Tuesday, 29 May 2012

portobello rose and marie

the shop: portobello rose

location: 42 sailors bay road, northbridge
contact: 02 9967 0046
website: portobellorose.com.au
signature style:  sophisticated vintage charm

the florist: marie

number of years in floristry: 11
best thing about being a florist: all the flowers! the scents, colours and the beauty of it all makes me happy
favourite flower combination: swedish meadow- country daisies, cornflowers, poppies
most memorable event/occasion you have done flowers for: amazing wedding at the state theatre- red roses and candles everywhere...wow!
you are inspired by: nature- the best inspiration!
you are passionate about: almost everything!! :)

basketful of charm

clouds of white

autumn tones

still lives

floral couture

the beauty begins outside

the passion starts here

effortless sophistication

a special shade of blue

lovely things in green

colours at play

the finer details

charming vignettes

vivid blooms

nostalgic details

perfectly imperfect

Monday, 21 May 2012

garlands and ferdinando

the shop: garlands

location: shop 11, 423 bourke st. surry hills
contact: 02 9357 7900
website: garlands.net.au
signature style: artful chic

the florist: ferdinando

number of years in floristry: 8
best thing about being a florist: finding beautiful flowers at the markets and displaying them in the shop.
i also love that i get to work with creative minds
favourite flower combination: magnolia and garden roses
most memorable event/occasion you have done flowers for: decorating, with total creative control, a stately home for a product launch, including a 20 metre long table
you are inspired by: madeira island, where i come from and the love my mother had for flowers
you are passionate about: home, family and my garden

circle of loveliness

love, overflowing

earthly goodness I

earthly goodness II

mother nature knows best

a study in contrasts

like fireworks


divine in white, divine in pink

exquisite textures

not all leaves are created equal

great eye, great detail

effortless elegance
a beautiful mess

order in the house

hands full of art

Monday, 14 May 2012

summers floral, hunters hill & sarah

the shop: summers floral

location: shop 1, 37 alexandra st. hunters hill
contact: 02 9879 4444
website: summersfloral.com.au
signature style: classic elegance

the florist: sarah

number of years in floristry: 7 years
best thing about being a florist: walking in to the beautiful fragrance of flowers every morning
favourite flower combination: david austin roses and hydrangeas
most memorable occasion/event you have done flowers for: dinner party for a local celebrity
you are inspired by: my mother
you are passionate about: my career

a citrusy welcome :)

pretty potted hyacinths line the sandstone shop front

waiting for water, from the most handsome tap in sydney

loveliness magnified

hard and soft, beautifully juxtaposed I

a feast, a visual feast!

hard and soft beautifully juxtaposed II

like pillows

first things, first

hard working hands, the day after mother's day

good morning, great scent

a certain kind of light