At Living Fresh, we believe every day
can be celebrated with flowers.
Our passion for design was captured long before we opened our Kitchener based Flower and Plant Boutique in 2012, pulling inspiration from our combined floral design, interior design and horticultural 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!
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. She has been a proud member of the Chapel Designers since 2014.
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: A Summer in Provence
Favourite Flower: Poppy
Preferred Colour Scheme: Peach, burgundy and mustard with varying shades of pink and mauve
Harold’s career as a collector began when he was fifteen years old. His love for vintage and antique items started with Coca-Cola signs. To this day he is an avid collector of these signs as well as gas station memorabilia. A major aspect of his collecting involves road trips to different cities across Ontario and the US to pick up items. He often visits antique markets and wouldn’t you know it, Aberfoyle Antique Market is where Harold and Tina met.
Flash-forward to now, Tina has converted him to a full-blown plant-lover. Harold especially loves succulents and cactus. With his background in landscaping, he is a natural. He has taken a liking to propagating and reviving sad plants.
Another noteworthy part of Harold’s life is his interest in tattoos. They mark big moments, events, and challenges in his life. By the end of 2018 he plans to finish his sleeve. It wouldn’t be a huge surprise if a plant or flower was included in the next round of ink.
Dream Vacation: Bali
Favourite Flower: Loves flowers but prefers plants
Preferred Colour Scheme: Anything without purple
Floral Designer/Plant Specialist
Some people know from a very young age what they are inspired by. For Carrigan it wasn’t until she was a young adult that she truly learned what she found inspiring. At age 16, Carrigan joined the floral industry– where she got her first taste of what. “playing with flowers” was all about. And she was inspired!
She came to love (almost) every aspect of the floral industry. As she understood that flowers themselves not only represent beauty and life; but also celebration, loss, comfort, and love. Carrigan finds that flowers speak to her when she is designing, with each and every creation reflecting the uniqueness and charm of each and every individual bloom– allowing colours and shape to tell a story, appropriate for every differing occasion.
Touching, smelling, and just generally being surrounded by flowers, foliage and plants brings Carrigan joy! She loves too all things plants and can’t resist getting her hands dirty in the soil, so don’t be afraid to ask for any plant advice or potting things up at the shop, she would be eager to help!
Dream Vacation: India
Favourite Flower: Coral Charm Peony
Preferred colour scheme: Any monochromatic colour scheme, with an ton of foliage
Tina is the best florist in town. She is able to create you the flower arrangement that you have envisioned. She is very easy to work with and is very creative. I loved how she took the time to get to know me and my wedding before we even began talking about what flowers I wanted and how I wanted the flower arrangements. I received so many compliments on my flowers the day of my wedding. I would definitely recommend working with Living Fresh :)
Living Fresh was one of the first vendors that I booked for our wedding and I was so happy I did. Tina answered every question I had and was so easy to deal with. My flowers were easily my favourite wedding detail and were better than I could have ever imagined. Tina and her team are truly talented artists and have great vision when it comes to creating florals that are anything but ordinary. Living Fresh, I'll be a customer for life!
Living Fresh is the place to go if you want to bring all of your floral arrangement dreams to life! Tina and her team was so professional and lovely to work with from the moment we booked our wedding with her all the way until the big day, 14 months later! Our wedding would not have been the same without the breathtaking arrangements custom made for our venue space. Tina took everything I envisioned for our big day and made it better!! Everything was perfect.
We used Living Fresh for our flowers at our recent Langdon Hall wedding. Tina made a huge effort to understand exactly what we were looking for and went above and beyond to provide great customer service. She was always available for any inquiries and offered valued suggestions throughout the months leading up to the wedding. I also appreciated that she took very detailed notes for our floral order which put my mind at ease during some of the stressful planning. Our flowers turned out beautifully.
Have you been here yet? I want to live inside! The atmosphere is so invigorating and they carry some really unique plants and gifts that you don't come across every day! They even have some of the most adorable succulents in antique/vintage pots that would make such a great addition to anyone's collection.
Great selection of trendy plants and gifts. Very knowledgeable and friendly staff. I would definitely recommend this shop to people who are looking for a unique gift for a plant lover or to someone looking to fill up some window space of their own.
Staff are great at advising plant novices on how to care for their new plants which is greatly appreciated. I always recommend their gift wrapping option, just like their bouquets they take great care in arranging everything beautifully. A number of my houseplants are from living fresh and thriving thanks to the helpful staff.
I attended a flower crown making class and it was amazing! I have been to classes like this before and was blown away with the quality of flowers and the teachers helpfulness. I walked away with a flower crown that was stunning and ended up using it for a photo shoot I had booked. Thank you so much to Tina and her staff for making it a memorable and fun filled class. I will be back!