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Design Inspiration

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


 

Step-by-Steps for Seasonal Planters

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Opiflor’s latest innovative design ideas come in the form of two clever ways to play with your planters. Both are great ways to add a special something to your impulse lines as autumn and winter draw near, and they’re a creative activity for your staff on slow, drizzly Saturdays.

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5 Autumnal Bridal Bouquets to make this Season Sparkle

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Whilst the sun may have disappeared we know autumn can be one of the most stunning seasons when it comes to flowers, textures and colours so Corsage Creations are sharing five of their latest bouquet designs to give your brides a gorgeous autumnal glow.

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A Gorgeous Gothic Wedding Shoot

When florist Christine Gysi of Swiss floral design company hochzeitsblumen.ch stumbled upon a floral beard for the first time she showed her boss Claudia Heid who simply said, “You find the model and we’ll have the shoot.”  Which is how, along with third colleague Nicole Soder, they created this stunning set of photographs featuring beards, garlands, pups, feathers, chains and more.

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3 Step by Step Ideas to Transform your Houseplant Sales

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With all these gloomy summer showers, why not set your Saturday staff a DIY task to fill a slow, rainy weekend to help boost those plant sales.

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Six Ingenious Florist Ideas from Opiflor

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Flick through an Opiflor catalogue and not only will you find hundreds of handy products for both your shop and your design-work but you’ll also be inspired by the florist-friendly company’s canny ideas and tricks of the trade. We picked six but check it out for yourself and tell us your favourites.

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Top Designers Create & Explain All-British Bridal Bouquets

 

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Bridal bouquets are next-up in our series of beautiful British, saleable, design ideas by top florists David Ragg and Tracey Griffin. Created entirely using flower from FloraBritain, these little babies buck the loose, spacious trend and instead give a refreshing take on woodland wild with techniques only a florist could recreate. Be inspired by the duo’s designs, read about how they were created and get your hands on all the stunning flora and fauna used through FloraBritain.


 

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How To: Six Corsage Designs from Subtle to Show-Stopping!

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Our corsage competition is well underway with nearly 50 designs already submitted by UK florists, if you’ve not submitted yours yet why not check out the designs below for inspiration, we’ve taken our pick of designer Rob Wallace’s collection and put them in order from simple and subtle to big, bold show-stopping bling!

Click here for more info on entering the #CorsageComp to win a £200 prize — hurry, it ends Friday!

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Corporate Design Inspiration using British Quality Stems

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Think British flowers and you don’t immediately think corporate. Yes those loose, wild arrangements are gorgeous but you’d be surprised at how far the fabulous quality blooms from FloraBritain will stretch in terms of every day contract work; much further than a ‘just picked’ hand tied! Award-winning designers Tracey Griffin and David Ragg got together to discover the range of corporate-style designs you can create using totally British blooms.

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Top Florists Create British Impulse Buys Guaranteed to Sell!

 

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When world renowned designer and Chelsea Gold medallist David Ragg got together with FloraBritain’s Tracey Griffin – herself a Gold medal winner and no stranger to competition success — to create a range of inspirational but totally saleable impulse buy ideas we knew we were onto a winner, because having spent a year working on product development for Interflora we knew David would be well qualified to give tips on what sells.

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Three British Bouquets to Sell Today

 

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The first three Bloomin’ British Bouquets of designer Tracey Griffin’s collection have been captured on camera. In celebration of British Flowers Week Tracey is creating a range of home-grown bouquets with stock from brand new flower hub FloraBritain.

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The Ultimate Corsage Glue Guide

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Prepare for school proms and weddings by getting clued up on how to make a wide range of corsage and buttonhole designs using these tried & tested gluing tactics.

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People & Floristry Combine in Calla Design File #2

 

Simply Design File #2 has just been unveiled, and if you’re a florist who enjoys being creative, pushing boundaries and selling personal work it’s not to be missed. Created by floral designers from Christoffers Blommor in Stockholm, Sweden and Floristik Lorenz in Limburg, Germany, the work is the second in a series of Calla-inspired imagery and ideas designed by florists for florists. This issue our creators used people as their muse.

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EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about Bridal Bouquets!

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Floral fireworks were created at the first Bouquet Tales lab in Holland when nine ambassadors from all over Europe got together to give their take on innovative but saleable bouquets. So many fresh ideas were brought to life that the team have stashed away tons of imagery, keeping it top secret until it’s chosen to be featured in the increasingly popular and ever inspiring Bouquet Tales newspaper. The third issue is out now, the big scoop? It’s time for bridal designs!

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Feed Your Creativity with 5 Brooch Bouquet Training Films

Keen to branch out into the brooch bouquet movement but have no idea where to begin? Here you’ll find five specialist trade tutorial videos so everyone’s in with a chance to jump on board the latest big day bandwagon. You’ll find all products mentioned at corsagecreations.co.uk; the one-stop brooch bouquet shop.

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Step-by-Steps for Opposite Bridal Bouquet Designs!

 

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Bridal bouquets can be anything from simple and luxurious to plain bizarre. Be it a head-to-head of slick white roses or a loose asymmetrical bunch it’s always good to be able to offer a range of styles and techniques. We teamed up with Opiflor to bring you two design tutorials at opposite ends of the spectrum: an exquisite Carmen Rose and a loose, laid-back bunch.

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Dutch Flowers Impress at King’s Day Bash

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LM Flower Fashion collaborated with the Dutch embassy last week to put on a showstopping display at the ambassador’s residence in Paris in celebration of the birthday of Dutch King Willem-Alexander… or King’s Day as it’s warmly known in Holland.

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Spring Sundries to Smile About!

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Daffs, muscari, ranunculus, hyacinth… there are so many gorgeous stems around right now there’s no denying it’s one of the prettiest times of year. But are your products pretty enough to match?

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Embrace the Independent Boom with Bouquets

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Research shows 70% of florist sales are made up of bouquets. Big ones, small ones, round ones, wild ones, whatever shape or size they’re a huge aspect of our industry, which is why our team of Bouquet Tales ambassadors are working hard to inspire and amaze bouquet-makers everywhere.

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Powerful Design Files Created by Calla Challenge

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The people behind the Simply Calla initiative are developing a series of passion-fuelled, creatively-charged design files with the aim to inspire and encourage others to take a fresh look at colour and Calla. The first was recently published, and we have to say it’s probably the most beautifully-made floral look-book we’ve seen all year.

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Green Open House Inspires Serious Plant Press

Earlier this month saw tons of top-end journalists reporting for the likes of Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Red, Stylist, Good Housekeeping and many, many more come together to be stunned, inspired and amazed by the effects of plants.

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