At Living Fresh, we believe every day
can be celebrated with flowers.

Our passion for design was captured long before we opened our doors in 2007, pulling inspiration from our combined interior design and homegrown gardening backgrounds.

It’s with this unique aesthetic and experience that we’re able to craft arrangements and flower installations that truly capture the essence of how florals make our clients feel: warm, happy, cared for, loved and delighted! Each bloom and plant is carefully selected to match your style – you could say that we know our botanicals like you know your favourite coffee roast.

Let's meet Living Fresh!

Tina Riddell

Creative Director/Floral Designer/Stylist

From a very young age, Tina could be found frolicking with nature. This nurturing quality quickly developed into a strong passion for flowers and plants. In her youth, she spent many hours, side by side with her mom, playing in the family garden. Tina proudly shares that her mom’s influence is responsible for her professional success.

Before Living Fresh, her love of beauty and nature led her down two interesting roads: managing garden centres and greenhouses; studying floral and interior design. Living Fresh began as an opportunity for Tina to nurture her previous experiences and build up her design skills and aesthetics. Tina believes that the learning process is ongoing; she is constantly immersing herself in projects and events that challenge her skills and bring new inspiration. She believes that building lasting relationships with clients, students and fellow designers is essential in the dynamic industry of floral design.

Tina is a flower sage: show her a flower and she will tell you all about it. According to her staff, her love of flowers goes well beyond that of the average person. Tina will giggle like a kid in a candy store when a blossom catches her fancy.

Dream Vacation: Iceland
Favourite Flower: Poppy
Preferred Colour Scheme: White with neutrals

Katrina Salmon

Floral Designer

Katrina is a serious long-time plant lover. When she’s not in the studio, you can find her caring for her garden, reviving her friends’ house plants, or lusting over her own latest leafy addition. She’s also a tireless knitter, aspiring natural dyer, and 80s music enthusiast.

With a ten year floral and horticultural background, her knowledge of flowers spans from sprouting seed to blooming bouquet. Passionate about rich colour, texture, and design, her pieces strike a balance between meticulously planned and perfectly tousled. Katrina joined the Living Fresh design team in 2015.

Dream Vacation: Tulip festival in Holland
Favourite Flower: Nigella
Preferred Colour Scheme: Burnt Fall tones

Gwen Bang

Floral Designer

Joined the Living Fresh design team in the Spring of 2016 armed with a passion for flowers. She takes great joy in every moment of working as a florist and believes every flower brings happiness and positive energy to life. Her main focus is infecting others with the love of flowers.

Gwen moved to Canada from South Korea with her family in 2008 and has adopted our amazing culture wholeheartedly. When not working with flowers she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids and dog “Doolly”. She loves superheroes and crocheting.

Dream Vacation: Tour through North America by RV car accompanying my dog.
Favourite Flower: Dahlia & Peony
Preferred Colour Scheme: Neutral blushes, peach and cream

Kind Words

Thank you so much for making our wedding so beautiful. The flower arrangements were extraordinary! The bridal bouquet was everything I had hoped for, thank you. The corsages and boutonnières made everyone look so festive. The entire process of working with you was just such a treat. Thank you, Tina!

Kate + Matthew

Tina did an AMAZING job on our wedding flowers. She paid attention to the details, came up with a beautiful mix of flowers that was exactly what we were looking for. Her service was amazing! Highly recommend Living Fresh for wedding flowers!

JESSICA + KEN PERKOVIC

Tina’s passion for her work is evident in the final product and she’s always been fun to work with, with lots of great design advice. The flowers for our wedding were a perfect match to our personalities and a huge hit with guests, some of whom took them home as a souvenir. Her suggestions added the right touch of quirkiness to the elegance of the arrangements.

VANESSA + MIKE THODE

Living Fresh did an excellent job on our wedding. I couldn't have imagined more beautiful arrangements. I cried happy tears when I saw my bouquet and so many of our guests mentioned how beautiful the flowers were. I would recommend Living Fresh to anyone!

Miriam + Gary Schotman