MEET ALLISON COOPER
Inspired by my grandmothers' gardens, cut flowers and garden competitions on the south island of New Zealand, I have always had a deep love for flowers and their ability to transform mood, emotion and environment.
It's no surprise that I found my way to the Flower District of New York City shortly after moving to the USA. After a former career in journalism, the United Nations and international relations, I finally pursued my dream and studied floral design in London.
I design for private clients in the Litchfield Hills area of Connecticut as well as those in Manhattan, New York.
I prioritize the use of seasonal, domestic flowers and greenery, buying from local growers in the Tri-State area first. Further afield domestically when necessary and from the flower markets in Holland during the coldest months of the year when little grows on the north east coast of the USA.
I avoid floral foam whenever possible. Rather, arranging into hand tied designs, loose vase designs and wire for a more structured aesthetic.