If there’s one thing that’s kept me sane during these times it’s the excitement of hitting the flower mart with the hopes of creating an IG-worthy bouquet. And the gal I look to inspo is LA based floral designer and owner Birch & Bone, Amelia Posada. She has leant her talents to The Thirsty for our Gatherings issue and has been featured in WWD, Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles Times, + more.
Since launching Birch & Bone in February, 2015 and opening her first shop at the Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, she has become a favorite florist of the celebrity, fashion and maker crowds. Beyond bouquets, Amelia’s specialty are designs that brighten and fill spaces.
1. What’s your seasonal favorite stems for the holiday season?
Blue Cedar- smells like a hike on a crisp morning in the PNW and it's stunning
2. Explain the dried flower trend.
LOL. I have no idea how this became such a thing, but I'm stoked people want dried flowers! I have always used dried florals in my pieces, because I love pulling that texture into the softness of fresh floral arrangements- and then my clients get to collect all the little dried forever bits and make cute little moments around the house! Dried florals are expensive but what a great investment to have some forever decor to tuck on a cute shelf or table- when you get tired of them- spray paint them another color!
3. Where do you look for floral inspiration?
I look to my favorite artists, architecture, furniture designers for palette and shape inspo...CA landscape
4. Floral accounts to follow?
TulipinaDesign, HattieMolloy, Azumamakoto
5. Holiday tables are smaller, should the tablescapes receive a downgrade too?
Honestly I love going for a walk and foraging stuff or walking around my yard and snipping greens and things- I literally take citrus fruit laying around and poke the foraged leaves into the citrus and create a free or cheap tablescape using decor and found things around the house- or buy a few blooms and incorporate those to the table scape too! OR if you want to support my business, holler at me and I will create you a beautiful low, crawling centerpiece!
Daisy or chamomile?
Rabbit Tails or Roger Rabbit?
Wreaths or cornucopias?
WREATHS ( I am a wreath MACHINE!!!)
Tiny lil persimmon or tiny lil apples?
TINY LIL PERSIMMON obvie
Found vessel or dedicated vase?
Dried or fresh?