Smith and Lily is my floral studio based in Los Angeles, California. I have built up a loyal client base delivering daily flowers bouquets, subscriptions for private homes and businesses, and designs to wow at your wedding or next event. Inspired by my English countryside roots, I've recently turned my hand to growing flowers to include in your flower designs along with those sourced locally and further afield. I look forward to helping you with any questions, and delivering beautiful, seasonally inspired flower designs for you. Clare xx
Growing up deep in the English countryside, I spent my childhood watching as my mother grew flowers, learning how blooms and foliage worked together to create something of incredible beauty. There would often be a vase of fragrant sweet peas placed on my nightstand or a vase brimming with stunning garden roses on the kitchen table.
It was twelve years ago following a long career with BBC Television in London, when I relocated to Los Angeles with my then young family. Smith and Lily Floral Design grew from a yearning for the English countryside which led me to return to my roots growing flowers in my own cutting garden while forming close relationships with west coast flower farmers and trusted vendors at The Los Angeles Flower Market.
The name Smith and Lily combines two loves - Smith is my mother’s maiden name and Lily is my daughter’s name.
We are striving to operate a sustainable and environmentally friendly business. This means the majority of flowers we design with are grown by local Southern Californian, West coast flower farmers and American farms. We are trying to limit our use of flowers flown in from overseas.
The majority of dried flowers we work with are preserved in our studio. If we buy in any of Clare's dried flowers they are naturally preserved, so no chemical dyes or bleaching.
All of our leftovers and cuttings are composted and then used to feed Clare's small cutting garden.
Instead of using floral foam, we work with chicken wire, and willow branches. Our wreaths are designed either with branches or re-usable metal frames.
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