About Amy Merrick
Amy Merrick is a floral designer, writer and stylist based in New York City. Her writings on design, flower arranging and entrepreneurship have appeared in books, magazines and across the web. She has collaborated with some of the biggest names in design, such as Ralph Lauren, prestigious sites like Design Sponge, and specialized magazines like Kinfolk, Garden Design or Country Living, among many others.
Amy Merrick draws her inspiration from the movement and poetry inherent in botany, that which can be found in natural landscapes, and uses local and seasonal materials. Her still life creations are ethereal and ephemeral works of art that convey either pictorial complexity, or serenity, enduring the passing of time through the subtle perceptions engraved in viewers’ senses.
As a florist, she creates evocative tablescapes of flowers, foliage, fruits and branches for weddings throughout the country, often gathering materials herself from the surrounding landscape. Her work as a stylist is botanically focused, and she has provided natural elements for magazine covers and national ad campaigns.
Her personal signature can be found in every one of her projects, all of them artisanal creations, delicately crafted from the standpoint of her knowledge and experience—despite her apparent youth. She treats each branch and flower she uses with respect and creativity when reaping her floral inspiration, yielding both simple and complex, intriguing, dreamlike creations.