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Design Inspiration

Saleable ideas and out-of-this-world inspiration, floristry images and updates from around the world.


 

For the next generation

kids-pic-5It pays to remember the children when making designs for your shop. By providing ideas for children, you’ll hopefully attract the sale from the parent, as well as inspire the future generation of flower and plant buyers to start thinking that flowers and plants can be fun. 

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Super Calla

roundwhiteThe Calla Lily is a super flower – perfect for all occasions, it’s colourful, shapely, never goes out of fashion and relatively good value-for-money. They’re also elegant, bold and dramatic, making a statement wherever and whenever you use them. Perhaps more important than anything else, they’re also loved by consumers.

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Colour, Colour, Colour

5-colourTry using a splash of colour to warm up the winter months. Here are some designs to show what you can achieve with flare and imagination, along with two ideas for your window.

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Making sense of the spherical

 

spherical-5Creating an orb of flowers is relatively easy and can produce effective results, whether you are designing table arrangements, contract work or merely a piece to sell in your shop.

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Height Experiments

height-1Changing the height of your arrangements and playing with levels and stem lengths can totally alter the appearance of an otherwise ordinary design.

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Lovely Little Ones

little 2Every shop must have a selection of small, takeaway designs. 

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Time for Tea

tea 4Mad Hatter’s tea party anyone? Tea cups and cake cases are a lovely idea, customers love the quaint feel of something so small and sweet — they just won’t be able to resist!

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An Alternative for Valentines

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As Valentines approaches no doubt you’ll sell dozens of red rose bouquets, all beautifully packaged and as gorgeous as can be, however not everybody wants the classic red dozen and we know that not every florist wants to spend all day making exactly the same bouquet.

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Vamp it up for Valentines

vamp-val-pic-1We go through the archives for some va va voom Valentines designs.

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Spotted: 37 New Favourite Flower Varieties

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Given carnations, roses, chrysanths and alstros are Colombia’s top exports, you’d be forgiven for thinking a trip to the Proflora trade fair in Bogotá might not fill you with awe, but actually as they’re the most commonly sold varieties it’s so refreshing to see the latest and greatest versions of the world’s favourite flowers. And there’s nothing boring about them. Scroll down for 37 of our top picks at every end of the spectrum from just bred with no name yet to oldies but goodies.

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