This Naples Floral Designer Looks To Victorian Art For Inspiration


Woman holding red flowers

Spreading love through flowers is Elaine Muller’s goal, and she has done just that with her Naples-based shop, Jardin Floral Design, for the past five years.

Not a big follower of trends, Muller’s arrangements draw their inspiration from European style, particularly modern Victorian paintings, which she says are “great inspiration for flowers, colors and movement.” But trend follower or not, she does let the seasons dictate the blooms she selects for her arrangements.

With the change of season, she has been focusing on mixing year-round favorites like roses and hydrangeas with popular winter blooms such as boldly colored amaranth and daisy-like anemones. “I personally love the magnificence of cymbidium orchids balanced with the simplicity of hellebores,” Muller says.