Studio tour: Poppies & Posies part 2

Name: Sierra Yaun & Juliet Totten
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Company: Poppies & Posies

What do you do? We're floral and event designers.  We design every aspect of events from the flowers to the menus.  We really do it all!

What is your aesthetic? Our aesthetic is contemporary rustic. We love sourcing vintage and antique elements to use along side more modern elements in our designs.

How does your studio style convey your professional aesthetic? Our studio is an eclectic mix of old and new. We found some amazing salvaged wood to hang as shelving throughout the space. It now houses a plethora of antique items such as bottles, apothecary jars, cameras, and tins. We added a newly upholstered couch, that Juliet designed the fabric for, and some beautiful linen curtains to drape our windows.

Favorite part of your studio? Our favorite part of our studio is probably our huge work table. We found it at a local flea market and are in love with all of its dings and bruises; they're a real reminder that it's had a whole history before coming to settle in our space.  Now we're adding a few marks of our own.

Where do you go for inspiration? We find inspiration in the funniest things. Sometimes we'll be strolling through the farmers market and create a whole design based off of some amazing piece of fruit we've picked up. We're both from New England and love to also get out of the city to regroup and feel inspired.

What tool do you use in your business that you can’t live without? Cutting shears/ipod speakers.

Is there anything you’d upgrade to? A larger studio with tons of closet space to hold all of our props and vases.

Anything else we should know? We've recently become obsessed with Bahn Mi Vietnamese sandwiches!  We think they are the perfect nosh for a long work day.

[images from Jen Huang Photography]