Businesswoman and Master Floral Designer, Petal Harvill of Petal Companies LLC, has brought a refreshing twist to the world of event decor and planning.
With her innovative presentations of floral designs and décor, Petal is known for bringing the desired energy and ambiance to any event.
||"My design approach is to present something new and visually fascinating, and at the same time, maintain a sense of nature."
“Flowers have secret access to the core of our souls, and in that core is found happiness.” This simple expression forms the foundation of Petal’s vision and inspiration. Internationally recognized as a Master Floral Designer with expertise in event personalization, Petal’s talent extends throughout the disciplines of floral artistry. Petal specializes in innovative and creative floral compositions for resort interiors, corporate events, weddings, receptions, and social occasions of every variety. Her hands-on, personal approach is endearing to the client who will quickly appreciate her planning, designing and creating the perfect ‘expression of nature’ for their event. Always ready to take on new challenges, Petal invites the opportunity to display her unique talent in new and exciting productions.
Petal’s influence stems from her childhood days with her mom, a design guru with a passion for flowers. “Color palates, placement, and balance were common, everyday concepts that were stressed throughout my childhood.” In pursuit of her vision, Petal soon earned an MBA and began her training in floral designs, which involved world travels and international studies in floral, fashion and color trends, gift and design concepts. To cultivate her visual sense for the latest design trends, special attention is given to the European design culture. Training and later instructing at L’ecole des Fleurs (The School of Flowers) in Paris and attendance at shows such as Maison & Objet (Home Décor and Trends Show, Paris) contribute to the latest cutting-edge designs she brings to her clients.
Diversifying her style, Petal has also studied and practiced Japanese floral design, Ikebana, in Tokyo, Japan and other Asian styles from the Far East. Rounding out her floral education, Petal is a graduate of the highly acclaimed Rittners School of Floral Design in Cambridge, MA.
Petal believes her art has simple purpose, to arouse appreciation of fine floral, and, perhaps even more, curiosity and dreams of the exotic. Her design mantra is “strive for natural elegance.” She focuses on expression, simplicity and color. “My design approach is to present something new, visually fascinating and at the same time maintain a sense of nature to enjoy the simple pleasures of beauty. I try to incorporate elements of the outdoors when possible. Floral designs should invoke a sense of tranquility and feeling “alive” within observers; floral beauty is a dedication to the art of living.”