Designer Spotlight: Victoria
Get to know Artistic Blossoms! As part of our blog series, we will be interviewing various members of the AB Team over the course of the year to get insights on their tastes and interests! Be sure to check in on the blog in the following months for more insider details!
For our second Designer Spotlight, we sat down with Victoria in the studio to ask her questions about her job and the flower trends of 2017.
What's your job at Artistic Blossoms?
I am a designer at AB as well as manage the Artistic Blossoms website, blog, and social media. Even though I'm in New York City, I split my time between New York and Boston to get back and design.
What are you doing in New York City?
Art! I am currently in my last year of my MFA in sculpture. I do installation based work and have a studio in Tribeca. My experience and education as an artist has a huge impact on my work with flowers (and vice versa). Sometimes I even use fresh elements in my art installations!
What do you think about Pantone's Color of the Year for 2017?
I think Greenery is a fresh and luscious color for 2017. It is a color that will translate well with florals. Adding lots of fun textured greens like ferns or banana leaves, green hydrangea, and succulents will add rich natural warmth to any floral display. Bring on the green!
What's the best way to make a table setting truly unique?
Other than beautiful blossoms, I think a vase or vessel can take any centerpiece to the next level. I personally love mercury glass, because it is elegant and delicately reflective. If you have candles mixed on the table, the light shimmers against the mercury glass. I happen to love any metallic touches.
What’s your favorite trend for 2017?
Bridal Magazines are saying color is going to make a comeback in 2017. I say, woo hoo! I love color and there are so many beautiful blossoms out there in an array of colors. I think for weddings or events, rich palettes can create a look that is fun, while still elegant. Don't get me wrong, subtle palettes are beautiful but color has personality!
What's the best part of your job?
Working with my mom and sister. They are so incredibly talented and it is such a gift to get to work with them. We always have fun designing and the AB studio is always filled with laughter and good energy.
Camille and I also have a fun behind the scenes instagram account called Daughters of AB , be sure to check us out @daughtersofab