Design Diary: Carrie’s Floral Lab

picture-10This morning I made a little field trip up to Lynn to check out the studio/loft of floral designer Carrie Chang of Floral Lab. (So that’s where Wonderland is.) In addition to working with traditional fresh flowers, Carrie creates arrangements and floral sculptures using preserved flowers. No, not dried flowers, preserved. The flowers are grown in eco-conscious conditions in South America, then treated so they last for about a year. They feel good, almost like fresh, not at all like dried, and the colors are fantastic.She’s the first one to bring these interesting blossoms to the U.S. Apparently they’re all the rage in Japan and Europe. (Carrie herself hails from Hong Kong. Check out her brother Gary Chang’s Hong Kong apartment in “24 Rooms Tucked Into One” in the NYT.) Here are some shots from her space, as well as images from her portfolio.



Author: StyleCarrot

Marni Elyse Katz is a design writer and editor who lives in Boston and Cape Cod with her husband, two sons, and a cat. She blogs about design at

5 thoughts on “Design Diary: Carrie’s Floral Lab”

  1. Wow, these are amazing. I want I want I want!!! And I totally remember her brother’s apartment– what a creative pair.

  2. Hey I think her designs are beautiful and hope people can spread the word about her work. I met her on exchange street at a local deli and her prices are so reasonable for what she creates, going to buy some arrangements for my home first! =)

  3. thanks marisol,

    you are so kind! we are moving our design studio back to downtownboston on march 1st 2010, a nicer and double size loft of our current studio, almost 2,000 sq.ft.!!!
    this vday or vweek (feb 8 to feb 13), will be our final fresh flower bouquets sales at charlies junction deli, stop by and pick your favorite fl bouquet; when we move to the city, we are focus on preserved flowers and event.

    carrie chang
    floral designer @ floral lab

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