Whether you are selecting flowers as a gift, picking out a bouquet for your wedding or simply buying a bunch from the supermarket to brighten your home, there are tricks of the trade you can use to create beautiful floral design. Gloria Baker, florist and owner of Mudd Fleur in Chicago, talks with Nate about the art of selecting and arranging flowers.
Gloria says she became interested in floral design after several disappointing visits to florists while planning her wedding. She says she ended up designing her own flowers for her big day, and she later left her full-time job as a corrections officer and opened Mudd Fleur. "My florals, I would like to think, are elegant and sexy…there is a certain sex appeal that comes with florals," she says. Using flowers from around the world, Gloria says she can create exotic designs for world-class hotels or bedside bouquets for her regular clients.
Gloria shares some guidelines when selecting a floral design:
Published on July 06, 2007