made in France by luxury fine porcelain manufacturers Gien. The design is called ‘Cacao’ and features the ripe fruit of the cacao tree along with tropical wildlife including parrots and flamingos. Also available in the range is a mug and rectangular plate – perfect for petit four or biscuits! They’re the perfect way to add a dash of tropical fun to your breakfast or tea table whilst still keeping things sophisticated with their delicate, painterly design.

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This stunning range of china is available to order online via our Trouva boutique (with free worldwide shipping when you spend over £50!) and in store at our London showroom. Both our London and Barbados showrooms have a wonderful selection of placemats, napkins, glasses and other tableware to help you create the perfect al-fresco breakfast now that the days are getting warmer – pop in to see us and let us inspire you!

The perfect gift for Mother’s Day and beyond…

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Above: A classic white orchid arrangement on top of a bespoke wrought iron console table designed by Jenny Blanc.

Finding the perfect gift for Mother’s Day couldn’t be simpler – either call our Barbados showroom on +1 (246) 432 0989, email showroombarbados@jennyblanc.com or pop in to see us and let us help you choose the perfect floral arrangement.

Jenny Blanc, Frangipani, Sunset Crest, Holetown, St. James, Barbados.

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Real orchids are timelessly elegant, unquestionably beautiful and unfortunately, very tricky to look after! Much better to choose a deceptively lifelike, faux version instead. Our hand assembled orchids and other flowers are the absolute pick of the bunch – we know because we have sourced them from around the world, especially for our Barbados showroom in St. James.

As part of our 20th Anniversary celebrations we’re currently offering 20% off the marked price of everything in our London and Barbados showrooms – including the fabulous floral arrangements pictured above! We also have a fantastic selection of Mother’s Day cards and other gifts, all at 20% off for a limited time only. It’s our gift to you and the perfect excuse to spoil your Mum this Mother’s Day.

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For those with homes on the island, a beautiful floral arrangement can really breathe life into a room. Our larger plants look perfect on console tables, coffee tables and even outside on terraces (where they can stand up to the strongest island breezes!). Smaller plants are perfect for adding a dash of colour to a quiet corner or smaller room. Our Phalaenopsis orchid centrepiece is very popular at our Barbados showroom – just add twinkling candles to set the mood for a fabulous dinner party! Best of all, the orchids can be easily removed from their containers making them incredibly versatile.

The print featured above is ‘Maringa Tropical’ by Kai. All prices are in Barbados dollars.

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