After 10 years working in recruitment, Nik Southern founded Grace & Thorn in 2011. Opening her tiny floral studio onto East London’s busy Kingsland Road, her philosophy was simple: help people in the city live a greener life. Drawing on the worlds of art and fashion rather than traditional florist designs, Grace & Thorn plays with unique combinations of textures and patterns so no two pieces are ever the same. An asymmetrical style, focus on foliage, wicked pots and DIY classes (Macrame, anyone?) has attracted a cult following across London. Grace & Thorn now has roots in Hackney, Soho and Brick Lane with clients all over the UK. Nik’s first book, How Not To Kill Your Plants, will be published by Hodder in 2017.