Flowers in the Foyer, a charismatic floral and gifts shop, situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, is the creative arena in which Hermien, Alida and their professional team of floral artists work.
Hermien announced: “I want to work with flowers!” and her concept from the first moment was fresh and exciting … Her first location, the entrance hall to the Dorp Street Gallery presented her with the name Flowers in the Foyer. Soon bigger premises had to be found as the team’s boundless creativity made customers come back with smiles and great expectations.
Today Flowers in the Foyer blooms in a charming old house, 13 Drostdy Street, opposite Stellenbosch’s historical Dutch Reformed Church. What started off as a spontaneous decision, with an investment of R120.00 for a pair of scissors, a bucket and a bunch of flowers, is now a flourishing and imaginative business with partner Alida, the other half of Flowers in the Foyer.
From daily retail and sending clients on their way with small designer bouquets and gifts, to the execution of sought after floral décor for weddings and events, with the emphasis on creativity and originality, it all falls in their range. They take great interest in small, intimate affairs, majestic and flamboyant events as well as everything in between, sometimes working closely with top wedding coordinators in the industry.
They combine the unusual, exploring, identifying and interpreting the customer’s thoughts and wishes. Their touch is individual, often daring, always interesting and aesthetically extremely pleasing.
Their love for nature is evident in their work as this is where they draw their inspiration from. Experimenting with seeds, pods and twigs, adding flowers from the simplest uncultivated veld treasures to the most exotic blooms available on the market, usually results in a form of rare artistry and beauty.
Flowers in the Foyer breathe their zest for life, their creative spirit and sense of fun…