in 2010, Nicki Gray designs beautiful preserved floral arrangements.
Nicki's passion for flowers started young while growing
up among her older sister Tanya, and Aunts Anna and Lynda
who are all lifelong expert level gardeners.
a background in Interior Design and a passion for flowers
Nicki creates unique floral arrangements that are sure to
be a stand out piece of decor in your space. For more about
preserved flowers and botanicals, click the "FLORAL"
is based in Frisco, a suburb of Dallas, TX. When not working
on her floral designs Nicki is also an Independent Stylist
for Stella and Dot. In her free time she enjoys landscaping
her garden, painting, remodeling, hosting parties, handmaking
her children's costumes, spending time with her incredibly
creative Mother Lyn and most of all being with her loving
family, husband Dave, son Peyton and 4 year old twins David
III and Kate.
Nicki designs beautiful preserved floral arrangements using
the finest preserved flowers and botanicals which have been
imported from around the world including countries such as Europe,
South America, Africa and also locally grown in the United States.
As an alternative to traditional silk and manufactured floral,
preserved arrangements have a more natural organic look and
are environmentally friendly.
Preserved flowers are real flowers that have been harvested
and put through a process in which most of the moisture in the
plant is removed and replaced with glycerine. Glycerine is natural,
biodegradable and environmentally friendly. It leaves the flowers
supple and natural looking and prevents further drying. In some
cases natural dyes have been used to enhance the colors or copy
current color trends.
Other botanicals such as grass, branches, grains, vines and
pods have been dried using hot air. Some of these products are
also dyed to mimic nature.
Caring for your preserved arrangement takes minimal effort.
Make sure to place them away from high humidity areas and direct
sunlight. Using a hair dryer on a low and cool setting can be
used occasionally to blow off any dust. With proper care your
arrangement will last for years to come.
Many of the preserved products used include: Hydrangea, Garden
Roses, Roses, Salal leaves, Myrtle, Iris Foliage, Wild Grass,
Wood Grass, Hanging Amaranthus, Boxwood, Seeded Eucalyptus,
Australian Mini Willow, Setaria, French Lavender, Pencilata,
Cockscomb, Grabia, Chinese Millet, Plume Reed, Pimentia, Protea,
Banksia, Lotus Pods, Mahogany Pods, Monkey Cup Pods, Curly Willow,
Birch Branch, Grapewood, Manzanita, Natraj, Gourds, Pomegranates,
Sheet Moss, Mood Moss, Spanish Moss and more.
Gray was a long term customer of Stella
and Dot and loved the brand so much that she decided
to join the company and become an Independent Stylist. The latest
designs from Stella
and Dot are chic, versatile, made with high quality
and designed by an award winning team at their New York and
Sausalito based studios. Nicki enjoys helping other women find
their style and shop for a jewelry, accessories and handbags
to compliment their own look. She is available for trunk shows
and for personal one on one styling by appointment. Nicki's
customers can shop
online and follow her latest style posts through any
one of her social media outlets.
Gray designs beautiful preserved custom made to order floral
arrangements using the finest preserved flowers and botanicals
which have been imported from around the world including countries
such as Europe, South America, Africa and also locally grown
in the United States.