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Benholm exhibits at premium Interior Design event

On the 22nd and 23rd of February we partnered with the Scottish Interiors Showcase at the Macdonald Inchyra Hotel and Spa. Regarded as the principal and largest show of its kind in the UK, it has become a must-visit event in the diary for hundreds of interior designers. Despite the inclement weather, over 1,200 visitors from across the UK in the Design, Hotel and Retail sectors made their way to Grangemouth to where over 150 brands showcased the latest spring collections of fabrics, lighting, furniture, and accessories.    

We took the opportunity to show how effectively plants and greenery can impact interior design projects by displaying planters throughout the venue, including some feature Rhipsalis plants on the tables where coffee and lunch was served, helping to spark some interesting conversations around Biophilic design.     

Emma Robertson attended both days of the event, presenting the services we offer to interior designers and answering questions about our wide range of products. Homes & Interiors Scotland were also keen to learn more about what we do at Benholm and interviewed Emma for their social media channels.  

The centrepiece of our stand was a bespoke Nordik Moss wall featuring the result of an internal all-staff design competition which was won by our very own Kyleigh Fielder. Her design was conceptualized from her love of the rugged Scottish outdoors and features her colourful interpretation of Loch Goil. Its unusual look and texture grabbed the attention of and provoked several questions from visitors. They wanted to know if it was made using real plants, what maintenance it requires and the possibility of other custom designs. Keep an eye out for a blog post coming shortly which will address all of this and more. 

Our complimentary Seedboms which were given away at our stand also created intrigue from visitors at the event. Filled with wild flower seeds these quirky grenade-style Seedbombs are fully biodegradable and are a fun way to bring life into any urban environment. Ever popular, these guerrilla marketing style giveaways will hopefully be featuring on social media once they start blooming later this year!   

All in all, a fantastic couple of days which left us and our visitors brimming with new interior design ideas and excited to return in 2023.    

 

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Exterior trends for 2022 for your balcony, terrace or rooftop

Plants are now more popular than ever before so you might be considering giving your terrace, rooftop area or exterior areas a transformation to include lots of lush, gorgeous greenery.

At Benholm Group we can help you create super spaces, and we can keep it looking great to give you that wow factor. 

We’ve picked a variety of design trends that are predicted to be huge this year. Let us help you make the most of your outdoor space and make 2022 your best year.

Maximising space

Making spaces work harder to maximise all space available is a current trend when it comes to practicality and productivity. 2022 is the year to celebrate small green spaces and we can get creative as balcony, terrace and rooftop gardens are booming when it comes to design trends. Planters can be provided on casters so that they can be truly flexible to your needs for your spaces. This trend will also see stackable planting, cascading window boxes and hedging to create separate balcony zones becoming more and more popular. Plants are beneficial however small the space.

 

Green walls

Don’t just think about the floor. Try a living or artificial wall to green up any spaces and enhance your spaces visual appeal. Our green walls make a great focal point on a balcony or terrace, and they can be used as a selfie backdrop for your customers or visitors. Living walls also naturally purify the air in your space and they can attract wildlife so they’re ideal for busy cities.

 

Sustainability

A very popular trend for 2022 will continue to be emphasis on the planet and designs that impact the planet positively. This will include using natural materials such as ceramic and coloured glass planters or planting a tree. We can show you that great designs do not need to damage the environment. We can all do our part when it comes to sustainability and making small changes can really help to benefit the planet and reduce your carbon footprint.

 

Supersized planters

Go large with pots and planters. Use our statement pots to give you a gorgeous focal point, a defining feature and to really enhance the sense of greenery. If you’re thinking about new planters, then think big! The bigger the better then we can fill them with glorious, lush greenery to create a space that can really be enjoyed.

 

Gardens for peace of mind

Creating somewhere to enjoy moments of stillness is important to boost mindfulness and mental wellbeing. Being surrounded by beautiful plants is the ultimate form of stress relief and that’s exactly what’s needed as we head into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show that being in nature can have a positive effect on our mental health and wellbeing. Plants provide comfort in uncertain times and create a peaceful environment. We can work with you to design outdoor spaces that provide a place to retreat.

 

 

At Benholm Group we can also provide you with parasols, barriers, banners, and you could even get a brand to contribute as a sponsor.  You can have a look at our outdoor dining page for some ideas: www.benholm.com/outdoor-dining/

We would love to help you transform your spaces using these trends this year. Call us today 01324 861300 or email us at mail@benholm.com

We look forward to hearing from you.

Check out our gallery for more plantspiration: www.benholm.com/gallery/

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A plantscapers comment on Pantone Color of the Year 2022

Look no further if you’re looking for Interior Design plantspiration. Plants don’t just come in green, and colourful plants will transform any dull, dark room, office, or venue. At Benholm Group we’re passionate about keeping up to date with trends and we were so excited to see the announcement of Pantone’s Color of the Year 2022.

Pantone is the company that sets one of the most widely recognised colour standards and their Color of the Year 2022 is Very Peri, a dynamic periwinkle as a response to the transformative times we are living in. As we enter the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic our ideas and standards are changing. This brand-new shade created by Pantone displays a joyous attitude and dynamic presence that encourages creativity and imaginative expression. It’s a colour that inspires inventiveness and encompasses the qualities of blues and possesses a violet-red undertone. For the first time Pantone has selected a shade that wasn’t in its existing catalogue as its Color of the Year 2022. The resulting Very Peri is similar to colours commonly found in nature, such as lavender flowers.

 

For 23 years Pantone’s Color of the Year has influenced multiple industries including fashion, home furnishings, and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Last year, the brand broke with tradition and selected two tones as its colours of the year. Ultimate Gray, a simple grey colour, and Illuminating, a cheerful yellow, were its choices for 2021.

We love this colour, and we can bring it to life in your designs and spaces. We let creativity blossom and we’re excited to see how this colour will be used throughout 2022. We’ve picked out some of our previous projects where we’ve used colours taking inspiration from Very Peri.