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  • Kiara Ruth

Exploring the Art of Floristry: A Botanical Journey with Adama Jay- Harrison

Adama Jay - Harrison, Owner of Lavish Leaf

I often find myself pondering what goes on inside the minds of florists as they create their beautiful bouquets. Each design is carefully crafted to perfectly match the bride, the significant other, or the home, just to name a few. I was really curious about this, so I had a delightful chat with Adama, a wonderful person who is not only a mom and a wife, but also a talented florist. We met over an oat milk latte and tea at Fount Coffee in Morrisville.

Adama has an incredible journey, starting as a makeup artist and then transitioning into the world of floristry. Her artistic expertise has taken her from the glamorous runways of NY Fashion Week to the prestigious stages of the SF Symphony. Born in the bustling streets of Philadelphia, her love for beauty eventually led her to fall in love with the art of floristry.. She immersed herself in the vibrant world of horticulture in San Francisco and became a master of corporate and wedding floral designs. This passion eventually gave birth to Lavish Leaf, a floral design studio located in Durham.

From her childhood days of crocheting to cultivating gardens with her parents, Adama's creative roots run deep. Today, she is a living testament to the harmonious blend of creativity and nature. She transforms each floral arrangement into a masterpiece that goes beyond mere aesthetics.

During our conversation, we shared stories about motherhood, the meaning of womanhood, and the eternal quest for balance (or lack thereof). I left our meeting feeling inspired and excited about Adama's journey here in the Carolinas. You'll almost always spot her wearing a hat and bold glasses, which perfectly reflect her eclectic style.

I invite you to join Adama on a botanical journey where the art of floristry becomes a celebration of life, love, and the ever-unfolding beauty of the natural world.

By the way, Adama and I have teamed up for a giveaway of a custom bouquet design. You can enter the giveaway by clicking here.

If you want to learn more about Lavish Leaf, you can find all the information you need here.


Niki McNeill Brown
Niki McNeill Brown

What an amazing career journey! Her work is beautiful and I will absolutely be patronizing soon.

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