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April Showers bring May Flowers!

A Mother’s Day tea party alerts the senses with the warm, comforting flavours of tea to the sunny delights of fresh cut flowers.

Flower Power

Recognition of mothers began with the giving of a carnation that has blossomed into a grander affair.

“The presence of flowers triggers happy emotions, heightens feelings of life satisfaction and affects social behaviour in a positive manner.” – Rutgers: Flowers Improve Health.

Implement fresh cut flowers in strength to enhance visual beauty and provide floral scents to complement the menu.


The traditional tea cart is not only utility in function, but it also adds to the setting through the detail and finish.

Create a unique experience with the use of florals as focus in the subject of the artwork and in the surroundings.

A colourful and textural feel is created with an accent rug, fabric napkins, unique pottery for the cut flowers, and in the feminine dishware of the tea party.

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT ‘Cactus Flower’ original acrylic on canvas by Christine Taylor $1,295 from Images Custom Framing & Gallery, antique teak dining chair $295 from Arawak Interiors, tea trolley $155, hyacinth $18, white vase $35, peony in silver glass $18, all from House, ‘Pink Bougainvillea’ print by Lisa Muddiman Gray $29 from Images Custom Framing & Gallery, red & white jug $14, small footed bowls $5-$8, teapot $18, cups & saucers $14, sugar bowl $12, teaspoons & spreaders $4, green striped napkins $16, assorted silk flowers $6-$22, basket $45, striped cotton rug $40, rose in silver glass $15, bamboo photo frame $20, dragonfly place cards $6, green ribbed placemats $22, iron & stone napkin rings $10, cocktail napkins $6, etched ceramic tumbler $20, water bottles $16 all from House, ‘Angel’s Trumpet’ Watercolour by Bonnie Hovel $195 from Images Custom Framing & Gallery, hydrangeas in pot $58, jute rug $165, indoor/outdoor rug $60 all from House.

Photography by Rainbow Visions BVI

Debi Carson

Debi Carson

Habitat Editor Debi Carson is among the Caribbean's most prominent interior designers, heading one of the region's most versatile full-service design firms. Boasting sixteen years’ experience in the Caribbean and NCIDQ certification, Debi’s portfolio shines.
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