jump to navigation

Elegantly Foraged January 25, 2011

Posted by lilabdesign in Inspiration, Styling.
Tags: , , , , ,
add a comment

 

Photo by Holly Stewart Photography. Hair + Make up by Dawn Sutti.

Flowers & Styling Collaboration by Lila B. Design.

Advertisements

Welcome to town Harry & David October 31, 2010

Posted by lilabdesign in Events.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment


With a Fall Orchard as our theme we helped set scene on the sidewalk of San Francisco’s Union Square.

Welcome to town Harry & David! Open less than two weeks, their store — looks fabulous. Pears? You ask yes, they really are worth drooling over….

Installing huge happy fall flowers on the busy sidewalk: Oh so gratifying! Passers-by ogled. We smiled ear to ear.

Thanks to Todd at On the Mark Promotions for organizing this event and Sophie de Lignerolles for these photos.

What Grows? July 26, 2010

Posted by lilabdesign in urban garden.
Tags: , , , , ,
add a comment

Blooming favorites from our very own growing grounds known as ‘The Lot Garden’.

‘City Grown’ flowers and their fabulous June 2010 photos taken by Lila B’s Sophie de Lignerolles.

Explosions of Pink July 2, 2010

Posted by lilabdesign in Events.
Tags: , , , ,
add a comment

A recent collaboration with Blueprint Studios resulted in bursts of pink. Held at the Westin St. Francis and symbolizing San Francisco’s own Ghirardelli Square ~ these flowers evoked feelings of strawberry ice cream sundaes and they even made us drool a bit.  

May your weekend be filled with sweet bursts of color.

Photos (2 ) thanks to the talented  Carmen Holt Photography & (1)  Jeannie Choe.

Wrapped in Glass June 4, 2010

Posted by lilabdesign in Inspiration.
Tags: , , ,
add a comment

We just read the NY Times article about terrariums  ~ wow, they are IN! If you are itchin’ for just one more idea of what you can do at your home check out the terrarium in the photo above.

Interior design by Gil Mendez ~ glass container by Roost ~ organically filled by Sophie at Lila B. Design with plants from Succulent Gardens.

photo by www.macdonaldphoto.com

So many from our Lot April 28, 2010

Posted by lilabdesign in urban garden.
Tags: , , , , ,
2 comments

Lila B’s City Grown flowers with  touch of other locals ~ held in a handmade twig vase.

Favorites from the Lot Garden: The Smoke Tree or Cotinus Coggygria April 28, 2010

Posted by lilabdesign in urban garden.
Tags: , , , , ,
add a comment

Why we love it: The plumes of this plant make a sublime and elegant statement- providing incredibly smokey focal pieces in floral arrangements, while the leaves make perfect boutonniere backings.

You may not know: The root and the stem of this magical plant were traditionally cultivated for a vibrant yellow-orange dye.

What makes it ideal for the lot garden: This plant is not only beautiful… but very hardy.  It is quite happy in a large pot and made cheerful by a trim now and again.   The chartreuse variety stays vibrant and green, providing shade throughout the summer.

Tips for growing your own: Don’t add too much water and be sure there is fast drainage.  Watering can be infrequent and direct sun can be minimal.

Succulents and fine-crafted metal? Organically-green and blacksmithing? We think so. February 4, 2010

Posted by lilabdesign in Uncategorized.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,
add a comment

Come out February 3rd-February 5th to Design San Francisco, an event with speakers, discussions, and showrooms waiting to invigorate and inspire the design-inclined.  Bonus: Visit Murray’s Iron Works and you can admire how some crafty Lila B. Design arrangements partner with custom furniture designs!

Fine designs brought alive with living landscapes

We were given the liberty to enliven the old world elegance of Murray’s Iron Works (known for producing some of the finest custom-made iron furniture and lighting available anywhere in the world) with succulent landscapes and select local blooms. Join us there at 3pm on Thursday to learn about custom furniture design from Gil Mendez, an accomplished designer with Murray’s Iron Works that we love.  Mendez will lead a lively discussion tracing the design process from conceptual sketch to fabrication drawing from many years of experience.

Let the blacksmithing begin!

On the Tables of Saison: Bountiful-Local February 1, 2010

Posted by lilabdesign in Uncategorized.
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
add a comment

If you were to wander to the side of Stable Cafe, just past a shipping container topped with a garden grown by yours truly, you will find Saison.  Saison (French for season) is a reservations-only restaurant that opens its doors on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Saison Floral Centerpiece

 evenings to serve the locally sourced menu of Executive Chef Joshua Skenes with the discerning and cultivated wine pairings of Sommelier Mark Bright. The feel is secret supper club meets informed elegance.  The experience is one of both intimacy and invitation: the tables are small and candle-lit while the kitchen is open and guests can be a part of the culinary magic with wine in hand.

On Good Feet January 23, 2010

Posted by lilabdesign in Uncategorized.
Tags: ,
add a comment

Lila B. Design has started the new year with our best foot forward… and yes it is totally-unmistakeably GREEN! 

It is official from head to toe… and we are super proud that we have met the stringent requirements of the San Francisco Green Business Program!  The award is for conserving resources and preventing pollution while working to create a more sustainable San Francisco by being mindful of our:   

  • Waste Reduction
  • Energy Conservation
  • Water Conservation
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Staff Education 

So, so thrilled to be GREEN!