She learned the basics of the floral art from some Parisian master-binders and perfected her skills under master Gregor Lersch. Meanwhile, she ran a small floral studio from her basement. Her perseverance and passion eventually brought her to the White House, where she was Chief Floral Designer from 2009 to 2015. She brought a breath of fresh air, not only in terms of the artless new ‘garden style’ of floral design, but her idea of using flowers as a strategic tool to convey diplomatic, symbolic and political messages was revolutionary. Since 2015, Laura has been involved in event design and consulting, travelling the world to share her unique vision and her signature ‘garden style’, but most of all to inspire others with her personal success story.
The combination of Ikebana and haiku results in a more than successful marriage. The similarity between the two arts goes far beyond their common Japanese origins. The seductive simplicity of the haiku, its sparse use of words and subtlety, its silences and deep grounds, its rhythms and seasons… These are only some of the characteristics that Haiku shares with Ikebana.