A native New Yorker, Alix Astir studied the art of floral design at the New York Botanical Garden and completed her training at the Ecole des Fleurs at the Hotel de Crillon. As a result, her company Trellis Fine Florals has become one of the most sought-after floral design firms in New York.
This season, Trellis wants to push the envelope beyond the traditional, offering unique pairings of flowers and elements of nature, saturated color palettes and rare blooms. “Living things naturally bring vibrancy and a loving energy to any space or occasion,” says Alix Astir.
Tips and trends for Spring 2014 floral design include:
- incorporating organic elements such as succulents, drift wood, lotus pods and wheatgrass;
- mixing full blooms such as peonies and garden roses with equally expansive hydrangeas;
- accenting one-color arrangements with brights – such as the new Radiant Orchid or other color-saturated flowers such as plum-colored calla lilies and roses.
In addition to her work as a floral designer, Alix Astir is also a dedicated humanitarian. As an advisory board member of Good Deeds Day 2014, Alix partners with other civic-minded entrepreneurs, business leaders and humanitarians to inspire community service. She is also serving on the Benefit Committee of the New York Mission Society’s 2014 Champions for Children Gala on March 12, 2014 at the iconic Plaza Hotel.