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 […]

Spotlight: Ayumi Takahashi

New York-based artist, Ayumi Takahashi, has a remarkable talent for creating bold images that positively brim with colour, character and depth. Born in China, raised in Japan and educated in the US and London, Ayumi is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a keen traveller with a passion for history, language, culture and people. Her distinctive portraits of women subtly […]

Ask McQueens: I Love Colourful Flowers but My Fiancée Wants a ‘Neutral’ Look – Help!

Anyone who’s decorated with a significant other will recognise the perils of choosing a colour scheme with their partner, you never fully appreciate how many colour combinations there are in the world until you’ve compared several hundred swatches on a wall and, more often than not, exercised a little bit of compromise before picking the perfect […]

Spotlight: Lucinda Law

Taking to the stage in today’s Spotlight interview is a woman of many talents; Singapore-based artist, Lucinda Law. We first stumbled across Lucinda’s work after spotting the fabulous illustrated cover she created for Harper’s Bazaar SG, in 2016, and were enthralled to learn about her multi-faceted life as a writer, editor, teacher and botanical watercolour […]