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Local floral designer, Posh Petals, ups the ante on elegance with new West Side digs





With wedding season finally drawing to a  close, floral design company Posh Petals is finally finding time to celebrate the grand opening of its new 3,000-square-foot retail space at 806 Bridge St. NW with a ribbon cutting ceremony Nov. 16 at 9:30 a.m. 

Though Posh Petals began moving into the space back in July, owner Elizabeth Schenk said the wedding season kept her 10-person staff too busy for any kind of formal celebration. Now, however, Schenk, her employees and the community will have a chance to celebrate the relocation from the original shop at 2150 Plainfield Ave., which the owner says ended up being a “blessing in disguise.” 

“The building was sold and so we needed to relocate,” says Schenk, who opened on Plainfield Avenue in the former Roxy Theater building in fall 2014. “It was a blessing in disguise because we had outgrown our old space anyway, and it just made more sense to relocate.” 

With a range of services that include everything from floral design and event planning/design for weddings, corporations, and non-profits, Posh Petals also serves walk-in customers, hosts parties and group gatherings, and offers design classes and workshops, like its upcoming Thanksgiving centerpiece class on Nov. 22 and annual wreath decorating class on Dec. 6. 

“Our (classes) are more like a workshop…The way we design is just being artistic and creative and letting the flowers speak for themselves, so we try to instruct people about that,” says Schenk, who became enamoured with floral design in college. “I got into it because in college I just started working at a greenhouse, and I just fell in love with the floral design.” 

With almost 1,000 additional square feet in her new space, Schenk says she loved the new space as a blank slate and used the opportunity to add a bit of maturity to the Posh Petals aesthetic with vintage tin ceilings, custom-built design tables and cooler, and an open floor plan that features large windows along the entire facade of the building, 

“I love that it was a blank canvas. The walls are ivory; the floor is light grey. It’s a big, huge, open space; we could separate each area and customize it and it’s just really clean,” Schenk says. “Our old space we really had a fun, shabby chic look going on but this space still has that older look, but with a more elegant twist to it. We kept everything really simple, pretty and romantic.”

Visit Posh Petals on Facebook or online for more information on services, class schedules, and online ordering. 

Written by Anya Zentmeyer, Development News Editor
Images courtesy of Amanda Montgomery/Arrae Photography


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