Down by the River Florals
Bespoke Floral Design & Styling
Down by the river florals is run by me, Lisa Marie Grigsby, a floral artist based in Falmouth, Cornwall.
With a background in lifestyle photography and styling for Cornish artists and brands, my love of flowers kept growing leading me to train at the renowned Tallulah Rose Flower School in Bath and onto start hosting my first seasonal workshops. My interwoven skills provide a unique creative flair with intentional use of foliage and textures reminiscent of a childhood spent in the English countryside and an affinity with the Cornish coastline.
I use seasonal and local blooms wherever possible as well as providing a focus on being foam and plastic free. To me, sustainable practice really matters and coupled with an organic and natural approach to styling, I aim for my designs to encompass a mindful and honest ethos.
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– Okakura Kakuzo
“Happiness held is the seed; happiness shared is the flower.”
– John Harrigan
Here at Down by the river florals we were asked by the wonderful Cornish brand Nomads Clothing to share our idea’s for eco-friendly wrapping ideas this Christmas... There are many ways to wrap your presents in lovely ways whilst still being mindful of the environment....
We were asked by the team at Tom Raffield, an inspirational local furniture designer to create a tutorial for a natural wreath... Using dried materials we created a beautiful wreath that will be long lasting and work well displayed on a shelf, hung on a wall, or as a...
I was asked by the lovely Cornish clothing brand Nomads Clothing to share a tutorial for making a festive wreath, the following blog is what I created for them...I’m wearing the Jacquard knit tunic dress, Long pocket cardi in gold & 100 denier tights in burgundy...
‘Lisa was so dedicated to every little detail that we envisioned for our special day. The designs she came up with for each arrangement were perfect and exactly what we had asked for. She made sure that we had our chosen flowers in our colour scheme and if they weren’t in season then she found an amazing alternative. I can’t imagine the amount of time and intricate work she must have taken to carry out so much work for our special day and with her warm and kind nature she made us always feel at ease. Thank you so much Lisa, we highly recommend Down by the river florals!’
Phoebe & Sam
‘I came along today as I’d read about crafting as an alternative to meditation – I find meditation really difficult. Macrame worked for me today, I’ve found my meditation.
‘Lovely teaching style, setting and company! Really enjoyable few hours’
‘Lovely little workshop in a great setting. The teaching made sense and simple take homes will be very handy! Lovely morning learning a new skill! Lovely people and place!
‘Thank you! Lovely morning – you have been very patient, clear and kind. Lovely flowers on offer and lovely cake too!’