Our creative inspiration is the 19th and 20th century Gilded Age. Designers will explore the easy techniques for crafting an opulent rose centerpiece of a bygone era. The key to a modern take on the Gilded Age extravagant floral styling is a low silver container and ferns. Through demonstration of step-by-step flower placement and creative process discussion, floral design success is made easy. Learn the tips and tricks of the trade for keeping flowers looking fresh and long lasting without chemicals or floral foam.
Artful Arrangements Gilded Age Centerpiece: Heirloom Roses and Ferns
As one of New York City’s foremost names in floral design for the past 30 years, Master Florist, Emmy Award Winner and Eco-Friendly floral designer, Trish O’Sullivan brings her floral vision, attention to detail, exuberant love of flowers and extensive floral knowledge not only to her many prestigious commercial and private clients, but also to the classes and workshops she teaches. Her presentation skills have enthralled and instructed hundreds of students and garden club members. Trish previously served as the Director of the New York Botanical Garden Floral Design Program, and is currently teaching Master Floral Design Classes at NYBG, New Canaan Nature Center, Silvermine Art Center, Bartlett Arboretum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Westport. Her acclaimed creative floral presentations at the New York Botanical Garden’s Annual Orchid Show have captivated audiences over the years with her extensive knowledge and lush and elegant floral designs. Trish’s floral signature is an artful blending of old world masters and contemporary concepts, wild meadows and refined English gardens. Her classes and floral presentations are seasonally oriented with organically grown floral material sourced locally and from around the world. Trish O’Sullivan’s creations include the living walls of the Emmy Award winning set of “The Nate Berkus Show,” the evocative floral designs for the set of “The Dr. Oz’s Show,” designs for the notable W Hotels, The Mark, The Alex, UN Plaza and Millennium Hotels in NY City, and commercial properties including One 57, 56 Leonard, 88/90 Lexington and the well-known A & D (Architect and Designer) Building.