Deck the Halls!

We must admit: when someone says “festive”, everyone at Starbright Floral Design in NYC thinks FLOWERS! Yet we realize that for some, the holiday season might not be the time that they think of how floral blooms can enhance their cheerful decor — that’s why we wanted to share how we brighten up Manhattan, each and every December.

We’d love to help make your winter a fun and festive season!

Many of our clients used to be addicted to poinsettia plants this time of year, and we understand why. With their ubiquitous presence all throughout New York City, poinsettias are an easy flower to reach for if you aren’t aware of more decadent options. But, rest easy in knowing that the brilliant floral designers at Starbright Floral Design have a few tricks up their sleeves to transform NYC spaces from ho-hum to Ho! Ho! Ho!

One flower that we love to incorporate into holiday decor is the amaryllis. Stunning on their own, these tall flowers add excitement and drama to any setting in New York City. Coming in an array of reds, from fire engine to burgundy, the amaryllis flowers seems like they were custom made for Christmas, with even a candy cane option of red and white striped available from your favorite local NYC florist!

Stately amaryllis brings heightened elegance to holiday decor.
Stately amaryllis brings heightened elegance to holiday decor.

Hydrangeas, roses and carnations also provide fantastic floral canvases for the holidays in NYC. Especially when grouped with their own but in differing hues, these flowers add that floral decadence that many are looking for in Manhattan. In particular, we love to see lush red roses paired with crisp white roses, that leave many dreaming of a gorgeous Christmas.

Vibrant red roses combined with rich greens and berries creates a lush holiday centerpiece.
Vibrant red roses combined with rich greens and berries creates a lush holiday centerpiece.

With their abundance of blooms, hydrangeas are a wonderful flower to chose to deck your halls. With their incredible selection of colors, including silvers mixed with reds or deep purples, Starbright floral designers have found that these flowers prove to be the life of any party in New York City.

Of course, there are more unusual options available as well for your festive floral decor. Ilex berries in particular have an excellent combination of rich red berries on soaring stems that add elegance to every space in Manhattan and beyond. Starbright’s designers love to feature them standing proudly in a vase to maximize their visual impact.

Eye-catching berries take center stage with soft succulents enhancing the differing textures.
Eye-catching berries take center stage with soft succulents enhancing the differing textures.

Then there is one of our favorite blooms, classic white lilies. These flowers last a long time, have a lovely scent and mix perfectly with red flowers, like roses or carnations, for a joyous holiday feel. We think that white lilies are one of the most lovely flowers to use at any time of year, but their snowy white petals match the festivity in the air in New York City!

One the things about this season that we at Starbright love is how flowers can capture so many emotions and highlight the beauty of winter. If you’re thinking that some stunning floral bouquets might add that extra bit of holiday magic into your decor in NYC, we’d love to be of assistance and help make your days be extra merry and bright!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

212.229.1610

Have a Starbright-ful Thanksgiving!

Everyone at Starbright Floral Design is always thankful our clients are our friends and our days are filled with flowers. We love what we do in New York City and are so passionate about floral design because we know our work brings smiles to others. And that’s our favorite thing!

In preparation of this Thanksgiving, we’ve been cooking up a floral feast for your senses. If you’re still looking for a bit of inspiration for a centerpiece filled with flowers, we have some ideas for you and would be delighted to deliver any and all of these incredible floral compositions to you in NYC and beyond!

Cornucopias, also know as “horns of plenty”, can trace their origins back to classical antiquity. But here in New York City and all throughout America, these time-honored creations are ubiquitous at Thanksgiving. Of course, the version that Starbright’s visionary designers crafted is abounding with flowers, and we would hope that you’d want it no other way!

Starbright took special care to ensure that the best of autumn’s colors shined in this gorgeous floral composition.
Starbright took special care to ensure that the best of autumn’s colors shined in this gorgeous floral composition.

Filled with sunflowers, roses and additional flowers like calla lilies, we think that our Cornucopias bring a sense of bounty to any gathering. Perfect as a centerpiece or as a statement elsewhere in your home or business in NYC, Cornucopias evoke a sense of welcoming community through their rich composition and lush abundance.

In the spirit of welcoming everyone for a feast, we have also been busy crafting autumnal wreathes, bedecked in flowers. Lovely as an accent on a front door inside or outside in New York City, our wreaths are created to please the eye as much as your Thanksgiving meal will excite the palate.

Wreaths by Starbright bring together corn and wheat to evoke of the harvest.
Wreaths by Starbright bring together corn and wheat to evoke of the harvest.

Of course, there is nothing more apropos than a turkey for Thanksgiving anywhere in New York City and beyond. We wanted to build a floral delight that would last long after the Thanksgiving meal had been devoured and thought a faux turkey would be just the thing to brighten everyone’s day.

A Thanksgiving turkey…the Starbright way!
A Thanksgiving turkey…the Starbright way!

Made with fresh foliage and flowers with a base of fresh, rust toned chrysanthemums, this turkey has been certified as cruelty-free. It’s a great addition for every Thanksgiving celebration, near in NYC or far, that wants to add a bit of whimsy through floral décor.

We know some of our beloved friends don’t adore the cold in New York City and wish that they were someplace warmer for the holidays. It was with them in mind that we created our Tropical Thanksgiving masterpiece.

Calla lilies and mosses beflower our tropical coconuts.
Calla lilies and mosses beflower our tropical coconuts.

Built out of coconuts and adorned with flowers and mosses, our Tropical Thanksgiving is a great gift for a host who wishes that they were celebrating someplace warmer. We were delighted to be asked to create something that would remind the recipient more of Bermuda than NYC and think that the russet calla lilies pay tribute to our turkiest of holidays.

If you’re just realizing that although you have your menu planned out but maybe not the flowers to adorn your Thanksgiving table, give us a ring! We’ll make sure that just the right composition arrives safely at your door…before your guests! Here’s to a wonderful Thanksgiving, filled with laughter and love. Happy Thanksgiving, from all of us at Starbright.

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true! 

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

 Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

212.229.1610

Starbright’s Philanthropic Gifts to NYC

At Starbright Floral Design, we understand just how much a gorgeous bouquet of tenderly curated flowers can brighten someone’s day. That’s why we take great pride in being a part of incredible charitable events in New York City throughout the year. In the last week, we were fortunate to be invited to adorn two different spaces with that special Starbright magic and we wanted to share our floral vision with you!

Starbright Adorns the Parent-Child Home Program

Everyone at Starbright Floral Design was thrilled to lend a hand to help celebrate the Parent-Child Home Program’s annual Literacy Champions Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. The Parent-Child Home Program helps our communities in NYC by providing under-resourced families with the necessary skills and tools to help their children thrive in school and in life.

The event was organized to support the organization expand into more communities within New York City and Starbright happily donated flowers to adorn the space for the Parent-Child Home Program so that more funds could be raised without this outstanding non-profit incurring an expense for the décor.

Over 300 people were in attendance at this fantastic event and Starbright’s imaginative floral designers wanted to WOW every person. To do that, we wove white roses with snow colored hydrangea and calla lilies to create a stunning first impression at the step-and-repeat wall at the entrance to the event. The roses and hydrangea were used again to create low, lush centerpieces for the tables, which allowed for spirited conversations with the soft scent of beauty in the air.

Starbright's stunning arrangements welcomed everyone to the Parent-Child Home Program.
Starbright’s stunning arrangements welcomed everyone to the Parent-Child Home Program.

The Parent-Child Home Program helps underserved children in NYC be school-ready by having intensive home visits with them and bringing a weekly gift of books and educational materials. They do such incredible work for NYC and Starbright was delighted to play a part in ensuring a brighter future for our youth through our support and donation.

The lovely centerpieces echoed the floral compositions at the entrance.
The lovely centerpieces echoed the floral compositions at the entrance.

Starbright Sponsors the Drama League of New York’s Fundraiser

During the same week, the Drama League of New York invited us to be a sponsor for their Musical Celebration of Broadway Honoring David Hyde Pierce at the historical Plaza Hotel in NYC and we were elated to accept.

Since 1916, the Drama League of New York has been at the forefront of the American Theater community, as they provide talent, audience and prosperous support. As one of the nation’s oldest continuously-operating, not-for-profit arts advocacy and education organizations, Starbright was only too happy to contribute by donating fresh blooms for the Drama League to enliven the atmosphere for their event.

The sumptuous black-tie gala in New York City entertained 300 guests and raised over $765,000 — a fundraising record! All funds will support the educational training programs of The Drama League Directors Project and the dazzling flowers Starbright provided were taken home by the guests so they could continue to relish in the floral glory.

The lavish flowers celebrated the Drama League's spectacular evening.
The lavish flowers celebrated the Drama League’s spectacular evening.

Through its programs, initiatives and events, The Drama League serves over 3,000 artists and 15,000 audience members each season with over 150 events and programs in New York. It was a distinct honor to be invited to be part of their celebratory evening, and we look forward to many more lavish evenings with the Drama League of New York, where their talent blows us away and we hope, our flowers inspire them ever more.

Starbright Visits Columbia University for Nuestra Magia

Everyone at Starbright wanted to bring a bit of beauty to your day and thought the best way was to share with you where our flowers have been and where we’ll be, in our gorgeous hometown of New York City.

We are very excited to be sharing our flowers in bloom with Bloomingdale’s at 6 59th Street in NYC for a floral arranging class! Limited to 45 attendees, a Starbright designer will lead the intimate gathering on November 19th at 1pm in the Housewares Department.

Meet us at Bloomingdale's for a fantastic flower arranging adventure!
Meet us at Bloomingdale’s for a fantastic flower arranging adventure!

The focus of the afternoon will be on how to flawlessly arrange flowers in a vase, with beauty, elegance and pizzazz. We’ll share tips and tricks on creating a floral bouquet that will take your breath away. A $25 reservation fee for the class will be created towards any purchase in the Homes section – and of course, the stunning floral composition that you create will also be going home with you. We hope to see you there and that this will be the first of much collaboration with Bloomingdale’s!

Two weeks ago, Starbright Floral Design had the distinct honor of being invited to adorn Columbia University for the Latinx Heritage Month Showcase of Nuestra Latina in New York City. Heralded as a groundbreaking platform for students of Columbia and Barnard to reflect on the issues faced by the Latinx community, the Showcase was also open to members of the public and very well attended.

The students put together an incredible event that featured music, dance and poetry, which was evocative of the diversity that the Latinx community cherishes in NYC and beyond. Starbright was thrilled to be part of this magical evening and provided the fresh flowers and lush plants to create a tropical oasis in the midst of Manhattan.

Our brilliant floral composers at Starbright sourced moss colored hydrangea to be the base of the bouquets for Nuestra Latina, so that our rich golden orchids, touched with a hint of tiger-print petals, could be the standout feature of the flowers to catch everyone’s eye.

Starbright's flowers created a lush, tropical oasis.
Starbright’s flowers created a lush, tropical oasis.

We were also delighted to weave Pin Cushion Protea and Anthurium together to create a tropical atmosphere for the programs of the Latinx Heritage Month to gently rest upon. Starbright’s floral designers knew that this combination of flowers would evoke the festive ambiance while letting the graphics created by the students be the focus.

Our festive floral compositions provided a gorgeous ambiance at Columbia.
Our festive floral compositions provided a gorgeous ambiance at Columbia.

Starbright wanted to make sure the entire venue was filled with the Latinx ambiance so we positioned two verdant  Areca Palm trees on the stage. Since palm trees are indigenous to many of the same countries that were being celebrated that evening, we thought it was only fitting include those towering palm trees to help the evening feel more reminiscent of the cultures being celebrated.

Starbright's stunning palms complimented the Latinx culture being celebrated.
Starbright’s stunning palms complimented the Latinx culture being celebrated.

Between the flowers and the plants that Starbright happily provided for the students at Columbia, the performers were encased in the spirit of the evening. Later, they told us that our involvement with their event made their night feel like the celebratory success that it was and we couldn’t be happier to have been part of such an enchanted evening.

One of the traditions that we hold most dear at Starbright is being a good friend and neighbor to everyone in New York City. We were elated to be at this event at Columbia University and to be a part of the fabric of this amazing institution and all of the events that we eagerly participate in year round.

Starbright’s Sparkling New Website!

Sometimes there’s news at Starbright Floral Design that we just have to share! With great anticipation, we’re thrilled to announce that after many late nights and months of work behind the scenes, we’ve fully refreshed and enhanced our website to enchant you. We realize that updates about websites in NYC may not be what you’ve come to our blog to read about, so let us explain just a little bit what this means for you and why we’re overjoyed!

One of the most frequent concerns we’ve heard from our beloved friends and clients is that ordering flowers online can be a nightmare. Between the layout of the websites to the ability to find just the right type of floral composition, we understood this angst and wanted to be a leader in our industry in New York City to right this wrong.

We are incredibly proud of our refreshed website!
We are incredibly proud of our refreshed website!

It wasn’t easy! But, with our incredible team at Starbright, we were able to create what we humbly think is a beautiful website, worthy of sighing over with delight. We are excited to invite you to visit our new site and see how indulgent ordering flowers can be. Our graphics were created to be as alluring as our bouquets and we hope that you revel in this as an immersive experience.

Everyone at Starbright wanted to make sure that the website was easy to use and that favorite flowers were a breeze to find. We crafted specialty sections throughout the site, like our Autumn Collection that features all of the luxury seasonal florals that are overflowing in our flower and plant emporium.

Our Occasions menu at the top of the site makes finding an impeccable stunning floral composition to send your thoughts and feelings as easy as a *click* 1-2-3. Our Designer Collections includes our Cut Orchid Boutique which enhances every setting, the Ikebana Designs that has endless admirers and our Succulent Collection which is as intriguing as it is whimsical. We believe you’ll be inspired by the incredible flower and plant offerings that you may end up wanting to send them all, and of course we at Starbright will be ready to answer the call!

Our Designer Collections feature stunning floral and plant compositions.
Our Designer Collections feature stunning floral and plant compositions.

Starbright’s freshened site also prominently features our Weekly Flowers subscription service, which is when we visit you each week with a new, breathtaking bouquet that utterly compliments your decor. Sought after by our corporate clients and adored in private residences throughout Manhattan, we are elated to bring this service to your attention and would relish meeting with you for an initial consultation on how to embellish your space with flower blooms.

We would love for our Weekly Flowers program to brighten your spaces!
We would love for our Weekly Flowers program to brighten your spaces!

To celebrate this milestone, we are delighted to extend a 15% coupon that can be used through the end of the year to send all the flowers your heart desires. Just use the code CC16 at checkout and the 15% will be applied to your order!

We would love to hear what you think about Starbright’s new look. As always, you can reach us through social media, our website, replying to this email or giving us a ring at 212.229.1610. Everyone at Starbright is looking forward to hearing from you and in the meantime, we hope you have a fabulous time perusing our new and improved site!

Starbright Floral Design is a full-service florist located in Midtown NYC that has been brightening New York City for over two decades with flowers, plants and more.

It is our distinct pleasure to be of service to you in creating stunning floral compositions that will make you smile.

We are delighted to be able to carefully deliver each creation through our fleet of dedicated floral concierges in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

In NYC, where anything is possible, we offer same-day delivery for our friends and clients to ensure that when want to send your wishes with flowers, orchids, plants and so much more, we are there to answer the call.

We invite you to visit us online or in our store, which you will find is bursting with flowers and delight in being of service to you. We would be thrilled to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

212.229.1610

BOO-tiful Bouquets for Halloween!

If there’s one thing we know at Starbright Floral Design, it’s how to make a stunning statement with flowers and Halloween is no exception! We love getting into the Halloween spirit here in NYC and wanted to share some inspiration with you on how to use flowers, pumpkins and a few well-placed props to give your decor that pop that will make it look like it might go bump in the night…

Pumpkins and Halloween are perfect together. We strive to create an eerie elegance in our Halloween displays and pumpkins are a fantastic foil that allow us to do just that. Using them to enhance our floral compositions is one of our favorite ways to evoke that spooky spirit that everyone is searching for this time of year, in New York City and beyond.

The rich coloring of pumpkins provides a great background for flowers and greenery that we at Starbright relish. Lush succulents and king protea flowers brighten up this humble gourd and transform it into a festive Halloween centerpiece. We framed this pumpkin with harvest corn to evoke a nostalgic yet refined ambiance, wonderful for the autumn season.

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Twilight lavender calla lily flowers create a vivid exclamation point on our scary squash, while the draped succulents known as amaranthus give a creepy-crawly sensation as they ooze down the pumpkin’s side. A burst of color through the hypericum berries on the side evoke the orange of the pumpkin while making you wonder if they are poisoned or not.

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But not all pumpkins need to be scary! We carved one up to give it a friendly grin and added a mix of festive fall flowers including dahlias to give the jack o’lantern a perfect coif. Part of the elegance of this floral composition is hidden by the pumpkin itself, for a vase can be stored inside the pumpkin and filled with fresh water to keep your flowers looking fresher for much longer.

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At Starbright, we love to delight our clients with the unexpected and so we had a wonderful time building this luscious composition. We combined a traditional gourd with an eccentric one to highlight the unique attributes of the green squash. The fun sprays of verdant branches built heightened interest in this composition, with the succulents softening the entire look.

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One of our clients was looking for something to spook on sight and we had just the special visitor to liven up an otherwise friendly bouquet. A spray of mango toned calla lilies echoed the spiderwebs that wove their way through the flower composition of calla lilies and euphorbia. We’re sure that whoever received this bouquet was given quite a fright!

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Halloween is one of Starbright’s favorite times to feature whimsical components in our compositions to make a spooky statement. If you’ve carved your pumpkins and hung up the decorations but there’s still something missing, stop by our shop in Manhattan on Halloween. You’ll be able to find that missing floral masterpiece while seeing the staff of Starbright dressed up for the day. We’ll be giving away candy while we create chilling delights!

Starbright Helps “Petal It Forward” in NYC

On Wednesday, Starbright Floral Design was thrilled to be part of the second annual Petal It Forward, a pop-up, surprise event in Manhattan where 4,400 floral bouquets were given away in bunches of two, to delight commuters. One flower composition was for them to keep and the other was for them to “Petal It Forward” and gift it to someone whose day they wanted to brighten in NYC, whoever that might be. There’s nothing like the fresh beauty of flowers to make someone’s day!

Petal It Forward was organized by the Society of American Florists (SAF), which is the national trade association to the floral industry, representing all segments, including growers, wholesalers and florists, like Starbright. We are thrilled to have been a member of SAF for more than a decade and love working with them to enhance the community in New York City through wonderful events like this.

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Starbright’s team of “Happiness Ambassadors” for Petal It Forward.

Petal It Forward was inspired by research from Rutgers University which found that while 80 percent of people say flowers make them happy, 88 percent said that giving flowers to someone else makes them happy. Knowing that, Petal It Forward made many people’s day throughout NYC this week!

Starbright was honored to be asked to participate as “Happiness Ambassadors” in Petal it Forward — a role that we were only too delighted to fill. As Happiness Ambassadors, we gave away thousands of flowers from 7 AM – 11 AM in NYC, but we were up and getting ready since 4 AM, because we wanted to be fully prepared to make everyone in New York City smile! Everyone at Starbright was delighted to enjoy the morning with our fellow New Yorkers and see how happy they were to be the recipient of unexpected joy in their day.

Starbright delighted people passing by with beautiful bouquets.
Starbright delighted people passing by with beautiful bouquets.

While as Happiness Ambassadors we did our very best to brighten everyone’s day in Manhattan, it wasn’t just in NYC that Petal It Forward was taking place. In 225 cities in all 50 states, Petal It Forward was spreading happiness through 256 local events to shower the country in flowers. Starbright was thrilled to be part of this wonderful day.

Social media was abuzz with the the #petalitforward chatter and recipients posted photos of their beautiful flowers and the gifting of the other bouquet. This multiplying effect of being able to share the joy of beautiful flowers with others is one of our favorite things at Starbright, making Petal It Forward one of the most beloved events in our year.

The brightness of the flowers enhancing the dawning of a new day.
The brightness of the flowers enhancing the dawning of a new day.

We had a wonderful time with our friends from the SAF and everyone at Holland America Flowers who graciously donated the blooms to be used in New York City and the folks from Delaware Valley Floral Group, who arranged for the transportation of the thousands of flowers to Manhattan.

If we didn’t see you this year, we hope to next year! With Petal It Forward being such a success, plans are already underway for 2017 and we are looking forward to spreading joy and happiness throughout New York City once again.

Starbright Floral Design has been spreading beauty through blossoms in New York City and beyond for over two decades. It is our honor and delight to thrill you with breathtaking floral compositions each and everytime.

As a full-service florist with a sweeping emporium located in Chelsea, you’ll find that Starbright is overflowing with fresh flowers, orchids, plants and so much more.

We understand that sometimes the only way to convey your thoughts and wishes is through flowers, so we offer same-day delivery in Manhattan, all of New York City and beyond.

Our floral designers and innovators are some of the best in the business. Starbright is honored to have earned the nickname “The Official Florist of the City that Never Sleeps” by over 200 concierges throughout NYC. We love to live up to that sobriquet by always going above and beyond for our friends and clients by ensuring that each floral bouquet is a magnificent creation.

We would be delighted if you visited us online or in our store and would love to make your floral dreams come true!

Warm regards from all of us at Starbright, “The Official Florist of the City That Never Sleeps”.

Flowers, Festivals and Celebrations – It is what we do!

Starbright Floral Design

140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001

212.229.1610