Lil Caldwell of Grandirosa floral design studio is the woman behind the beautiful blooms that you'll see in all our Cowshed x Mary Katrantzou images. We asked her how she came to work with flowers, the inspiration behind the Cowshed shoot and for some expert tips to get the most out of your own arrangements at home.
'For the shoot, we predominantly used big blooms for impact and texture. The design of the bottles was perfect inspiration! Matching the vibrant colours of the packaging, we selected English roses with the most perfect scent, different varieties of dahlias, delphiniums and stems of flowering dill, freesia and crocosmia. Very much the best of summer. Dahlias are having a 'moment' at the minute - the variety you can get in colour, size and shape makes them perfect for creating really impactful floral design. They feature in many forms in the images - blush Cafe Au Lait dahlias which are huge (sometimes they are called dinner-plate dahlias), pom-pom dahlias in vibrant corals and orange and Withy Pitt dahlias which are grown by a specialist grower in West Sussex.