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About Us

The Floral Design Lab is the brainchild of Melissa Varnavelias. 

Melissa has been in the floral industry for 24 years. After obtaining her associates degree in Horticulture, from SUNY Morrisvilleshe worked in flower Shops in NY &  CT.  In 2008 she opened her own event studio, Stylish Blooms.  


The Floral Design Lab was created out of a need for new faces and fresh talent in the floral industry. Designers and support staff have become harder to find every year.  Melissa wanted an innovative way to train the next wave of budding floral designers to fulfill this growing need. 

Being able to learn in a setting outside of a flower shop allows our designers to practice their new skills and explore their style.  

Our classes will leave each student designer with the knowledge

they need to continue to be creative and the experience needed

to enter the floral industry


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