Living with Bergs
Krissy O’Shea: Boston-Based Photographer – Fond of Food & Flowers
Posted 2 years ago
Posted 2 years ago
On the occasion of our 80th Anniversary, we’ve peeked into the homes and gardens of a few creative plant whisperers and got an inside view of their green passions and experienced how they are living with Bergs.
Nestled just northwest of Boston, we find the Copenhagen pot in the home of writer, recipe developer, floral stylist and freelance photographer Krissy O’Shea.
Krissy: “While teaching a photography workshop at Melgården in Norway, the beautiful home of Live Huse Mykleby, I noticed a simple collection of geraniums in her kitchen, each in the most beautiful pots. When I asked, she told me they were Bergs Potter pots – and I was instantly smitten.”
Krissy’s adorable cottage farm is practically oozing with New England charm. As a former florist, she explains how she finds comfort in the organic element that plants bring to a room.
“My love of plants was fostered from an early age. I was always in the garden or at the plant shop with my parents or grandmother. Later I spent 10 years working as an event designer & florist. I loved being surrounded by beautiful blooms and foliage each day. My house doesn’t feel like home until it has plants and fresh flowers. I find comfort in the organic element that plants bring to a room, and they create another fold in the design conversation of my home,” Krissy explains.
My house doesn’t feel like home until it has plants and fresh flowers.
“Bergs Potter Pots adds elegance to the everyday. They take a simple plant and add a layer of sophistication that creates something visually extraordinary. The pots from Bergs Potter suit plants from the humble to the exotic – a testament to the thoughtfulness and quality of their design, and I appreciate the extra layer of texture that the raw Copenhagen Pots add to plants and the rooms around them,” Krissy says.
“I love the sense of history in each of the designs of Bergs Potter. Their nod to the past as well as their heirloom quality. Bergs is a truly beautiful cyclical story that only gets better with age, much like gardens themselves. After all, gardening and horticulture are generational pursuits, with many plants and trees long outliving the gardener who planted them. Bergs Potter pots straddle the line so eloquently between the gardens and gardeners of the past and the gardener and gardens of today,” Krissy continues.
Bergs is a truly beautiful cyclical story that only gets better with age, much like gardens themselves.
Food and flowers fill the home and headspace of Krissy, and her ability to create a calm and cosy place is clearly evident. Krissy adds fresh, living greenery to the table, her simple way of creating an aromatic dinner setting.
Krissy also has a rule for her home that states: ‘Surround yourself with only the rudimentary, but that which brings beauty, calm and comfort into the space’. According to her, adding a well-chosen pot will complement the plant and the home and add weight to this visual conversation.
“Less is more – though I apply this to most aspects of my design and work. I think being able to take great care of one or two plants is more rewarding and impactful than having too many,” Krissy concludes.
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