Floral design is an art form that quite honestly took me by surprise after convincing a charming creekside shop owner to hire me with no experience whatsoever. I was a college student and needed a creative job but as I fumbled through my first bouquets, I became obsessed with learning everything about flowers and designing with natural materials. Before my 'girl meets flower' story began, I spent many years in art school and working for professional artists in different mediums including fiber sculpture, ceramics and aromatherapy. I love the sensory experience of working with my hands and I find as much delight in arranging the flowers as I do behind a sewing machine or wielding my power tools. 


 

I draw my inspiration from the natural world and other artists. I love to study the different ways designers imagine color, composition and joy. My personal style tends to be layered, textural, unexpected and a bit whimsy. I'm not afraid to use bold and dramatic color but I'm also mesmerized by the subtle transitions in a monochromatic palette. I like to hike at sunrise or sunset to quietly observe the seasonal changes at the break of day. And I love to ride my motorcycle up the coast to breathe in the aromatic trees, earthy moss covered creek beds and burning campfires. I feel fortunate to be able to live and work this way and my gratitude compels me to listen, create, and share beauty.

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My floral design studio is based in Marin, California. I work with clients and venues all around the bay area, Napa, Sonoma and Carmel. I specialize in events of all sizes and also serve a limited number of weekly accounts.