Category: Creative Inspiration

Thursday Inspo – #pumpkinflowers

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Rachael Taylor blog! We hope you’re all loving this Autumnal weather & the festive vibes in the air. As many of our readers may know, here in the Rachael Taylor Studio we are HUGE fans of all things floral & festive, so today we’re sharing a fantastic DIY floral […]

Plant Girl Iris – Autumn at Arley Hall

I love this time of year! There’s such beautiful colours around. 1 day a week I’m learning a new botanical skill, which compliments my design & photography work too (you can read my previous posts here). I just love it as my time at Arley makes me so relaxed (& I do it instead of the gym). […]

Thursday Inspo – Amazing Autumn Baking!

Hello everyone! Welcome back to the Rachael Taylor blog – we hope you’ve all had a fab week! Today’s post is especially sweet as we’re exploring some gorgeous Autumnal baked goods, complete with bright colours, fun themes & gorgeous presentation! This time of year lends itself to lots of warming and fun rituals, such as baking and indulging in our favourite sweet […]

Garden & Flowers Photoshoot Behind The Scenes

Last week we had a day of really fun & colour-filled shooting in my garden with lots of flowers & foliage. The day was a mixture of getting some gardening shots for my studio & making some gorgeous flower art for The Colour Gang (my sister site Make it in Design’s membership club). We had […]

Wabi Sabi by Beth Kempton

I’m so excited for my friend & business partner Beth Kempton who has just released her second book ‘Wabi Sabi: Japanese Wisdom for a Perfectly Imperfect Life’. Beth’s first book ‘Freedom Seeker’ was truly immense & this new one is just as much of a gem! I wanted to wait for the right moment to […]

Plant Girl Iris on Instagram

Hello lovely people, for those of you that know me well or have followed me for a while will know I’m a creative soul who juggles a lot of things & I always love to learn. At the moment I’m furthering my knowledge in the botanical world to compliment my design studio work & I […]

Find It Fix It Flog It Feature

I was asked by the lovely people at Channel 4’s award winning daytime TV show Find It Fix It Flog It to design a bespoke retro fabric so the talented Gemma Longworth could kit out a classic campervan with it. I spotted Gemma on the telly box working her magic with my fabric to create some funky […]

New Design Work & Trying New Things

Sometimes I just get a creative urge & the designs just flow out of me no matter what time it is (& I ignore what I’m meant to be doing). I’ve also been trying out a lot of new things lately from visiting plant shows to getting a second job as a gardeners apprentice! The […]

Plant Girl IRIS

I’m up to all sorts of randomness as per usual. Story of my life & career! If it’s to do with creativity or learning then I have a thing with a lot of serendipitous occurrences following me around. To cut a long story short, I’ve been drawing plants & nature for my job for over […]

Favourite Lifestyle Photography

September always seems to be a month for photoshoots for us as we have several booked in for both the studio & our sister site Make it in Design, just like last year. In preparation for the photoshoots in Rachael’s home & studio we’ve been going through previous shoots & picking our favourites to use […]