Find Bryson Black’s Eclectic Floral Designs All Over Houston


There are a lot of unexpected on the avant-garde floral creations of Bryson Black. The very nature of the arrangements – a balance of vine-like mosses, fresh, lush stems, and arid sprays attached to stiff limbs – is one dreamy juxtaposition after another. You also might not expect to find them hanging from the rafters of a mountaineer-themed GOOF industrial brewery, but like each of Black’s eclectic floating creations, everything sort of works.

A 22-year-old former competition-cheerleader choreographer, Black turned his passion for design (and lively side bustle) into a full-time job in mid-2019, under the name Bryson Black Events. He hired Walking Stick Brewing Co. in Wakefield as his first business client. Shortly thereafter and in a nod to the Colorado vibe of the waterhole, he mounted four 8-foot-long birch branches to the vaulted ceiling of the tasting room via giant pods to serve as anchoring to its arrangements. From there, his creativity flourished.

“The inspiration behind the whole concept was just to be something on a large scale, something that could change and evolve with the different seasons,” he says. “Make people smile. Give a wow factor when they walk in the door.

About every three months, Black and her partner, Greggory Alfred, spend 12 to 14 hours swapping and weaving dried, fresh (but still natural) stems on the branches to create a living, dramatic, seasonal work of art: purple statice. and the pastel painted fern sank limbs this spring and evergreen cedar and willow sprinkled with gold and silver last winter.

Black’s work also took root in the world of interior design. He hung an arrangement of eucalyptus and lavender over a client’s tub (to create a serene spa-like setting) and he also decorated stairs and hung swollen ivy from chandeliers. .

In his own home, he has three lifestyles: two in the den and one above the kitchen island made of curly willow and moss. “If it’s our anniversary, then I’ll surprise Greggory and add some fresh flowers,” Black says.

And although he is quite the expert in the trade – he has been gardening and tending to flowers since his childhood and today finds himself polishing and testing his craft until 2 a.m. – he says that anyone with access to decent hardware and a nursery can achieve a similar look in their own space.

“It all depends on the design you want,” he says. If you’ve found a cool branch in the park, use that as a base. Mold chicken wire to create the “cage” of your design or any other shape around it: “You don’t like it? You just remodeled it. It’s thread. Insert floral mousse inside for hydration, or don’t if you go for one of Black’s signature dried looks. And then start pinning your stems – the zip ties and the binding wire are your friends. “The sky is the limit,” says Black. “100 per cent.”


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