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ABOUT US

 

KATIE BARCLAY

Oh hi there! I'm Katie, creative director behind Little Leaf Florals, Mum to Zoe and Noah, wife to Rob and living blissfully in chaotic love with my wee family north of Auckland.

I am a perfectionist, keen world wanderer and a self confessed coffee addict. My souls desire is to create. Let me give you a little insight to the beginning of it all.

I was always a dreamer. From the youngest age a wild soul. Testing boundaries - endlessly. I grew up in a small village just outside Worcestershire in England.

Surrounded by country lanes and fields upon fields of long golden grass. I lived to explore and explore it all. Thinking back, I suppose it was during this time that my love for nature, my love for floristry was born. I emigrated to New Zealand in 2004 with my family. We moved smack bang into the middle of nowhere out in Matarau, Whangarei. The rest of my childhood and teenage years were spent creating, exploring the farm and discovering this new country we grew to love as home. I left school and joined the Royal New Zealand Airforce - please don't ask me why as it is the most awkward career choice that I could have made for my personality! But anyway, I did it and it wasn't all a waste of time as it reinforced my organisational skills and I met my clown of a husband, Rob. The beginning of my career as a Stylist and Florist began whilst planning our own wedding. I loved it that much that I quit my job and began my training in event management and design. Along the way I have worked with, who I deem to be, some of the industries best- and viola! Here we are!

THE FLORAL STUDIO

The appreciation that we have for nature here at Little Leaf Florals inspires our floristry style. Naturally drawn to soft, earthy tones we create beautiful, romantic designs. That being said, we are daring and creative and are certainly not afraid of incorporating a punch of colour. We believe that if used correctly, colour injects personality and flair.