One of the lovely things about Grenson is that we get to meet a lot of interesting and creative people and we like to share them with you, our followers, as we hope you also find them interesting.
This week we are featuring our friends, Florist and Plants Women the wonderful Kitten Grayson and the Creative Director Harriette Tebbutt whose business, “Kitten Grayson Flowers” is a London based studio that creates unique floral installations for individuals and luxury events. Her clients are too many to mention but they include the likes of Nike, The Saatchi Gallery, Vogue and Hauser and Wirth.
This weekend Kitten was due to create installations for an area at Glastonbury for their 50th anniversary, but for obvious reasons she isn’t there so we decided to ask her to do an “Off The Beaten Track” for us and also to do an Instagram takeover on @grensonshoes and @grensongirlsofficial. So please check out her OTBT on the website and both of our Instagram feeds.
Oh, and by the way, keep your eyes open for a lovely collab project between us later in the year.
Your life in a nutshell?
What are you most proud of?
We’ve been so lucky to have worked on some incredible projects such as Heckfield Place, the biodynamic Hampshire based hotel where we’re floral consultants. Here we’ve collaborated with Jane Scotter of Vern Verrow to fill the hotel’s cutting gardens with some of the country’s rarest species and unique flora. The home-grown blooms come together in arrangements throughout the hotel, complementing Skye Gyngell’s seasonal menus and Ben Thompson harmonious interiors, to create an enriched, holistic environment. In 2018 we were commissioned by the RHS to create an installation for the iconic London Gate Entrance to the Chelsea Flower Show. Entitled ‘Trees of Life’, and designed to celebrate the union of Harry Windsor and Meghan Markle, the installation was replanted following the show. From weddings to installations, we have met some amazing people along the way and are most proud of how Kitten Grayson Flowers has evolved and continues to grow.
Where did you live and what do you love most about the area?
We are based in London but spend a lot of time in Somerset, both are so different but equally inspiring!
Involvement in Glastonbury?
We were SO excited as we’d been asked to dress one of the areas at Glastonbury. Having grown up going to the festival it was going to be mega but we can’t wait to go bigger and better next year!
Your top 3 Glastonbury moments or memories?
-Dancing to Empire of the Sun, Walking on a Dream – I remember thinking I would never forget this moment.
-Waking up with my sister and finding out we were on the cover of the Glastonbury News
-Dancing on the backstage bar, Bar Humbug where I worked with my sisters
-After a 10 day stint in Scotland on one of our biggest jobs to date. Glastonbury gave the warmest welcome and was the most perfect place to be.
Favourite place to visit/ stay?
-Happy on the Hill in Somerset
and Paxos in Greece will always be so special
-The Conran Shop
-The Tail of the Yak
-River by Hiatus
-Take a Walk on The Wild Side by Lou Reed
-Kiss by Prince
-The Secret Garden – Frances Hodgson Burnett
-On Flowers – Amy Merrick
-Fern Verrow: A year of recipes from a farm and its kitchen – Jane Scotter and Harry Astley
-Call Me By Your Name (2017)
-Little Women (2019)
-La Belle et La Bête (2014)
-Hoste by Laura Jackson
-The High Low, Dolly Alderton and Pandora Sykes
Favourite IG Account?
@fordeabbey – always seems to capture the most special moments in a day within the seasons
Most exciting thing about your job?
Every day is different, you never know where it is going to take you or who you will meet along the way.
What does the future hold?
Whilst our routines have been out of sync we have been looking to the seasons to guide our way.
We have a very exciting project in the pipeline, involving lots of mud and hard graft! We are not allowed to say too much at the moment but you will be sure to see us stomping on lots of soil in our Grensons!