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One of our hands-down favorite floral designers.

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Her own style has a great sense of balance.  Lush without ever seeming over-the-top.

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FLOWER LOVE

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floral designer and educator natalie brookshire leads a multi-disciplinary floral studio specializing in custom flower forms, floral direction and immersive arranging education.

 

known for her imaginative, free-flowing flower designs and intuitive arranging philosophies, natalie's work celebrates a century of floral mediumship that began in the hands of her grandmother in 1939 san francisco.

 

informed by history and inspired by evolution, natalie's work explores floral design outside rigid lines, sharing and practicing arranging as ritual for conjuring everyday beauty.

MEET NATALIE B.

THE B IS SHORT FOR BOWEN

But the B has always been there. Before Bowen, I was a Brookshire. Beyond the B, I'm a designer, educator &

floral arranger, but not quite a florist. More on that in a bit, but first, here's a little download on me:

WHY FLORAL DESIGN?

LIKE ALCHEMY, flowers have a transformative quality. Place an arrangement and the space comes alive. What begins as arranging stems is suddenly magic.

UNDERLYING ENERGIES:

ASTROLOGY: 

Virgo 

Sagittarius 

Taurus 

HUMAN DESIGN:   Manifesting Generator 6/2

THIRD GENERATION:   Californian

ENNEAGRAM:   Social 2w3

ARRANGING WITH MOM

STORY

IN THIS FAMILY, flowers run deep. Three generations to be exact. Our history of flowers began with my grandmother, a florist in San Francisco in the 1940s, who ran flower shops in the hotel lobbies of The Fairmont & Mark Hopkins. Next, my mother, a talented garden designer, who was more than equipped to assist when I decided it was time to host my first flower arranging party at age six. I suspect my enchantment with flowers goes as far back as I do because laying in the garden is my earliest memory. Now, my son Hawk, only age five, already has a knack for arranging, catching that same mystical aroma carried here from nearly a century ago.

DESIGN PERSPECTIVE

I STUDIED INDUSTRIAL DESIGN IN COLLEGE, a path I believed would one day find me in a tailored suit, stepping into a fashionable office where flowers were a side note, not the focus. But as history would have it, my studies only further emboldened me to explore arranging more deeply than ever before, ultimately leading to the discovery of my unique take on floral design. My approach is a culmination of knowledge & experience that combines design principles adapted from architecture, fashion, art & nature with free flowing inspiration from my surroundings. My perspective, like my work, is always evolving.

FLORAL CHANDELIER • FIAT LUX

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FLOWER WORKSHOP • COMPANY

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FLORAL STORYTELLING

MOVEMENT, SEASONALITY, COLOR, TEXTURE, everything carries a beat & tells part of the story. When I create an arrangement, I follow a personal rhythm rather than a formula, utilizing my own set of personal principles, dubbed THE 7 RULES OF ARRANGING. My vision is always to create a design that relates deeply to the space that it's in. Because it's not just about making an arrangement, it's about understanding the space, flowing with it, bringing intention to it & building atmosphere around it.

VISION

I’m drawn to floral design by my desire to create, but also to educate. I operate less like a traditional florist & more like a creative shop where flowers do the storytelling. Because floral design has a way of being so many things. It can be a quiet meditative practice, an immersive atmosphere, a reason to connect, but flowers are also a bit like people too. We have memories associated with them. Flowers are a universal language, a way of saying things best without uttering a word. They often become the thing that brings us closer together. 

BOWEN BACKYARD PARTY

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STUDIO SERVICES

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