Caroline Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief of “Gifts & Decorative Accessories”
Floré’s Friedlander recently called the unique challenges she faced in designing the 970 square foot space in Southbury, weaving an intriguing tale of prudent buying practices and creative design techniques. “With just a 60-day timeframe and only $10,000, my co-designer Christopher Isaacson, helped me create a centuries-old European-style flower market and apothecary shop out of brand-new, raw commercial space. We scoured Craigslist, hunted through salvage yards, and ferreted out businesses closing their doors to find the right pieces that would achieve the Provencal atmosphere we were trying to create within our limited budget.”
Having previously worked as professional interior designers, neither Ms. Friedlander nor Mr. Isaacson are strangers to designing interiors. “Being designers by trade helped us think more creatively about seeing materials and products, and envisioning new ways of using them.” Ladders, antique shoe racks, carts, and various pieces of furniture were recycled and reused in a different manner than their original design or intent.
As a European-style flower market and purveyor of fine flowers, Floré is a member of BBrooks, an exclusive network of fine florists across the United States. The inviting shop offers eco-friendly fresh flowers and a signature line of flower- and plant-based products for aromatherapy, beauty and medicinal botanical products for the socially-aware, health-conscience consumer. Floré also offers unique gift items, and natural bath, body and aromatherapy items, including savon de Marseilles and lavender products imported from France.
Visitors to Floré will also discover a distinctive educational resource by browsing through books on natural flower essences and oils. Floré provides highly-personalized service for design and gift ideas assistance, custom silk floral designs, interior décor consultations, as well as wedding, birth and funeral flower arrangements. They offer telephone and Internet orders, local and national delivery, as well as customer loyalty programs. Floré is also an appreciated supporter of many socially-responsible charities throughout Connecticut and the United States.
The August 16 Awards gala co-sponsor, “Gifts & Decorative Accessories”
Floré flowers as medicine Florist, European style flower market and apothecary, is located at 33 Bullet Hill Road, Suite 204 in Southbury, one half mile off exit 15 on I-84. Flowers can be ordered by visiting Floré Mondays through Saturdays 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., or by calling 203-405-1760, e-mailing to flowersasmedicine@
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Purveyor of eco-friendly fine flowers and natural apothecary shop located in Southbury, CT. Full service florist specializing in everyday flowers as well as special events. Local and national flower delivery available.