“LEA ROMANOWSKI, AIFD, CAFA, CAFD Designing on the Edge Calgary, Alta. Canada”
A floral jack-of-all-trades, floral artist and educator Lea Romanowski, AIFD, CAFA, CAFD, owner of Designing on the Edge in Calgary, Alta. Canada, is a 36-year veteran of the floral industry. With her unique approach to design, her artistic expressions are always a surprise in creativity. Knowing no boundaries, Lea tells stories through her work and has a reason for each piece she creates. With her mind-set of “If you can conceive it, you can achieve it,” she continues to blur the lines and create compositions that are always unexpected and spectacular.
Where do you look for inspiration outside nature and the floral industry?
Everything inspires me. I’m a huge fan of hardware stores; my local store knows me by name. If I’m buying meters of copper pipe, the guys know that I’m not laying plumbing. I’m also inspired by architecture and structures, and I like to play around with “floral engineering”.