A trip to Regent's Park
A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I decided to take a break from the usual computer life (because let's face it, everybody is on a computer/laptop these days and almost all of the time). Instead, we opted to have an afternoon to ourselves. Just walking and relaxing in a random park in London would do the trick. He picked the park this time and I must admit, it was a really good choice.
But that is beside the point. What I want to share with you today is not the fact that we finally managed to take a breather from any type of technology for a couple of hours (although the pictures were made with my phone, so bare with me on this post). No, this blog post is about the inspiration I found there, in Regent's Park, on a beautiful and sunny Saturday.
As a designer or anyone working in a creative industry, we always found ourselves in need of some inspiration (at one point or another). Interior designers usually prefer the fashion industry (most of the time), but there are also some designers that turn to nature as well. After all, nature will always provide amazing, if not stunning colour palettes. It's the main source of inspiration or Inspo 1-on-1 if you want to call it that.
So, as this park is no exception and there is also the human touch to it (landscape design), I am sharing with you my personal discoveries when it comes to colour palettes and combinations, beautiful flowers and a "zen" feeling of Regent's Park.
Long story short - you've got to go and experience this beautiful park for yourself.
As human beings, I truly believe that we are connected in one way or another to nature. Why else would we long for it so much when our daily lives get busy, fast paced or just "too much"? It's something about nature that not only relaxes you on a deep level but you also get to recharge your batteries.
The feeling of just laying down on the grass, just taking a moment and not be thinking of anything else...is pure gold. I think it's the fastest way you can experience meditation (without knowing it). Just imagine closing your eyes, feeling the Sun on your skin, hearing birds singing somewhere far in the background or the wind moving through the grass...taking in a deep breath and just relaxing! Nature works wonders, I'm telling you.
Amazing, stunning, beautiful colours! I cannot express how much inspiration there was everywhere you turned. And I don't consider myself a flower person in particular, but our paths do cross sometimes. So I can only imagine what this experience might be like for a true flower lover.
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Often forgot, the beauty of grass alone is enough to inspire anyone really. If the light shines just at the right angle and creates amazing shadows on the grass, the result can be another amazing colour palette as well.
A special mention - the Japanese Garden!
It is the heart of the park in my opinion. Now I might be looking at this subjectively because as you may or may not know, I am a very big fan of Japanese Gardens, but something in the way they are designed and the ethos behind them just exhumes calmness and peace to me.
I really recommend seeing this park, while it is still in full bloom. It's brilliant! And who knows, you might even end up making a new friend!
So there you have it detail lovers, a little tour of the hot spots of Regent's Park. It is a must see, on a sunny day for a full effect. I'm thinking doing yoga or just meditating in this park would be absolutely fantastic, but as I just got that idea now, I am going to leave it for next time.
How about you? Have you been in Regent's Park and seen its gorgeous flowers? What was your favourite part of the park? You can let me know below in comments or on our Facebook Page. Alternatively, you can even let me know on Instagram if it's easier for you - just tap @detailmovement and share your thoughts. Cannot wait to hear from you!
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