Starbright Floral Design counts itself lucky in that we have so many stellar floral designers who have joined our growing team over our more than 20 years in providing the best and brightest blooms for New York City. Nsombi Woodson is one of those gifted designers and she has some incredible ideas for decadent holiday decor to share with all of our friends in NYC!
Based in Manhattan and with over 16 years of experience, Nsombi excels at creating gorgeous floral creations. Nsombi’s draws her inspiration from the lush outdoors, loving to incorporate some whimsy and playfulness with her NYC floral decor that leaves everyone wanting more.
Nsombi’s professional background includes extensive experience in the event world in New York City. Her floral creations for Starbright reflect her ability to create beauty out of seemingly disparate objects, bringing them together to create harmony and a lasting impression.
Nsombi prefers to work with Dutch flowers. Holland flowers are of the highest quality and while there are blooms that cost less from other parts of the world, nobody can even come close to the quality of flowers that come from Holland.
Having joined the Starbright team in Manhattan almost two years ago, Nsombi has some wonderful ideas on how to make sure your holiday decor pops. A favorite design tip that Nsombi uses time and time again in NYC is to seek out unusual vessels for your flowers. By using unexpected items, like a water pitcher or gravy dishes, you’ll delight your New York City guests and make a lovely visual impact.
One of Nsombi’s favorite elements to add to holiday decor are bunches of herbs. Surprising, economical and delicious in scent, herbs can be grouped together in bunches and scattered throughout your home. Nsombi recommends using rosemary or mint on the dinner table to create a festive and fragrant ambiance.
In speaking of scents, Nsombi recommends staying away from overly strong floral fragrances at the dinner table in Manhattan. Instead of placing aromatic flowers like paperwhites where there will be feasting in NYC, maybe keep them in a powder room so the scent doesn’t interfere with the food.
Nsombi noticed that sometimes, in the quest to bring beauty to a setting, New Yorkers will over-complicate their floral arrangements. Keeping flowers simple and elegant, like having one bloom in a tea cup, scattered throughout your Manhattan home, will allow the charm of the decor to shine through.
Another way to add a stunning element to your holiday decor is by bringing the outside…in! Try to find some tree branches, tree bark, evergreen clipping from your Christmas tree or pinecones and arranging them around your home. For extra sparkle, consider layering these items with a dusting of gold or glitter spray paint (but make sure to do so outside!).
There are other ways to enliven your holiday decor in New York City that are fun and fast to do. Adding faux snow — or “flocking” as it’s know in the NYC floral industry — to create a wintery look is an easy ways to heighten the drama without breaking the bank.
No matter your decision on flowers for the holidays, Nsombi urges everyone in Manhattan for the holidays and beyond, to always seek out the finest quality of flowers like those we are thrilled to have in at Starbright’s flower and plant emporium. If you stop by, you may even be lucky enough to meet Nsombi in person! We hope to see you soon and from our family at Starbright to yours, we hope you are having a wonderful holiday season.
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”.
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Starbright Floral Design
140 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10001