Category Archives: Floral

On Solid Ground Rentals on New Grounds

On Solid Ground Rentals moved their studio and storage to the cutest new space.  We went their Warehouse Warming Party and everything was so stinkin’ cute!  (of course, one shouldn’t expect anything less!)

OSG Furniture Grouping

There is a cute outdoor space overlooking a garden that Sarah set some furniture groupings, as well as the very yummy Dessert Table.

OSG Dessert Table

Studio Fleurette did the flowers and I was obsessed with them.  Gorgeous colors and perfectly designed into the containers.

Of course, no party is complete without beverages and the signature drinks were very yummy, served in jelly/jam jars.  Mix up the jelly and blueberries set at the bottom of the jar and you had a ridiculously delicious summer cocktail.

OSG Signature Cocktail Before

OSG Signature Cocktail After


Time to Smell the Flowers

I walked into Whole Foods recently and stopped in my tracks by the vibrant colors of dark pink peonies.  Although they were marked as Conventional Peonies, I find nothing conventional about them.  They are gorgeous flowers that have too short of a season.

Pink Peonies Pink Peonies for $14

It was a reminder that sometimes taking a moment to smell the flowers is just what a girl needs to get through a rainy, sleep deprived, busy month.

Thanks nature.  You really are the ultimate designer.

Ovando New York

A few months ago, someone on Twitter sent me a tweet asking for a florist recommendation in New York City.  They were there on business and doing client entertaining at a restaurant and wanted to get some centerpieces.

Of course, only one florist came to mind because I visit it every time I’m in Manhattan.  Ovando!  They have two shops, but I usually stay in the West Village and love to go by their location on Bleecker.  It’s my go-to place for inspiration, for hostess gifts and just to put a smile on my face.  You can tell from their windows that they don’t take themselves too seriously, and yet everything is seriously beautiful!

Getting inspiration from places outside of the state of Minnesota is crucial and Ovando’s architectural arrangements make me swoon!  How they get the botanicals to behave as they do must be a highly guarded secret because I’ve just not seen florals like this anywhere else.


The tablescape in their 65th & Madison location is a modern take on a bit of a traditional look.  Gorgeous.

True gorgeousness!

Ovando on Bleecker in the West Village

Ovando on 65th & Madison

25 Years and Counting

Last week, I was invited to ccelebrate with Wisteria Design Studio.  And for a very important occasion – Russell’s Wisteria Design Studio turned 25!  25 years in business is a big reason to celebrate!

And just like his personality, Russell does big designs…here are a couple photos of his work from the last couple of years.



 Thank you to Kelly Brown Weddings for the photos.