Today we are pleased to have a special guest as part of our Q & A series, Ruth from The Doors of Berry.
Our business started in Berry, NSW one of the most beautiful and wonderful country towns in Australia. I had just had my first child, a little girl and while spending more time in our home I was looking at our bespoke fire place and thought how a beautiful wreath would look gorgeous above it. As I started to look for one I realised that it was hard to find seasonal wreaths all year round in Australia.
As I would walk into Berry I would notice all the beautiful doors on the lovely country houses and knew that seasonal wreaths would look right at home. From this The Doors of Berry was created. Offering seasonal wreaths all year round, The Doors of Berry aim to have a wreath in every house to make a home.
I find inspiration from the beautiful women out there who take pride in their homes. For many years the home was just a functional place to hold the runnings of a family but now Women entwine themselves into their home by designing, creating and decorating the family home into a space they desire. I believe that a Woman is the Queen of her Castle and that a Wreath is a crown on her door.
I love the ability to be creative but also the flexibility around my family. I love the business challenge and the stretch in myself to bring it all together.
Australian’s are beginning to take a lot of pride in their homes and Australian style is a collection of many styles around the world with a country blend. Whether French Country or Hamptons Country, these both work well with the large old country homes that we now see being restored and cherished. I believe that the front door is the first thing people see and it says a lot about a home. It is an underutilised area that is usually underdone.
I’m a very traditional person and a country girl at heart. I love old traditional styles that have a warmth and history about them. I love a decorating style that tells a story about the people who live amongst it.
I grew up in a home with ‘The Willow Pattern’ dinner set and it’s always been close to my heart. So I have been crushing on the blue and white trend since my childhood. It’s perfect timing now that the botanical and Chinoiserie style of Blue and White Porcelain Ginger Jars are right on trend. This is also shown through fabrics and art which is lovely to see it portrayed with different textures and mediums.
Thank you so much to Ruth for giving us an insight into The Doors of Berry. To book a wreath making workshop or to shop online (check out their lovely Christmas collection), visit Ruth here:
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