Based in the Oxfordshire countryside, Willow Crossley is a full time floral stylist, creating wild and whimsical arrangements full of colour, pattern and movement.
‘From cosmos to cow parsley, poppies, roses ,delphiniums, peonies and always my favourite foxgloves; our arrangements celebrate all shapes, sizes, scent and colours.’
Willow firmly advocates a sustainable approach to floristry, working with the seasons and sourcing locally grown stems wherever possible. Freshly cut British flowers are some of the most beautiful and fragrant in the world and as a result, Willow’s creations are a myriad of colour and beauty.
Her creative approach is informed by an artistic eye and a life spent immersed in nature. From growing up in Wales where days were spent exploring outdoors and flowers adorned every surface, to living in France surrounded by fields of sunflowers, iris and fragrant lavender; flowers have always been an intrinsic part of the everyday.
‘It feels wrong not to have some sort of floral decoration at home. If I can’t get my hands on flowers, I'll compromise by using other natural treasures - shells, plants, branches, feathers.”
Further training and experience in design further informs Willow’s practice. After a degree in fashion journalism at the London University of the Arts, she worked in magazines before launching an online business, Willow Rose Boutique. Here she sold a myriad of art designs, handmade books and decorative treasures found on her travels. The blog’s success inspired three beautiful lifestyle books; The Art of Handmade Living was published in 2012, followed by Inspire, The Art of Living with Nature (2014) and Flourish (2016).
From her garden workroom, Willow Crossley works closely with a variety of private and corporate clients, supplying enchanting floral arrangements for homes and businesses, weddings, events – and everything in between. With a treasure trove of props, antique glasses, jugs, jars and all kinds of delights, Willow is also available as a prop stylist or to curate photo-shoots, launches and press days; transforming spaces into something inspired.
‘I am completely mad about flowers; nothing makes me happier than creating ravishing floral bouquets, displays – or anything else you might dream up!’
Find Willow planting pretty things or foraging in the countryside with her husband Chaz and their three boys, Wolf, Rafferty and Kit.
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