Fabulous Floristry – Think Outside the Vase

To celebrate the approaching arrival of Spring, and to inspire your party decoration planning, we have popped together a collection of some of our favourite florists and floral installations.  You can almost smell the peonies!


FLOWER HOUSE

Sometimes we are inspired by people, sometimes we are inspired by projects.  Last Autumn, cutting edge florists from around the globe came together in Michigan and filled an abandoned house with fresh flowers and living plants.

Flowers draped across old chair

The installation was opened to the public across an October weekend, and raised money for the demolition of abandoned houses in Detroit.  Petals and moss burst from window frames, flowers hung from the ceiling, and vines wrapped around abandoned furniture.

Our fingers are crossed that at some point this might be recreated in London – but in the meantime, you can see all the photos of this stunning art project, and find out more about Flower House, here.


Flower House Windows


REBECCA LOUISE LAW

Rebecca Louise Law is a London based artist who is best known for filling vast rooms with hundreds of suspended fresh flowers.  Rebecca is passionate about the natural state of the flowers she uses, and allows her work to evolve as time wilts and drys her materials.

Law has transformed numerous museums and galleries, and has recently been commissioned by Hermes, Cartier and Gucci.

meadow

She is hugely inspired by nature, and specifically recalls a defining moment in her childhood in which her father showed her a field of daisies.  It has been said that through her work, Law is trying to recreate that moment of wonder.

We love Rebecca’s installations, and just adore the idea of her floristry adorning a grand hall as the centrepiece for a spring party.  What could be more beautiful and whimsical than a ceiling full of fresh flowers?

Rebecca Louis Law Hanging Flowers


GRACE & THORN

For the minimalist amongst you, Grace and Thorn are a fantastic florist based in Shoreditch.  With a naturalistic and asymmetrical style, Grace and Thorn have a cult following in London.  They have an impressive portfolio of clients including Burberry, House of Holland and Christopher Kane and promise that no two pieces will be the same.

Grace & Thorn Plants


AMY HUMPHREYS

Amy is a fantastic floral stylist who is queen of whimsy and magic.  We love her work with photographer Melanie Rodriguez.  The two make a fantastic team, and their painterly editorials look like they have come straight out of a fairytale.

Amy Humphreys Dino

Often using flowers and greenery in unique ways, Humphreys is not shy of pushing our imaginations.  We adore the dinosaur headpiece she has created here, and her bursting curtains of flowers for events and shoots alike.

You can see more of Amy’s editorial and event work on her agencies’ website.

Amy Humphreys Blue Flowers


POLLYFIELDS

We came across Pollyfields florists whilst visiting Bath, and were instantly drawn to their incredible shop window.  You are welcomed by the most incredible smell of dried roses and lavender, and the sculptures inside are just mind-blowing.  From a life size shell T-Rex head to rose petal parrots, you are immediately assured – this is no ordinary florist.

Floral and shell t-rex

Fiona, the founder of Pollyfields designs sculptures, wreaths, garlands and pot pourri from her home in Devon.  She has created bespoke orders for top, high end clients including Fortnum & Mason, Kew Gardens and Liberty, and a range of stunning work for private clients.

Wether you are looking for traditional lettering, or something a little more eccentric, this florist certainly has you covered. You also have the guarantee that as well as looking fantastic, anything that comes out of Pollyfields is going to smell incredible.

Pollyfields Bath-12


We hope this post has given you inspiration for how you can use flowers and plants at your little one’s party, and has encouraged you to think ‘outside the vase’!

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Author – Hannah Coates