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Mayesh Design Star: Garden Style for a Retail Florist

Mayesh Design Star: Garden Style for a Retail Florist

In this episode, Christy shows 4 different price points for the garden style arrangement in a retail setting – a single bud vase, small, medium, and large designs. She also gives some insight on how she made her shop stand apart from other floral retailers in her area by finding her “purple cow”.

Featured product: eucalyptus, camellia, maiden hair fern, olive, Quicksand rose, fox glove, ranunculus, fever few, Bikini rose, Free Spirit rose, Juliet garden rose, tulips and godetia.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Roses: Rosaprima
Floral Supplies:  Accent DecorOasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Ribbon: Offray

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Mayesh Design Star: Garden Style Bridal Bouquet

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In this episode of Mayesh Design Star, Christy teaches us how to make a bridal bouquet in the freeform garden style. She also shows come cool techniques for keeping your bouquet in place without losing its shape.This beautiful bouquet also doubles as a centerpiece for the sweetheart table. So charming!

Featured product: Russian olive, camellia leaf, protea, White Ohara garden rose, Juliet garden rose, Cafe Late rose, explosion grass, white spray rose, Putumayo carnation, Cafe Au Lait Dahlia, tulips, scabiosa pods, white scabiosa and blush peony.

Container: Gatsby from Accent Decor
Supplies used: rubber bands and zip ties.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Kelli Boyd Photography
Flowers: Rosaprima, Sande Flowers
Floral Supplies:  Accent DecorEco Fresh BouquetOasis Floral ProductsDesign Master
Ribbon: Silk & Willow

 

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Mayesh Design Star: Smilax & Floral Arbor

In this episode of her Mayesh Design Star series, Christy Hulsey shows us how she dresses arbors using smilax.  Arbors are perfect for wedding ceremonies, event decor and photo backdrops. Smilax is a great greenery to use on large-scale pieces like arbors and chuppahs. Christy gives us tips on keeping it fresh to get the longest life out of it and in some cases reuse it.

For this particular design, Christy used about half a box of Southern Smilax.

Availability: Typically Souther Smilax is available August through March with a slight chance of getting some in April and July.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Katrina Barrow Photography
Floral Supplies: Oasis Floral ProductsDesign MasterAccent Decor, Eco Fresh Bouquet

Don’t forget to pin these images to your boards to keep your prospective clients inspired!

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Floral Design Video: Wearable Flowers

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For May, Christy Hulsey will be kicking off the wedding and prom season by showing us her techniques on making beautiful garden style floral rings, flat lay halos, and corsages. She also has great tips on pricing ribbon. Since it’s the month of Mother’s day, Christy invited her adorable daughter Beatrice to help out and get creative with these stunning Mayesh Luxe Blooms!

Enjoy!

Featured product: Spanish moss, mood moss, light pink ranunculus, white hellebore, succulents, camellia leaf, burgundy dahlia, light pink mini gerbera, Clooney ranunculus, Japanese allium, eryngium, fritillaria, dendrobium orchids, vanda orchids, Icelandic poppies and scabiosa pods

Hardgoods: your favorite floral jewelry, Oasis cold glue, ribbon, wire and floral tape.

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Ashley Broadie Photography

Floral Supplies: Oasis Floral ProductsDesign MasterAccent Decor
Ribbon: Berwick Offray
Lanterns: Pottery Barn
Studio Space: Averitt Center for the Arts

 

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Mayesh Design Star: Tropical Garden Style Design

Mayesh Design Star: Tropical Garden Style Design

This month, Christy Hulsey of Colonial House of Flowers demonstrates the softer side of tropical flowers by incorporating them into her signature garden style design. The video begins by Christy showing you a completed compote design and then uses the same color scheme and flowers designed in a woodland planter.

It doesn’t have to be perfect, to be beautiful. Happy designing!

Flowers:
White clooney ranunculus
Burgunday Ranunculus
Light pink ranunculus
Sea Star Fern
Ti Leaves Stock – ti tops
Brown Cymbidium Orchids
White Mini Cymbidium Orchids
White Hellebores
Anthuriums – choco, terra, pistache, white
Charity Garden Roses
Green eryngium – Sirius questar
White Hyacinths
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Quicksand Roses
Ornithogalum Star of Bethlehem
Ornithogalum arabicum
Lotus Pods
Burgundy dahlia
Black knight scabiosa
Icelandic poppy – white

Hardgoods:
Oasis Floral Products: Florist Netting
Design Master: Petal Proofer, Fresh Flower Sealant
Accent Decor: gold compote, woodland planter

Videographer: Justin Peay Productions
Photographer: Katrina Barrow Photography

 

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Mayesh Design Star: Garden Wild Statement Arrangement

Mayesh Design Star: Garden Wild Statement Arrangement

Have a basket, cake stand or favorite gift item in your studio that would be a perfect setting for flowers? Christy makes a garden wild statement piece, a loose organic “unbouquet”, using a container, which may be a little unexpected, that you love and can also be a gift on its own! Watch the video below and let us know what you would like to see in the upcoming months in the comments below.

Sponsors:
Accent Decor
Design Master
Oasis Floral Products

Basket:
Olli Ella Belly Basket from Karen Alweil Studio

Flowers from Mayesh:
Dutch lisianthus black pearl
Mocca amaryllis
Olive foliage
Navy privet berry
Jasmine
Vuvuzela garden roses
Moonstone garden spray roses
Quicksand roses
Café latte garden roses
White anemones
Mini green berzillia
Chippendale garden roses
Café Au Lait dahlias
Blush Hanoi Clooney ranunculus

Foraged:
Autumn olive
Wild oak
Tallow berry

 

And don’t forget to keep on scrolling to view the gorgeous pictures that Justin Brown of The Happy Bloom captured of Christy’s floral design. Unexpected container floral design Unexpected container floral design Unexpected container floral design Unexpected container floral design Unexpected container floral designUnexpected container floral design

 

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Modern Garden Valentine’s Arrangement

Mayesh Design Star: Modern Garden Valentine's Arrangement

We are kicking off the New Year with a bang! We are proud to present to you our 2017 Mayesh Design Star video series featuring Christy Hulsey! In the first installment of her series, Christy is going to show us how to make a classic Valentine’s Day design with a wild garden style spin!

If you love this video, then be sure to check our workshop dates to see if Christy will be in your city and get to work with her in real life!

Containers & Vases: all of those amazing containers you see throughout the video are provided by Accent Decor!

Product used: Product used: Gardenia foliage, dutch black pearl lisianthus, xerographica air plants, white Japanese sweet peas, Italian Clooney ranuculus: blush hanoi and black, beige mocca amaryllis, Kahala rose, Nature’s Cherry rose, Chippendale garden roses, antigua carnations, black privet berries, mini green berzillia, panda anemones, white hyacinth, mauve astrantia, baby pineapples, blush moonstone garden spray roses, Icelandic poppies, white nerines, coral gerrondo gerberas and daisy chamomile/feverfew.

Justin Brown of The Happy Bloom captured some beautiful images of Christy’s finished design. Be sure to pin them to your Valentine’s Day Pinterest boards!

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BONUS: Enjoy a similar design using a different mix of flowers below.

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Talkin’ Holiday Parties w/ Christy Hulsey for Pottery Barn

 

Our fabulous 2017 Mayesh Design Star Christy Hulsey is always up to something fun, and today she’s over on the Pottery Barn blog with friend & stylist Tristan Needham discussing stress-free holiday entertaining!

Christy used an abundance of fresh greens & succulents from Mayesh to create unique & beautiful party décor – from succulent wreaths to dog collars, there’s something festive for everyone, pets included! Read more of Christy & Tristan’s tips and tricks for hosting a fabulous party here.

And if you’re inspired by Christy’s designs and want to create your own, connect with your Mayesh sales rep to get your hands on some beautiful succulents and greens to up your holiday game. If you don’t already have a Mayesh rep, get started here!

Happy hosting!

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