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A royal experience

Thursday, August 7th, 2008

Table arrangement used for the event

We’re very happy and honoured to have been given the chance to decorate a small royal event at end of July, a dinner at the Westbury Hotel, with Prince (and princess) Michael of Kent as guests of honour.

Our part of the job was to create a formal but private atmosphere, befitting the presence of such extinguished individuals. The event was decorated with table arrangements and standing arrangements in four niches.

This was a great experience, where our professional approach was shown in full light. We were very excited and nervous at the same time – expectations were high, but luckily our experience and expertise helped us hit the target dead center.

Decorating large spaces

Tuesday, July 1st, 2008

We`ve been very busy in the past weeks working on projects for clients, but having finally taken 5 minutes for a cup of coffee with a friend the other day at a shopping mall, I couldn`t help but notice the way the whole building was decorated with plants and trees inside.

If you operate a shopping mall you know the importance of having plants to liven up that space. Usually, the parts of the shopping mall that are reserved for restaurants and coffee shops need to be somehow separated from the rest of the surrounding space to give visitors a way to enjoy a relaxation break.

While the usual approach with smaller to medium size plants will do the trick for smaller spaces, sometimes the space requires a somewhat different approach. Open spaces require bigger plants to adequately respond to the size of the space around it. Depending on the theme desired you could place, for example, palm trees in a particular area and bring a little tropical heat to the atmosphere.

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Naturally, other trees are a good choice as well, such as the example below:

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Image credit: rubey_kay

Whatever the choice and needs, we are always happy to take on a challenge, and create a unique solution for your visitors. in fact we are in the middle of a project for a client who operates a hotel. Stay tuned, we`ll be posting photos and stuff soon.

A business card that lives

Monday, March 10th, 2008

growing_card.jpgIt’s always interesting how plants find their way into ever more interesting ideas. This one, though, beats them all – it’s the Growing Business Card.

A very interesting solution for making sure your business card stays in someone’s focus for a while. Jamie Wieck’s Growing Business Card lives and grows over time. By adding a little water, your business card becomes alive, as it’s enriched with alfalfa or cress, which grows quickly and gives your prospective client a reason to keep on their desk rather than in their pocket. 😉

Flowers in hotels, restaurants and bars

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

One would think the decoration process is finished once the hotel lobby, or restaurant dining room or bar have been built according to the designer’s vision. In fact, many designers take into consideration plants and flowers and anticipate space for them while designing a venue. This is by no means a coincidence. Flowers and plants really do add that final touch to every space, and it’s only natural that they are considered an integral part of every day life. Just take a look at the space that surrounds you. Are there flowers and plants there? If yes, try to imagine how dull that space would look like without them, and if no, try to imagine how alive that space would look like with them.

Hotel lobby and rooms

TFD flowers in a hotelIt’s always a pleasure to see richly decorated hotel lobbies upon arrival. It really helps bring about an atmosphere of serenity and sophistication, not to mention, some very pleasant fragrances. Carefully placed plants and flowers will emphasize the overall look of the interior, and bring life to forgotten corners, that would otherwise look dull and simple. Plants (potted plants, plant walls) placed in strategic spots will help separate certain specific parts of the hotel lobby space from the others, creating an illusion of privacy.

Hotel rooms are a more delicate matter. Properly placed fresh flowers or plants will help create a welcome atmosphere, and add a touch of “home” decor to a room. Many guests request certain kinds of flowers to be placed in their room or suite. If your guests happen to be picky, you can rely on us to fulfill their wishes. We deal with special requests all the time, and it’s always a pleasure and a welcome challenge for us.

Restaurant flowers

TFD flowers in a restaurantMuch like hotels, restaurants benefit a lot by introducing flowers and plants as part of their decoration efforts. When done properly and with style, your guests will notice. Whether it’s a business lunch or romantic dinner, the experience will only be half as strong without flowers and plants to give that special touch to the occasion. Depending on the occasion and season, and the overall theme at the restaurant, we can provide you with a custom tailored solution that your guests will appreciate.

Bar flowers

TFD flower decoration in a barA place for socialising over friendly conversation and a refreshing drink, bars are simply crying for flowers and plants. The relaxed, informal atmosphere of bars demands a special approach to floral decoration. Depending on the theme, flowers and plants can be tailored to add that last layer that will communicate a welcome atmosphere to your guests.

Whether you operate a hotel, a restaurant or a bar, you’ll know that it’s the final touches that will be noticed by your clients. Flowers and plants, as part of the decoration in your venue, are that final touch. They will help you create a feeling of hospitality, sophistication, style and glamour. We at Todich Floral Design especially enjoy decorating hotels, restaurants and bars, and are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure you and your clients get the best floral experience.

Note: all images above are pictures of actual designs made and installed by Todich Floral Design

Valentine’s Day at the office – tips and pointers

Monday, February 11th, 2008

46707_img_3005-1.jpgValentine’s Day is just ahead, and if you’re working in an office environment, we thought these tips may be helpful. Even though the modern office is a less formal place nowadays, there are certain “rules” that are best observed to prevent unwanted effects.

Let’s start with a couple of rules for office romance

Once, an office romance could have resulted in the “culprits” getting fired. Today, office romance rules are easing a bit, although a particular company may choose to sanction office romance a bit differently than the next. The rule is – there is no clear rule. Singles now make up the majority of the work force, so less rigid rules for office romance are welcome and help boost morale. If you’re already involved or are about to get involved in an intimate relationship with someone at the office, take it easy, get all the info first, and act accordingly. A moderate approach to office romance is probably best. And, oh yeah, forget the copy room :), unless you are both driven by the danger of getting caught. 😉

Beware of the side-effects

An office romance attracts attention from your colleagues. Sure, the ones you’re friends with will understand and won’t make a lot of it, but don’t be surprised if you and your partner become the topic of coffee break talk. It’s probably best if you don’t emphasize your romance in front of colleagues too much. Avoid smooching at work, it may make others uncomfortable. It’s enough that they know and don’t object to your romance.

The next portion might interest you if you’re a woman at the office. With Valentine’s Day coming, signs of romantic thoughts will condense in form of flowers and gifts.

Don’t obsess over getting something

It’s Valentine’s Day, sure, and it would be nice to be on someone’s mind, but if you don’t get a bouquet, don’t make a lot of it, you’ll get one later. If you’re single, stay glamourous, do you job well, but be inspiring and free. Your colleagues will be envious of your freedom, and will enjoy your presence.

Make someone’s day

Not only will you experience the joy of giving, but you will probably make someone happy. Remember them on Valentine’s Day, send them flowers or a small gift, and take five minutes to chat with them.

Plan a fun day for yourself

The best part of the day is after work. Plan to do something self-indulgent. You’ll have something to look forward to, and your mood will reflect that. Go have Valentine’s drinks or something, have fun. Maybe you’ll meet someone who is interesting and inspiring, worthy of your time and attention.

Every woman at the office should get a flower

This may be proper for all the men at the office. Order single roses for every lady that works at the office. It would be a great surprise and will bring the Valentine’s Day atmosphere to the office. Every woman deserves a flower,  so c’mon guys, get a move on. Contact us and arrange for a surprise flower delivery on Valentine’s Day. You’ll be looking at smiling women all day!

If you want to order an individual delivery for your loved one on Valentine’s Day, visit our retail site and check out Valentine’s Day flowers and gifts made especially for this year’s celebration of love and romance.

Christmas wreaths

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

The mainstay of Christmas wreaths and flower decorations is European Holly, or ilex aquifolium in Latin, with its evergreen spiky leaves, spreading branches and shiny red berries. Holly are flowering shrubs and trees from 2 to 25 meters tall, widespread in Europe, Asia and the Americas. There are 400 species of flowering plants in the Ilex family.

The seasonal practice of decorating with holly is not an idea developed in modern times. Going back to the ancient Celtic religion , the druids believed that the true meaning of holly was that the red berries stand for female vital powers, while the white berries of the mistletoe plant symbolise the male force. Both species played an important role at midwinter celebrations as the mystical parents who would bring new life at springtime. The druids worshipped holly, as a holy tree, thus the word “holly”.

Even the old Romans thought that holly brought health and joy. A popular belief was that holly could banish evil powers. This is the root of the custom of placing holly on the chimney breast during Christmas time – to prevent evil ghosts entering the house through the chimney. Door wreaths guarded the entrances.

What better way is there to keep a serene and happy family party than by protecting your house from evil influences with Christmas holly wreaths?

Have a Happy Christmas and a Joyful New Year!

Make your office a better place to work

Friday, September 14th, 2007

So many offices have a dull uniform work space. Why not spread some sunshine around with office flowers? We can supply weekly ever changing displays and help to reignite your workers’ enthusiasm for office life.

And in Reception, too, a display of beautiful blooms can demonstrate the success of your company to potential clients before you even speak to them. Flowers can give a whole new aspect to your marketing.

Both workplace and reception can benefit from bright ever-changing floral displays.