COMBINING AUTHENTIC PASSION and creative flair, Ariella Chezar's floral designs intertwine color, nature and style to a stunning effect.
Ariella began creating at a young age. She grew up in the Berkshires of Massachusetts where the outdoors played an integral part of her daily life. Her mother, an artist and avid gardener, inspired seasonal art projects that combined nature and creativity.
Today, her designs evoke nature with their seasonal relevance. Her lush blend of flowers and branches, fruits and vegetables as well as gorgeous silk textiles and ribbons combine for a final product which is both sensual and evocative.
Ariella began her career in the Berkshires working with Pamela Hardcastle and Barbara Bockbrader. These brilliant floral and garden designers inspired Ariella to combine her love of art and the dramatic with her passion for the natural world. "Pamela and Barbara showed me that art and life can be intertwined." Ariella spent a season selling wreaths to New York flower shops and to shoppers along the streets of SOHO and Greenwich Village. Then she worked with Robert Isabell before moving to the West Coast in 1998.
In 2002, Chronicle Books published Flowers for the Table, a guide to choosing seasonal flowers and a lesson in designing with the bud's natural form. The book revolves around several seasonal occasions, from a summer wedding in the country to hot colored poppies on a cold winter's night. Beautiful photographs bring Ariella's ideas to life. Her personal style and enthusiasm makes Flowers for the Table an inspiration for us all.
As of December, 2003, Ariella moved back to the East Coast.
Ariella's work can be seen in issues of Oprah, In Style Weddings, Sunset Weddings, Garden Design, Elegant Bride, Town & Country, House and Garden, Victoria, Martha Stewart Weddings, San Francisco Bride, San Francisco Chronicle, Hanajikan, The Bel Aire Hotel Magazine and Sunset.