Faking it: Spring Blooms for your home

Welcome to our new regular interiors feature, brought to you by interior stylist, Liz Hardcastle of Little White Horses Interiors, Alderley Edge.

Liz Hardcastle Little White Horses Interiors Alderley Edge“I’m looking forward to showcasing my favourite styles and tops tips for accessorising your beautiful Cheshire homes, keeping them looking fresh and on trend throughout the Spring/Summer season.

“This month is all about adding instant freshness to the home, bringing a touch of the outdoors in. Artificial flowers have really improved in recent times and are now a popular accessory for the home. Not only do they last a lifetime but they are more realistic than ever, with a soft silky feel and available in a multitude of vibrant, natural colourways.

“I’ve searched across the county to bring you the finest artificial blooms. Here are five of my personal favourites, available in and around Cheshire and online, that will brighten your home as we look forward to the joys of spring!”

1. OKA, Knutsford


OKA offers a fabulous range of artificial flowers. The floristry room in the Knutsford store really is a site to behold! Select individual stems for minimalism or bunch blooms together for a striking centerpiece to accentuate any room.

Our favourite – Faux mop head hydrangea stem £20

  • LOCATION: Manchester Road, Knutsford, WA16 0LT
  • Website: Oka.com

2. John Lewis, Cheadle

John Lewis has an impressive selection of artificial blooms and their cottage garden bouquet stands out. Arranged and displayed in an attractive handmade ceramic jug, this ready to go flower mix has a lovely blend of Foxgloves, Lilac, Cornus, Cow Parsley, Astrantia and Glass Seed.

Our favourite – Artificial Peony Cottage Garden Mixed Flowers in a Jug, Large £100

  • LOCATION: Wilmslow Road, Cheadle, SK8 3BZ
  • Website: Johnlewis.com

3. Neptune, Wilmslow

Neptune’s Flower Shop hosts a wonderful springtime collection of life-like flowers. Taking inspiration from the Cornish Hedgerows, their blue hyacinths are particularly striking, capturing the coastline as it turns blue in the summer months.

Our favourite – Hyacinth Blue stem £15

  • LOCATION: Unit 6 Milbank House, Bollin Walk, Wilmslow SK9 1BJ
  • Website: Neptune.com

4. Cox and Cox

One of our favourite online interior boutiques, Cox and Cox boasts a lovely collection of artificial flowers, from delicate cherry blossoms and eucalyptus sprays to vibrant rosebuds and peonies adding a feminine, delicate touch to any home.

Our favourite – Six faux peony stems £45

Website: coxandcox.co.uk

5. Sweetpea and Willow

Willow orchid copy

Our final elegant flower arrangement is Sweetpea & Willow’s Potted White Orchid, available to order online. Ideal for centrepieces on an entrance table or a dinner table decoration, it’s clean and crisp look will compliment any luxury interior.

Our favourite – Potted White Orchid, £165

Website: sweetpeaandwillow.com



Little White Horses, based in Alderley Edge, Cheshire, is passionate about creating fresh and stylish interiors for the home.  Starting life framing and selling beautiful shell, starfish and sea fan pictures, we now offer a friendly and personal interior styling service, helping local clients to accessorise and dress their homes perfectly.

Website: http://www.littlewhitehorses.com

Email: liz@littlewhitehorses.com