JUST IN TIME FOR MOTHER’S DAY, MIAMI-BASED LAIMIS PEREZ, FOUNDER AND PRINCIPAL DESIGNER OF MATTY’S FLORAL DESIGN, SHARES HOW SHE TURNS FLOWERS INTO ART.
Laimis Perez, Founder and Lead Designer of Matty’s Floral Design PHOTO BY BLISSFUL HAZE PHOTOGRAPHY
The art of floristry is a delicate skill that helps make our world a little more beautiful. While there are plenty of artists who excel at their craft, few have such a keen eye for detail as Laimis Perez, Miami-based founder and lead designer of Matty’s Floral Design (@mattysdesign). Known for her impressive arrangements that require very little guidance from the consumer side, you can find the young entrepreneur’s flowers in the homes of some of Miami’s most established residents, event tablescapes and high-end boutiques. range in the chic boutiques of Bal Harbour.
Rose Gold Posh arrangement, part of her Mother’s Day collection. PHOTO BY BLISSFUL HAZE PHOTOGRAPHY
“The most important factor that I try to achieve in each of my creations is elegance, regardless of the style of arrangement, the color palette or the person who will receive them,” notes Perez. “Elegance is the number one priority and what I believe defines my work. When it comes to my annual Mother’s Day collection, I’ve always tried to design something that mothers don’t expect to receive. in a floral arrangement. I steer clear of colorful flowers and opt for softer tones that would feel warm and cozy like a mother’s love for her child.
As someone who doesn’t have the eye for design that Perez possesses, I often advise her to design what she deems best with little guidance, confident that whatever she delivers will exceed my expectations.
Perez’s arrangements focus on elegance and seasonal blooms that result in striking creations PHOTO BY BLISSFUL HAZE PHOTOGRAPHY
“One of my clients’ all-time favorites so far has been the Rose Gold Posh featuring my favorite rose, Quicksand, in a mirrored vase (pictured left),” Perez says. “This design will also be featured in this year’s collection, but with a twist in the vase. Bringing unique flowers to mothers is by far my favorite event every year and the one I look forward to the most.