Life as I dream it, is a wild and beautiful flower garden, a sensual, richly coloured oasis with flickering candles, cascading ferns and gorgeous blooms!
As a floral designer, I am extremely excited about my latest venture, FIG Fleurs, to fully live my passion for flowers and nature.
With a degree in Fine Arts and a lifelong love of gardening and foraging, I fell in love with flowers and opened my first shop in Westmount 20 years ago. I built a reputation as a designer and popular teacher with years of workshops and garden club demonstrations. My signature style is bold and unexpected colour combinations, artful and organic that change with the seasons. I draw inspiration for my floral creations from a myriad places and experiences: faraway travels, museum exhibits, Sunday mornings at Jean Talon market, even a swatch of patterned fabric.
My creations are always evolving, and at Fig Fleurs, I will bring my knowledge and passion for flowers to you.”
After three decades of passion for everything and anything that flowers, I took a much needed break three years ago. As life often comes full circle though, a recent visit to a local shop made me realize how much I missed the flowers, the customers and the creativity.
I realized that I wanted to live my passion for flowers but also have a platform to create, collaborate, disseminate and thrive. Fig Fleurs was born.
Graphic design by Robin Read
Fig Fleurs designs photographed by Sylvia de Wit
Web design by Sylvie de Sousa