Design Stories: A Florist’s Stylish And Functional Studio

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WORDS BY The Havenly Team

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Published on May 19, 2016

Dear Havenly friends, meet Kaylyn – The floral force behind floral studio 1956blooms. You should know that Kaylyn was drawn to flowers as a child. Crack open one of her childhood notebooks and you’ll find blooms scribbled in the margins. That’s what we loved about working Kaylyn: She knows who she is and is true to her heart.

A florist through-and-through, moving her floral studio’s headquarters out of her apartment and into an open-concept, exposed-brick space was literally Kaylyn’s dream coming true. As business began to pick up, the task of designing an inspiring workplace took on a sense of urgency.

Based on Kaylyn’s clean, curated and modern leanings, we connected her with designer Julianne C.

Setting The Scene

Julianne knew that one thing a floral shop shouldn’t do is steal attention from the arrangements it creates. With that consideration in mind, she set out to help 1956blooms work toward an intentionally minimal and streamlined space. The goal was to foster creativity and allow the beauty of the company’s work to shine through.

Studio Design Concepts


The desks and desk chairs in these concepts are sourced from Ikea and are well suited for the minimal space. They’re subtle yet stylish, a perfect combination for a thoughtful and creative working environment.

Room Renderings


“Working with Julianne was such a breeze. She really took my eclectic vision and made it work seamlessly. I gave her a big design task of creating a floral design studio that is modern yet textural and beautiful yet functional. She did such a great job!” – Kaylyn Hewitt

Functional Forms

If we had to describe 1956blooms in one word, it would be exquisite. Consider the studio’s open shelving. It showcases a gorgeous collection of glass vases, ceramic pots, white china bud vases, and a variety of other eye-catching floral items. Can you imagine hiding this collection behind a cabinet door? Neither can we.


Finishing Touches

There’s no feeling quite like being captivated by a well-designed room. Yet it can be difficult to design ourselves into those moments of enchantment. Sometimes, all a space needs to bridge the gap between incomplete and incredible is a well-trained eye.

For Kaylyn, the final stretch of designing her new open-concept floral studio required a designer’s guidance to decide where final touches were needed. The art prints below, for instance, feel just right. One print overlapping the other – It’s a beautiful example of what we like to call perfect imperfection.


Floral Fulfillment

We could go on, and on, and on about 1956blooms. From the team to the studio to the flowers, we’re smitten with this shop. But the photographs below of Kaylyn’s finished space say more than we ever could. Enjoy!

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