Helping Your Business Bloom

KAREN BARNES

​FLORAL INDUSTRY CONSULTANT

 

With over 35 years’ experience, Karen Barnes is one of the UK’s leading consultants to the floral industry and an expert in product development, future trends & colours, and floral photography design & planning.  

She’s an interior floral designer, high profile wedding and event floral planner, and prominent international competition judge.

​As Head of Product Development for Interflora UK, Karen shaped the look and feel of flower gifts in Britain for over ten years, designing and developing strong commercial floral and plant ranges for 2,000 Interflora florist members.

In a distinguished career, Karen has been awarded gold medals at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, selected to judge two Floral Design World Cups and been voted one of the top ten florists in the UK by The Independent on Sunday Newspaper.

​Her style and influences come from new and popular flower varieties, fashion, art, travel and emerging trends on a global scale.

Karen Barnes NDSF, IoPF, AIFD, CFD, CAFA, UKFJG

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​Product Development

A passion for new and exciting floral & plant varieties, paired with an eye for colour will bring your product collections to life.

Karen’s deep knowledge of current trends means she can create product ranges for all occasions, driving consumer appeal and business success in highly competitive markets.

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​​Future Trends & Colour Planning

Karen is adept at crafting bespoke designs that reflect specific consumer or householder lifestyle trends. Trend analysis and creation benefits industry leaders from manufacturing, product development, catalogue development, displays and merchandising.

 

Interior Floral Design

Karen has worked with a diverse range of clients in the UK and around the world; from international companies and hotel groups to individual clients with a passion for flowers.

Private homes, places of work and hotels are all areas Karen and her team can transform with flowers, foliage and design.

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Floral Photography Design

Karen has been planning and directing floral photography shoots for national and international marketing campaigns for over 20 years, styling flowers to create the best images for commercial ranges and lifestyle editorials.

A successful floral design shoot requires a lot of organisation and can be overwhelming. Karen’s experience ensures your products look their very best, whilst keeping the shoot on time and budget.
 

 

Weddings & Events

Voted one of the top florists in the UK, Karen has a wealth of experience designing and planning floral arrangements for weddings and events.

From lavish royal & celebrity weddings to intimate parties, Karen will bring your event to life.

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Teaching & Coaching

From teaching on a one-to-one basis to coaching small, intimate classes and larger teams, Karen can encourage, motivate and mentor your next step in the floral industry. 

Sharing her vast experience, Karen can help you expand your knowledge and creativity.