Friday, April 17, 2009

MEET HANNAH: Lead Floral Designer

Introducing our lead designer, Hannah Koo. From an early age, Hannah has always had a greater appreciation for the arts. She found her beginnings in the art of painting, which led to sculpture, and eventually developed into jewelry making. Today, she is a committed floral designer and uses her creative background in Fine Arts to design unique, art-inspired creations.


Design has always come easily to Hannah. Surrounded by creative parents, her love for colors and flowers grew as she watched her father further his career as a landscape artist, while her mom enjoyed a profession in the field of floral design. "Color and nature simply makes me happy" she says. "I truly believe that flowers have an ability to brighten your day."

Hannah received her B.A. in Studio Art from the University of California, Irvine and gained additional expertise from the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she specialized in abstract/expressionist painting and sculpture. Soon after graduating, she took on a job at Trellis Florist where she spent many years training and expanding her skills in floral design. In addition to working in the floral industry, she also launched her own jewelry line, Hannah Koo Designs, where she handcrafts each and every individual piece.


After many years of working at high end floral boutiques in West Los Angeles, she decided to move down south to the coast of Laguna Beach, and landed upon a quaint shop called De La Rose, where she can be found working as their Lead Designer. Please stop in to visit her at our charming little boutique on Glenneyre Street, where she can help you with all your floral needs. She will custom create each piece unique to your individual character.