These Are the Must-Follow Florists on Instagram | Architectural Digest
Photo: Courtesy of Anna Potter

Photo: Courtesy of Anna Potter


With spring finally upon us and the bright lights of summer twinkling just ahead, weekends that once were spent indoors at furniture fairs and bookshops are now filled with trips to the local garden center, aiming to turn one’s home into a lush paradise. Need a bit of inspiration? Look to these five florists from across the globe, whose Instagram accounts just may inspire you to opt for homemade instead of store-bought.

Split between New York and Japan, Amy’s Instagram feed is naturally bursting with cherry blossoms. There is a real sense of the journey between Amy’s two worlds, and you can feel the nuance in blooms and Amy’s inspiration with each shift of scenery.

For Anna Potter, the founder of Swallows and Damsons in Sheffield, England, the worlds of art and flowers are a natural mix. Focusing on the individual bouquet and eschewing the idea of arrangements en masse, Anna’s feed highlights the deconstruction of flowers and the masterpieces she then re-creates.

In a city teeming with European sensibilities, it’s no surprise that Jasmine, the founder of Bell Jar Botanicals, found a home for her flower shop in Montreal. From re-creating art masterpieces for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts to creating perfect desk-size posies, Jasmine’s Instagram reads like art you can touch. Her designs are accessible without losing their individuality, and a bright spot during Canada’s long winters.

Thousand Flower Farm is the base for Siri Thorson, florist and resident of the San Juan Islands, just off the coast of Washington State. Siri’s Instagram is a testament to nature, her island home serving as a lush backdrop to each season’s finds.

Dividing her time between her Red Hook, Brooklyn, studio and her Montgomery County farm World’s End, Sarah Ryhanen’s Instagram reads as a mélange of Dutch Masters still lifes and idyllic farm scenes. Images of Icelandic sheep being born are interspersed with her displays of wild, yet delicate arrangements, and the combination is somehow both comforting and inspiring.

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