Tweet Danielle and Joe Portelli were married in Burlingame, California in August, 2012. In an exciting twist, I did not do the floral arrangements for the day, but was brought on board as a wedding coordinator and decorator for the … Continue reading
Tweet Whether you’re like me, and the thought of having large groups of people over gives you hives, or you’re the frequently entertaining-type, it’s the time of year to invite folks over to fill our homes with the love, laughter … Continue reading
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Tagged bar carts, bar set-up, Christmas dinner, contemporary design, design on a budget, eclectic decor, eclectic design, entertaining, entertaining at home, entertaining on a budget, floral arrangements, Floral Design, get-together, Holiday decor, holiday entertaining, impromptu bar, modern design, new year's decor, new year's entertaining, san mateo floral design, san mateo interior designer, soiree, succulents, table settings, thanksgiving decor, thanksgiving dinner, vintage containers, vintage glasses, vintage glassware, vintage silver
Tweet There’s a romantic crispness to the air right now. Night comes earlier and it’s the perfect time to cocoon under warm blankets in candlelit rooms. It’s my favorite season of the year. As the last days of summer disappear, … Continue reading
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Tagged Air plants, anthropologie, apothecary cabinets, apothecary jars, Bibliotèque centrale du Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, bizarre, Bonnier de la Mosson, cabinets, collections, curios, Curiosities, curiosity shop, curiosity Shoppe, eclectic design, Etsy, Fall decor, Floral Design, Halloween, Halloween decor, Industrial Design, interior design, Lindsey Carr, Little Robot, Louisiana, modern design, natural collections, natural history, nature collections, Paris., Real Simple, san mateo floral design, san mateo interior designer, Society 6, spanish moss, Specimen bottles, specimens, spooky vintage, steampunk, victorian, vignettes, vintage art, vintage containers, Vintage Spooky
Tweet Changing the format of our blog meant shifting content into specific buckets. While this makes things so much easier to find, it also means that unless you’re looking, you may miss our latest work!
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Tagged bridal bouquet, contemporary design, eclectic bridal, eclectic design, Floral Design, interior design, modern design, modern garden design, Orange Turtle Photography, san mateo floral design, SF Galleria, Urban weddings, vintage silver, Wedding design, Wedding flowers, Wente Vineyards, wine country weddings
Tweet I can hardly believe it’s “that” time of year again but yes, yes it is indeed! Wedding season snuck up on me in the form of lovely Anel “Nellie” Resendez and her upcoming uber colorful and equally large wedding. … Continue reading
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Tagged aeonium, anemones, bridal bouquet, Floral Design, peonies, pieris, proteus, san mateo floral design, succulents, Wedding flowers, Wildflowers
Tweet There are certain spaces that are so compelling to me that they conjure up fantasies of wine-filled nights or whispers of things I hardly ever share. In my opinion there are a lot of elements that need to come … Continue reading
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Tagged Clift Hotel, contemporary design, custom upholstery, eclectic design, eco design, High Fashion Home, Hotel Vitale, Industrial Design, interior design, Marie Antoinette, modern design, san mateo floral design, san mateo interior designer, vintage furniture, W Hotel
Tweet Cathy and Tim got married at the San Mateo Garden Center in San Mateo, CA.
Posted in Apartment 46, Floral Design, Weddings!
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Tweet One of the things I most enjoy about floral design is coming up with unexpected arrangements. I have always had a little love affair with the baby artichoke as used in floral design but only recently decided that it … Continue reading
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Tagged anemones, Antique pottery, artichokes, bridal bouquet, Chinese pottery, floral arrangements, Floral arranging, Floral Design, floral design classes San Mateo, hydrangeas, san mateo floral design, SF Flower Mart, succulents, Wedding flowers, Wildflowers
Tweet As usual we’ve been up to loads of creative things – finishing gardens, furniture restoration, art projects, preparing for Miranda’s 16th birthday, attending the Lady Gaga concert, curating for the shop – I have to say, it looks and … Continue reading
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Tagged Bonny Doon Farm, eclectic design, Floral Design, garden design, gifts, interior design, Maris Naturals, san mateo floral design, SF Gate, vintage accessories, vintage furniture