A Plants and Floral Themed Lunch

A while ago I attended a trend seminar and lunch organized by The joy of plants (Dutch websites: Mooi wat bloemen doen & Mooi wat planten doen), an initiative by The Flower Council of Holland. As you know, flowers are one of my little luxuries I can’t live without. I regularly post pictures and blog posts about my bouquets, flowers, and flower picking. For me it is a life necessity. Not a week goes by that I don’t buy flowers. I also love plants and enjoy participating in the urban jungle blog challenge each month with a bunch of other international bloggers when we show our house plants. I was therefore thrilled to have been invited to this very informative, interesting, and inspiring trend seminar and lunch, where I learnt more about this year’s trends in decorating with plants and flowers.IMG_3428IMG_3408IMG_3407

The trend lunch

Today I would like to share some photos of the lunch itself and the venue, and tomorrow I’m disclosing the trends and what it looks like in home decor. The space where the lunch was held was breathtaking! It took place in Studio 13 in Amsterdam, in a loft-like, rough and industrial studio. Set against the plastered walls and raw space, renowned florists and decorators The Wunderkammer together with Klimprodukties, created a striking juxtaposition with a myriad of colourful flowers and plants. Long tables were boasting with flowers. The walls were adorned with single stem flowers put up with masking tape. Everything else was kept white and simple.IMG_3398IMG_3400IMG_3403IMG_3416IMG_3432

The seminar’s presenter was Aafje Nijman, trendwatcher at Bureau Nijman + Van Haasteren, who gave us an overview of societal trends and currents and put the trends in plants and flowers in relation to interiors and food in that perspective. The 4-course lunch was served simultaneously and was a culinary translation of the 4 trends discussed. It was a visual feast as well as a tasty experience. The decorations, table settings and the colour explosion inspired me to create something similar for Easter or a birthday party. IMG_3438IMG_3442IMG_3445IMG_3451IMG_3455photo (19)

We had a delicious fish salad, fresh salmon, a Japanese seaweed wrap with raw vegetables, and as a trompe d’oeuil dessert of cinnamon sticks with pudding and peach that looked like breakfast. As a treat there was orchid and rose petals candy handmade by Katja Gruijters fooddesign. Tomorrow I will elaborate on the trends and how you can perk up your interior with plants and flowers. IMG_3405


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