The Floral Decorator is a boutique florist hidden away in the heart of Erkineville in Sydney’s inner west. With a team of dedicated, creative, passionate florists, working with you to create and design one-off floral designs, from a wide range of hand selected seasonal flowers.
The store is led by Kelly Thomas, who started her Flower Journey at the tender age of 15 in Melbourne, where she was very fortunate to work with and learn from wonderful, passionate open-hearted people. Her journey into the world of florals took her to Europe and to discover a whole new world where magic happened. Working under masters in Germany, designers in London, and Parisian front-liners, she learned respect for flowers, appreciation for style and watching an event unfold. From the flower markets to composing and watching a room come to life with a design theme and a talented passionate team, it was a whirlwind experience that is still with her today.
Upon returning from Europe, Kelly made home in Sydney’s Inner west, with a small studio workroom in Newtown.
In 2000 an opportunity arose and with $1000 borrowed for a shop fit out, it was a perfect time to follow her dreams and to open her first store in Erskineville village, and the shop has continued to blossom and thrive since.
As a proud and culturally active Wurundjeri women, it has allowed her to stay connected to country and mother nature.
“It’s a privilege that I honor with great respect that I work amongst this countries offerings. I feel blessed and guided by my ancestors.”
Flowers are an integral part of all of life’s big moments. From celebrating the birth of new life to condolences, from graduation, birthdays, engagements and weddings, working with an experienced florist with a passion for providing a stunning bouquet to your unique needs and tastes can make all the difference and make that special occasion all the more memorable!