Sunday, 11 October 2015

can't find a container?

Are you struggling to find a container? Why not use a vegetable as a vase? 
Just a few tips before doing so:
1. Make sure you choose a vegetable that doesn't have a lot of juice or else you will end up with a royal mess.
2. Also make sure the vegetable you choose is soft enough for carving.
3. Finally, try to marry your colors as best as possible!


Sunday, 4 October 2015

Almost edible

It's Sunday afternoon and time for tea! Below is an example of a delicate floral arrangement that would look lovely next to your tea and scones if you are hosting a nice gathering with friends. You can use any flowers with small heads because it is easier. This time around, I have used, Chamomile (how fitting), Hydrangea, Scabiosa, Mini Spray Roses, Japanese Anemones and Delphinium! 
Bon appetit!!

Wednesday, 23 September 2015

current summer obsession- Cafe au Lait Dahlia

Just as the Dahlia season starts, (naturally) the Cafe au Lait variety stands out of the bunch. It is currently every bride's dream and I promise you, its beauty does not disappoint. It comes in shades of  light pink, peach, ivory, champagne and a few other pastel hues that I fail to describe but oh so heavenly — all perfectly-bridal tones.

They grace us with their presence during summer time and if we are lucky, they can last through October. Their heads can grow about 20 cm in diameter so 1 or 2 stems mixed with other floral beauties of the same shades will be enough to make your bridal bouquet a real work of art.

Not only are they beautiful in bridal bouquets but they are just as gorgeous in large centerpiece arrangements and cater to many different styles: from classy/elegant to rustic/country .. it shines everywhere it goes

Having said that, these extremely ephemeral beauties tend to wilt fairly quickly and come at a very high price, so make sure you factor this into your budget before you decide to go ahead with them.

Friday, 18 September 2015

Mini Flowered Goodies

For this bouquet, it's all about finding beauty in the little things. Little flowers heads like: Astrantia, Cornflower, Scabious, Wheat, Grass.. It's the type of bouquet you can put together while on a road trip through the countryside and make a pit stop by the side of the road to gather these mini goodies. Other flowers you can use are Forget-Me-Nots, Nigella, Lavendar, Poppies, Cosmos, Fountain Grass, just to name a few.


Sunday, 13 September 2015

Fondation Monet In Giverny

If you're a nature lover and ever in Paris, you have to visit the Fondation Monet in Giverny. It is a short train ride from Paris. It is preferable to be there before opening times to beat the crowd of tourists, so maybe you can book your entry ticket online before heading there.

Once inside, (little piece of advice), the first thing you do is you skip the house and the first part of the garden and head to the Lilly pond in order to marvel in the magical beauty of this place, in peace.. and to be able to snap a few pictures without any people in the background.

Once that is out of the way, you can then walk back to the first part of the garden and visit Monet's charming pink house with his rooms and belongings still intact. The picture below is the view from his bedroom. Who wouldn't want to wake up to this every morning!

 It is very much like walking into a real life Monet painting. It is a wonderful to experience first hand the beautiful landscapes that inspired many of Monet's paintings.

The gardens are stunning, visitors are calm and respectful to their surroundings. The essence of Monet is captured into this magnificent place. Let your thoughts and eyes travel freely through the vibrant colors of complimentary flower combinations.

Definitely worth the visit, especially to escape the hustle-bustle of Paris.  

Oh! and, you're welcome!

Friday, 11 September 2015

A soft start to the weekend

Hello flower lovers! I just wanted to share with you this soft pale pink bouquet to slowly start off the weekend. Something about these dreamy colors that make me want to sit and lounge all through this weekend. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, 8 September 2015


What I love about buttonholes (or boutonnières) is that they are 100% unisex. They would look as elegant and charming on a man just as well as a woman. And who said you can only wear them at weddings? I just wish people would wear floral buttonholes more often. They have this magical touch that can bring your outfit to life without giving the impression that you're trying too hard. Here's a small selection of buttonholes that can literally be worn by anyone who isn't afraid to make s a mini statement !

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Special Wedding Course - Floral Arch!

What I love about the Special Wedding course, and more importantly, the floral arch exercise, is that the students and I get to design this TOGETHER.

I am always excited to see what everyone brings to the table and how they all collectively make it work into one big design. In this case, it was the a mix of precious flowers and meadow/grass ones, and the result was just gorgeous!

It was such a beautiful day that we were able to design it outside soaking in the sun while passers by were just snapping pictures and complementing our masterpiece. The arch really stood out on Elizabeth Street and I found myself wishing we could leave it there for the next few days. It was great working with these super talented and creative ladies.

It was a long and tiring day but I just couldn't hide my excitement .. I just had to go for the winning/geeky shot after everyone had gone home..

I am really looking forward to the next one!!!! If you are interested, do not hesitate to visit our website or you can just send us an email for more information on 

See you soon flower lover!

Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Green in class.

This is what happiness is all about, on a March sunny day, flower lovers, crafting away their garden bouquets. It’s all about the green. Green hands, green leaves, green flowers. Don’t be afraid to get your hands and aprons dirty. When designing a garden style bouquets, you want to go as wild as possible. A little bit of roughness never hurt any body. So get out there and grab whatever foliage you can find in your garden or at the market and get busy. Our students at Catherine Muller London Flower School sure did!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Catherine Muller Flower School London has been opened for about a year and half now, 
and what a wonderfully magical whirlwind it has been.
I still remember the first day we saw the location on Elizabeth Street. I couldn’t believe there was an opening as our estate agent had been telling us there was nothing in the pipeline for weeks on end and we had resorted to looking elsewhere in London – when my phone rang –“ There seems to be a little shop on Elizabeth Street that might be of interest to you”, he said with a chuckle.
I just knew we had found it.
I still remember the excitement I felt when I first saw the store, and when Catherine and Charles and I made plans for the layout.

Once we signed.. there was no going back .. and it was terrifying .. but oh so good!

My family came to visit me in London, and I felt so proud showing them the space and taking them through our future plans..

The day we finally opened was the day Prince George was born, 22 July 2013, and it all seemed so fitting. We put the Union Jack flags up along the street and it felt as though the street, and Great Britain were welcoming us as well.

I felt we had accomplished so much and it was still only the beginning.

Our Flower School was ready. Slowly but surely, flower lovers from all over the world started creeping in.

It has been incredibly gratifying passing on the Catherine Muller floral design knowledge to our students and developing an unforgettable bond with one another. Our mutual love for flowers let us understand each other beyond the English language and I am so thankful for every lesson given and learned.

All this wouldn’t have been possible without Catherine Muller herself, the most talented and creative florist of all. Her love and support and professionalism are beyond what any business partner could ever hope for. I would also like to add a special thank you to Charles François, Catherine’s husband and business associate for his motivation, kind words and for always making himself available in my time of need.


Thank you.

And looking forward to a wonderful 2015.