When it comes to scrolling through my Instagram feed, nothing makes me happier than pictures of bright blooms...
I can’t get enough of them. Peonies. Hydrangeas. Poppies. The more the merrier. So we thought we’d round up our favourite six florists on Instagram. They’re all over the world from Sydney to New York and all have an extraordinary knack for putting together pretty petals.
Floral designer, writer and stylist Amy Merrick might be based in New York City but her dreamy Instagram account will take you all over the world from Paris to Japan. You’re also bound to pick up some great travel tips. For the perfect Parisian croissant, she heads to Du Pain Et Des Idées. While Bleuet Coquelicot is her “favourite little gem of a flower shop by Canal St Martin.” Having worked with brands such as Ralph Lauren, Merrick also teaches floral classes out of her Brooklyn studio. Follow @amy_merrick or go to www.amymerrick.com
One of Sydney’s most loved florist artists Simone Gooch recently relocated to London. “I felt there was a hole in the market here. Everyone is doing a bit of the English country garden. I was looking for fresh inspiration,” says the founder of Fjura. Gooch has worked for brands such as VOGUE, Christian Louboutin and Chanel and her whimsical Instagram account is a flower lover’s heaven. Follow @fjura or go to www.fjura.com
The blooms in this feed are mind-blowing. Based in Berlin, Ruby Barber from Mary Lennox runs an appointment-only flower and garden service that sources the best seasonal produce from local growers and markets. She also runs workshops. From cabbage cutting to cacti sourcing, her Instagram account will make you feel like you’re on a colourful adventure with her. Follow @ruby_marylennox or go to www.marylennox.de
This is where blooms get their close up. Florist Steph Turpin launched Fairy Nuff Flowers in 2005, and specialises in bespoke designs for weddings and functions across the South East of England. Follow her feed for a detailed look of all the pretty petals she works with. Follow @fairynuffflower or go to www.fairynuffflowers.wordpress.com
Taylor Tomasi Hill
Fashion-editor-turned-floral-artist Taylor Tomasi Hill left the world of glossy fashion magazines behind and following a stint as creative director at luxury e-commerce giant Moda Operandi, started her own boutique floral business TTH Blooms with a focus on miniature blooms. She’s already worked with brands such as Gucci and Coach. “@TTHBlooms is an organic venture that bloomed on its own. The minute I became a free agent I had daily meetings and wanted to thank everyone with something personal. I live in Chelsea so the flower market is basically my backyard. Daily visits became my automatic calendar invites and from there I was arranging my own blooms and personally dropping them around the city. The next thing I know, enquiring minds wanted the details of my local florist. From that point on I came clean, I am up for hire! It’s a great side gig as I am obsessed with blooms, so it’s become one of my passion projects,” says Tomasi Hill. Follow @tthblooms
These extraordinary flowers will blow you away. Having recently published her first book, The Flowers, Sydney-based Lisa Cooper of Doctor Cooper Studio is one of Australia’s most talented artists and florists. With a doctorate of philosophy in fine art under her belt, Cooper has since worked with such clients as Tiffany & Co. and The Australian Ballet. You’ll get lost in her feed, which features images of her dramatic blooms that almost look like paintings. Her use of contrasting colour and texture is seriously exquisite. Follow @doctorcooper or visit www.doctorcooper.com.au