Oh Flora Studio / Tanya Shaw

That time I literally teared up from the beauty I saw at the International Rose Test Garden, Portland Oregon.  ^

Hey!  I'm Tanya.  I love more than anything; dogs, travelling, flowers  (oh, what a surprise!), the perfectly shaped stem, margaritas, tacos & my partner Matteo.   The beach/ocean/sea or any form of salt water is my absolute happy place that speaks to my soul & I must go often. 
I'm slightly obsessed with design, natural textiles & I'm a wannabe house flipper (one day), although after about 10 minutes of painting a wall, I realise why people hire in the experts!
 I love country, folk & jazz music.. well actually anything besides 'screamo'.
I dream of living by the ocean and travelling around the world designing the most fabulous & authentic weddings & events imaginable.  
And lastly, yes I am aware that photo of me is slightly daggy, but sometimes that's me and I like it. 

I grew up all over New South Wales & Queensland before my family finally settled on the Far North Coast of NSW in my early teen years.   At 21 I had one of those 'what am I doing with my life moment' (I feel like anyone can relate!  And yes, I still have them.) ...  following that, one thing led to another,  and I was moving to Sydney, in love and starting my dream business - Oh Flora. 

When it comes to my design work, I'm a big believer in taking cues from nature and incorporating seasonal beauty into my floral design.  My creative direction designs often includes floral & natural elements along with inspiration from travels, photography, art and fashion - and right now, I'm obsessing over 70's vibes!   I love to create an experience for my client and their guests, I really want them to feel something from the design they are engaging with.   I strive for the design process to be a collaboration between myself and my clients, ending in a result of truly intentional and thoughtful details that represent the host well. 

I'm very thankful and proud that a majority of my work comes from word of mouth and extremely happy clients passing on their experience with friends and colleagues.  
 I look forward to wowing you with my work too! 

Tanya xo