black and white floral

August 2, 2011  in flowers

I took these photos back in the Spring, just playing around with with my camera for half an hour and seeing how graphic it looked with the white against some of my monochrome prints and a little black vase. The little pop of yellow from the stamens giving it that added lift. I find I swing back to bold and graphic when i’ve been working on colourful, pretty things and need that contrast to balance things out.

The flower is a from a Clematis that I have grown up the front of our house over the last five years. Each flower is about 15cms/5 or 6 inches across and every Spring it looks amazing as dozens of the huge blooms come out and fill the wall next to my front door. It makes me happy to have that welcoming sight when I return home.

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  1. elisa says:

    i’d like to see that too. i tried to grow an evergreen clematis at my london door, but i insist on going away each summer and it was neglected to death. i was awfully pleased to see a great old clematis climbs up the deck of our cottage, the next best thing! x

  2. Rona says:

    Hi Sania. What gorgeous photos…especially the one with the butterflies in the background! I’m very much a ‘colour’ person when it comes to flowers…but your blog post has inspired me to think more about playing with monochrome :-).

    P.S. Wasn’t the marketplace at Vintage 2011 great!

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Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 18 years, and is known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for top architecture practices and property development companies. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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