Living with Flowers
Fresh flowers bring a home to life, providing a vital link to nature and the changing seasons.

Meet our Stylists


Sandra Kaminski

 

Educated in New Zealand and England, Sandra now lives in Auckland with husband Andrew and two sons Zachary and Alexander.

Her early career focussed on fashion sales, marketing and merchandising, but her discerning eye for colour, design and texture together with her talent for creating beautiful settings with everyday items, established a loyal fan base during her nine years as a stylist at New Zealand House and Garden magazine.

Sandra has recently combined her love of flowers, fabrics and entertaining, and her mantra of “living life beautifully” and produced a range of stylish, sophisticated paper products and party supplies, all aimed at taking entertaining to the next level.

Sandra’s work has been featured in numerous magazines throughout Europe, UK, US and Australia. Her first book, Living Life Beautifully published by Penguin in 2006, sold in both Australia and New Zealand and her London agent (Interior Archive) continues to sell her images to clients throughout the world.

 

Check out Sandra's website at www.sandrakaminski.co.nz


 

Claudia Kozub


Claudia has been a stylist for a number of years specialising in interior styling (property dressing, visual merchandising, and magazine styling) as well as wedding and event styling.

“When styling photo shoots for magazines I find using flowers gives my work life and dimension. I use them for inspiration and to help set a scene. People associate different flowers with different styles, for example sweet peas and hydrangeas might suggest a romantic, old fashioned look while large glossy leaves and orchids evoke a tropical theme. As a stylist, flowers are an essential tool that I couldn’t work without.”

Check out Claudia's blog at www.styleetcnz.blogspot.com


 

Carolyn Haslett

Carolyn Haslett’s career spans over two decades and sees her working on both sides of the camera as both a make-up / hair / set stylist as well as an photographer. Carolyn’s work is much sought after by leading fashion and bridal publications for her romantic, lavish images which regularly feature fresh flowers.

“I love working with fresh flowers, they’re a wonderful way to enhance a setting and naturally suggest a mood. Fresh, seasonal flowers add an extra dimension to my images.”

Check out Carolyn’s website www.carolynhaslett.co.nz

 

Fiona Hill

Fiona’s work as a stylist comes from a background as a floral designer, professional florist, design author, a tutor and as a retailer.

 

“I love to show people that flowers, no matter what their budget, can bring a room alive instantly. They transform interiors with their natural beauty. I also like to mix bought flowers with garden or roadside picked foliage, and modest natural gathered treasures like weeds and seeds. I enjoy using flowers that suit a location, occasion or theme and not thinking of them in isolation. They should complement their surroundings.”