Sometimes, it takes learning who you aren’t in order to realize who you are. Such was the case with Kaylyn Hewitt. A couple years ago, she moved from Texas to Boston, MA for graduate school. Kaylyn quickly realized, however, that she simply wasn’t meant to be a student any longer. It wasn’t “her” anymore. For a while she was admittedly a bit aimless, not sure where her true passion lied. Then one day it hit her: she should be a florist.
As a child she was fascinated by flowers, sketching vines in the margins of her notebooks, and running through patches of buds on her parents’ land. As she tumbled around and played, she’d dream of opening her own flower shop, never sure if it’d ever become a reality. After leaving student Kaylyn behind, florist Kaylyn was finally able to give her dream a shot. With all the gusto that comes with newfound passion, she transformed her tiny apartment into a floral cooler and began assembling gorgeous floral arrangements for her friends. And so 1956blooms was born.
Since then, the business has taken off. It’s been such a success, in fact, Kaylyn has been able to move headquarters out of her apartment and into this open-concept, exposed-brick building in Allston, MA. It was a blank canvas when Kaylyn’s team took it over, and ever since move-in day she’s been particular about how the space is decorated. For example, she’s opted for large wooden tables and minimal furniture in order to keep the space uncluttered and to inspire collaboration. This simple and clean look also allows her arrangements to take center stage. They’re peppered throughout and add a touch of color to the studio’s streamlined aesthetic.
Kaylyn realizes how much of an impact a visually-stimulating workspace can have on her design associates. She takes the team’s happiness so seriously, that she has worked alongside the designers at Havenly to add some final touches that make the space sing. Floral artwork, a seating area, wallpaper and shelving do just that. Keep a lookout for the eye-catching wallpaper in particular as you take the tour. After peeking inside, I think you’ll agree that the space itself may be the only thing that can hold a candle to the beautiful arrangements that are made there. Enjoy! —Garrett