Florabundance Design Days 2019 6th annual conference took place in Santa Barbara in January. A well attended event filled with designers from around the world, and those designers were surrounded by the most beautiful flowers available!
Design sessions were lead by Kiana Underwood of Tulipina, Holly Chapple, Hitomi Gilliam AIFD, and Brian Watson of Myrtie Blue. Sharing a few highlights below from the design sessions with Kiana, Holly and Brian — all of these photographs are by Corbin Gurkin.
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Upclose of the beautiful flowers attendees of Florabundance Design Days had the pleasure of working with — even in the winter month of January!
Joost Bongaerts, fearless leader of Florabundance, goofs around with Corbin while she photographs him in the light pouring in the window. Large scale floral design by Holly Chapple.
The attendees of Florabundance Design Days take to their design tables for creating their centerpieces following Holly Chapple’s presentation.
Lush arrangement designed by Kelly Jo Smith following the design presentation by Holly Chapple. For the base of the design the attendees had the chance to use Holly’s compote and pillow from her products line with Syndicate Sales.
Sarah Drury’s floral centerpiece following the presentation from Holly Chapple.
Kiana Underwood of Tulipina discusses the details of her design philosophy with the workshop attendees while creating a floral arrangement.
Kiana’s arrangement in progress and photographed on the design bench during her presentation.
Kiana’s finished design from her presentation.
Hetty Shurtleff’s floral design following Kiana of Tulipina’s floral design presentation.
Tyler Speier’s finished arrangement from the floral design presentation of Brian Watson of Myrtie Blues.
Holly Chapple’s large design photographed by Corbin. Holly demonstrated how to use the largest Pillow from her product line with Syndicate Sales.