The Wonderful World of Florists

The flower industry has revolutionised over the past 25 years and working in the wonderful world of flowers has never been more appealing. McQueens was at the forefront of the revolution that helped to reshape an industry that was saddled with a fuddy-duddy reputation and mired in antiquated rules and notions of how flowers should […]

Will Williams: A Mindfulness Approach

In case you haven’t noticed, there is a quiet revolution taking place – the practice of mindfulness. People from every walk of life are increasingly looking for an alternative approach to living with the demanding stresses and strains of today’s busy lifestyle, and many are turning to mindfulness as the answer. Holistic practices such as […]

Dyed Flowers: What Are Your Thoughts?

Are dyed flowers an exuberant and kitsch enhancement, or a hideous and abhorrent crime? Here at McQueens: the Blog, no flowery question is out of bounds so don’t shriek at the messenger. OK, so our official line has been unequivocal and this comes right from the top. Dye and flowers should never come into contact with each other, under any […]

Flowers and Home with Sarah Akwisombe

Last week, in light of our recent nomination for an Amara Blogging Award, we launched a new series on McQueens the Blog, focussing on flowers and home with some of our favourite interiors experts. Today we’re delighted to invite the award-winning London design blogger and all-around talented lady, Sarah Akwisombe to share her thoughts on the topic, […]

Flowers and Home with Maxine Brady

Avid readers of the blog will have spotted that we were recently nominated for an Amara Interior Blogging Award, an inspiring campaign that, in their words, “celebrates and engages with the most authoritative and respected bloggers in the vast interior blogging industry”. We were, as you can imagine, absolutely delighted (and more than a little […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Floral Fox Art

Cotswolds-based artist, Amy Rose, is the creative face behind Floral Fox Art. Her Instagram account shares her illustrative, botanical and nature-inspired drawings and paintings with a delicate eye for detail. A trained fine artist and florist, with a passion for vintage and antiques, her distinct illustrative style is both modern in style and reminiscent of […]

Spotlight: Katie Spicer

Today’s spotlight interview is with lifestyle photographer Katie Spicer. Specialising in creative brands, events and artisans, Katie has built a reputation for a style that is heavily inspired by nature. Her images are light, bright and beautifully composed and a look through her portfolio reveals a love and a passion for flowers that regularly feature […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Joshua Werber

Drawing from the natural world, Joshua Werber’s work is, in his own words, “an exploration of emotion through the act of creation”. An artist best known for the hashtag #FloralTeteATete — his weekly floral headpieces posted on Instagram— Joshua has earned himself a flurry of followers thanks to the playfully sculptural, mini masterpieces that sit jauntily on […]

Spotlight: Clare Therese

Today we turn the spotlight onto British Surface Pattern designer, Clare Therese, best known for her delicate, hand-drawn and painted florals inspired by the natural environment of her rural Hampshire surroundings. Clare lives and works on a farm with her young family, taking on commissions alongside creating surface pattern designs and illustrations for printed textiles and […]

Instagrammer of the Week: Cupid Collars

If you love dogs in cute outfits then you will positively adore today’s Instagrammer of the Week, founder of Cupid Collars, Jodie. A floral designer by trade and a lifelong dog lover— follow her and you will quickly come to know her furry models and muses, Flavia and Ely — Jodie hand-makes adorable floral collars from […]