Tell us about Prunella.
We are inspired by the endless potential of experiencing beauty. Prunella and our first event space Churchill are an extension of this idea. We think big, have an eye for detail and a quest for perfection. We care. We’re aesthetically motivated. We have a genuine interest in the interaction between people and their environment. We see ourselves as architects of nature’s bounty, choosing the most beautiful seasonal flowers and foliage we can find and combining them to capture our client’s imagination. Tell us about your background and what led you to floristry, and to the launch of your own business/partnership. We moved to the country six years ago, met each other and felt so inspired by all the natural beauty around us that a month later we were on a creative adventure into flowers. What would your dream client/project or collaboration look like? A château in France or a rooftop garden in Rome during the European summer, a sprawling garden terrace overlooking Lake Como, and an endless selection of sublime seasonal florals and magnificent urns to create a masterpiece… Failing that, we’ve tried to bring a little bit of European flair to Churchill, creating that same sense of grandness with flowers in the gardens and the church building. What are your top floral picks for Australian spring? Spring is one of our favourite times of the year for flowers: big fluffy peonies are in season, fragrant garden roses, sculptural magnolia branches, dogwood, lilac and snowball tulips like scoops of ice cream… How does living and working in Kyneton influence the way you work? Being based just outside Melbourne in the Macedon Ranges means that we are lucky to be close to the natural source and experience the change in the seasons. We are surrounded by like-minded creative people who inspire us, and being based in the country gives us the headspace to imagine and refine our designs.