Artisanal florists to go to for unique floral arrangements that make an unforgettable gift
Consider yourself reminded — the F in February actually stands for Festive. With Chinese New Year and Valentine's Day taking place back to back, you've got to start prepping for the festivities, stat. So how do you ring in the festivities with a bang? With Flowers. January has been gruelling, and now its time to stop and smell the roses. Whether as a bouquet to gift your lover for Valentines Day, or as decorations to spruce up your house for CNY, flowers will be serving many purposes this month so its best to get yourself acquainted with these artisanal florists that you'll probably be going to more than once. And not to worry, these artisanal floral shops specialise in the most unique floral arrangements so you'll be getting lots of compliments on your decorations and gifts.
This Humid House
Botanical design studio This Humid House has been shaking up Singapore’s traditional floristry industry with their avant-garde interpretation flower displays. Founder John Lim's background in architecture has ensured his floral designs are sculptural and unconventional, as he cites "quirky elements and the thrill of working with these alien-looking plants" as the inspiration behind his style.
For those of you who love the look of floral and fauna in your house but hate having to look after them, Floral Kokoro is the right place to head to for low-maintenance floral design decorations because their flowers are dried, and aren't begging for your attention to water them every day to survive. Founded by florist Fuiyi Chong, Floral Kokoro has now grown to be an established name in the florist market, as her head-turning designs are featured in Singapore Design Week and high-end Duxton Hill boutiques. That alone, coupled with stalking @floralkokoro on IG, should debunk your misconceptions that preserved flowers are not as sexy or stylish.
Dawn Q Floral Design
Dawn Q has been the go-to place of many Singaporeans for gift bouquets on special occasions like weddings, Valentine's Day and Chinese New Year due to their versatility in customising floral bouquets to suit the various occasions' themes. There's a special V-Day promo with free delivery for their boutiques as well as an early bird discount — just order before 31 Jan to enjoy 10% off boutiques from the V Day 2021 collection. They also organise floral arrangement workshops and classes so you can design your very own bouquet just the way you like it, or design a bouquet for someone else as a meaningful gift.
The Floral Atelier
Boasting an impressive 34k followers on Instagram, there's just no way you would miss the gorgeous floral designs by The Floral Atelier. Founded by leading florist Lelian Chew, the luxury floral design studio's design aesthetic is a combination of elegance and romantic. The flowers in their bouquets are handpicked from nature's most stunning blooms, including exotic varieties from their global network of floral partners. With dreamy, timeless bouquets adorned in a variety of rich hues and sweet pastels with exquisite craftsmenship, you'll realise that even floral arrangements can be a work of art.
Ask a French
We all know Paris to be the city of love, but sadly with travel restrictions, we can't fly to France right now and bask in the most romantic city in the world. Thankfully, Ask a French Flowers will be able to bring Paris to you with their Parisian styled artisanal designs. Founded by Aude Giraud, a French-Indonesian floral specialist, the studio aims to surprise clients with their flower arrangements by adding that special “Je ne sais quoi” to their custom-made creations.