Spe­cial de­liv­ery

Nikki Tib­bles’ bou­quets are now avail­able straight to your door

The Daily Telegraph - Telegraph Magazine - - THE CUT//HOUSE STYLE - Talib Choudhry

NIKKI TIB­BLES FIRST tried her hand at floristry 24 years ago, when she of­fered to do the flow­ers for a friend’s wed­ding. She was work­ing in ad­ver­tis­ing at the time and look­ing for a change of ca­reer. ‘I’m cre­ative but I can’t paint, I can’t draw and I can’t write,’ she ex­plains. ‘I re­alised flow­ers were the per­fect medium to ex­press my­self. They let me work with colour and tex­ture.’

After an ap­pren­tice­ship with an es­tab­lishe d Lon­don flori st, Tib­bles launched Wild at Heart in 1994, in Not­ting Hill’s tiny but iconic Turquoise Is­land build­ing. She has since added a flag­ship store in Pim­lico and a con­ces­sion in the depart­ment store Lib­erty. The events side of her busi­ness – from glitzy gala din­ners in Lon­don to sump­tu­ous weddings in the south of France – now takes up most of her time, but a new col­lab­o­ra­tion with let­ter-box bou­quet pur­veyor Bloom & Wild means that ev­ery­one has ac­cess to her lush style.

Blo om & Wild of­fers a che er­ful na­tion­wide ser­vice (from £20 per bou­quet with de­liv­ery): flow­ers are de­liv­ered through the mail in a slim card- board box and come with a pam­phlet ex­plain­ing how best to style and care for them. The com­pany launched in 2013 and now sends out tens of thou­sands of flat-pack bou­quets ev­ery week.

Tib­bles’ launch col­lec­tion is oxy­moron­i­cally ti­tled Mod­ern Her­itage, but the three au­tumn op­tions are all very sweet. Tib­bles’ Bloom & Wild bou­quets are fool­proof as they come ready tied for you to put straight into a vase. Prices start at £40 and they will be avail­able from Fri­day.

Fuss-free blooms cre­ated by a flo­ral style-set­ter – what could be nicer to re­ceive in the post? bloomand­wild.com

From top Nikki Tib­bles’ Au­tumn Morn­ings ar­range­ment for Bloom & Wild; Tib­bles with Aron Gel­bard, CEO of Bloom & Wild, and one of her five res­cue dogs

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