by Kristina Steunenberg
Minim Designs specializes in conscious, nature-inspired florals for weddings and events throughout the Okanagan. Local pop-ups for flower holidays like Mother’s Day or Easter are a regular occurrence and special commissions or installations are welcome.
Kristina, founder of Minim Designs, currently operates out of her home-based studio in Summerland, BC. The studio, though not open to the public, is set in the garden beside her cutting patch and wild, Oudolf-inspired, perennial plantings.
At Minim Designs, we place a high focus on being environmentally responsible and honouring our natural landscape. This means that we only work with locally grown flowers - from the cutting patch, from Okanagan farmers and supplemented by surrounding BC farmers. This also means that we work with the seasons and do our best to appreciate each type of flower while they are in season. We do not use floral foam and all our products+packaging are either compostable, recyclable or reusable. Every year we challenge ourselves to make positive changes towards having a more responsible business and we hope this will have a positive effect in our industry.
Our style and artistry seeks to honour the authentic and ephemeral beauty of nature and the seasons. Drawn to the wildness of local grasses and interesting textures, you will always find curious elements in our loose and thoughtful designs. We hope that our designs will capture you for a moment, to notice the small, beautiful details in each stem and take that with you through your day. Perhaps you will notice the wild poppies growing in the alley or the determined explosion grass growing in a cement crack and begin to search for nature’s beauty all around you.
Thank you for being here. Don’t forget to slow down and notice nature’s beauty,
Photo by Iannone Photography