Mandarin Flower Co. was founded in 2006 by two sisters, Sofia and Victoria Avila. We consider it a privilege and an honor to have had the opportunity of growing up not only around the beauty of flowers, but to have been immersed in a family tradition of the pursuit of excellence through beauty.
We are proud to be the third generation to work with flowers. Our grandfather was a passionate investigator of the cross-breeding of unusual flower varieties; our grandmother’s love of flowers and her insistence that the house be full of blooms is a necessity that has been transmitted to her descendants. The next generation ventured formally into floral and event design; our mother Rosa Maria and our uncle Tiburzcio are talented floral and event designers with over twenty years of experience creating spectacular events. We have a lifetime of learning from true artists of floral design, and this motivated us to open our own studio.
Among our distinguished clients we are proud to mention the Texas Governor’s Mansion; the W Austin Hotel & Residences; Trace; Away Spa; Texas Conference for Women; the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards; Austin Bar Foundation Annual Gala; Ballet Austin – Ballet Fete; Center for Child Protection – Dancing with the Austin Stars Gala, to name a few.
Mandarin - Our Design Philosophy
Why “Mandarin”? We get this question a lot! No, it is not because we speak Chinese or because we have red hair - that is truly a serendipitous coincidence!
Our design philosophy is based on the constant search for the unique. We draw our inspiration from the most random places, colors and objects…such as an interesting shape of a leaf, a poem, or even a great quote! In this case, the idea came from an uncommon shade of orange. While having a conversation about the unique color of the petals in our favorite variety of roses, the conclusion was that the tone was much more than just orange…it was mandarin! And our name was born, inspired by the simplicity and elegance of a classic rose, heightened by the striking color of its petals.
Uniquely Austin. Uniquely Mandarin.