You voted, and the winners are…
We hope you had the opportunity to experience Rooms in Bloom this weekend and vote for your favorite floral arrangement. Hill-Stead is thrilled to announce the winners of the first annual Joyce E. Coughlin Floral Design Award, recognizing the top two floral designs YOU selected at Rooms in Bloom. Thank you to Scot Coughlin and David Kesselman, for so generously making this award possible!
First Place $1,500
Kathleen Schwartz Flower Design
Kathleen Schwartz presented “There’s a Wedding at Hill-Stead,” arrangements inspired by envisioning a Pope-Riddle family wedding. She imagined flower girls with ruffled dresses and ribbons and flowers in their hair. She placed a small circlet of flowers resting on a tray on the settee below Mary Cassatt’s painting, a flower arrangement in a footed compote on the dresser, two smaller arrangements flanking the clock over the mantel, and an informal bunch of flowers in the bathroom.
Kathleen Schwartz Flower Design focuses on the botanical beauty of stems, petals, foliage, buds, branches, berries, fruits and greens, artfully arranged to bring sensory pleasure to the experience. Their passion and intent are with local flowers, from seed to centerpiece, and the designs from nature they inspire.
Second Place $500
Haworth’s Flowers & Gifts
Kirsten Havelevitch and Sue Albair from Haworth’s in Farmington perfectly captured the masculine hues of Hill-Stead’s First Library with two gorgeous designs. Haworth’s Flowers & Gifts, LLC is a 4th generation florist located in the heart of the Farmington Village.
Special thanks to Christine Petit of Le Petit Studio for photographing Rooms in Bloom