Prudence Designs invites you to experience the magic of unforgettable flowers. Ever since partners Grayson Handy and Arturo Quintero started Prudence Designs, they’ve helped hundreds of clients-including fashion design diva Cynthia Rowley, Indie actress Illeana Douglas and Sandra Bernhard bedeck their homes and events with gorgeous, one-of-a-kind floral arrangements.
Prudence Designs features the exclusive floral designs from a simple ‘Thank you’ arrangement to a full-scale event. Prudence is a favorite of the fashion and entertainment industries for their artistic vision.
In 2003 and 2008, Citisearch.com named Prudence Designs Best Florist in New York City, both as audience and editorial winner. Prudence Designs was also rated in the Top Ten florists nation wide. The Knot has chosen Prudence Designs & Events for their Best of Weddings from 2007-2009.
Recently, Grayson Handy appeared on NBC’s LXTV for their Open House show. Their Tips of the Trade segment was televised on air, website, and in the back of 10,000 New York City taxis. He has also been a featured guest on Martha Stewart’s Living Sirius Radio Show.
Their work has graced the pages of New York Magazine, Modern Bride, Bridal Guide, Brides, InStyle, The Knot, Elegant Bride, Time Out New York, Lucky, House & Garden, Martha Stewart Living, Cargo, Country Living Gardner, Victoria, Avenue, Us, Veranda, Gotham, Breathe, Absolute, New York Times, New York Post and New York Daily News. They have also had features on Regis & Kelly, the Today Show’s “Throw A Wedding”, Good Day New York and created Joy Behar’s “Fantasy Wedding” on The View.
In addition to providing a full floral service - from the simple to the extravagant, Prudence opened their “lifestyle boutique” in Fall 1995, which features exclusive pottery, original artwork, pillows & throws, home furnishings and accessories, and vintage/antique furniture.
Prudence Events, a full service event production company, was launched in 2000. Headquartered in New York City, Prudence Events is the invention of creative director Grayson Handy.
Mr. Handy’s background also includes a successful visual design career at Takashimaya, ABC Carpet and Home, and Barney’s New York, considered New York’s most exclusive retail destinations.
In 2007, Arturo Quintero's book Faux Florals-Arrangements for All Seasons was released and was a huge hit in the craft market, selling over 3,000 copies.
In October of 2009, Grayson Handy’s first book “Flowers for the Home-Influences from the World Over” was published by Rizzoli International. After it’s release in the United States, Flowers for the Home is now being printed in German and Italian for the European market. The book was also turned into an engagement calendar for 2011 and printed in 6 countries.
Celebrities–Jay-Z, Beyonce, Madonna, Meryl Streep, Goldie Hawn, Kate Hudson, Michelle Pheiffer, Uma Thurman, Julie Andrews, Christina Aguillera, Hilary Swank, Jennifer Tilley, Joy Behar, Kelly Ripa, Katie Couric, Patricia Velasquez, Sandra Bernhard, Illeana Douglas, Faith Hill, Hugh Jackman, Patricia Field, Marci Klein, Patti Lupone, Debbie Harry, Mikhael Barishnokoff, Barbara Walters, Renee Fleming, Candice Bushnell, Candy Spelling, Jorge Posada, Rachael Ray, Robert Verdi, Timothy Hutton, Brooke Shields, Jill Clayburgh, Rufus Wainwright, Jude Law, James Wood, Kim Kardashian and Holly Hunter.
Designers–Angel Sanchez, Marc Jacobs, Christopher Coleman, William Wegman, Cynthia Rowley, Carolina Herrera, Vera Wang, Michael Kors, Diane von Furstenberg, Rebecca Taylor, Elizabeth Bauer, Zac Posen, Nanette Lapore, Tricia Foley, Tracey Reese and Ralph Lauren.
Corporate–O Magazine, Barney’s New York, Liz Claiborne, 24 Seven Inc, Stila Cosmetics, Jo Malone, Estee Lauder, Tractenberg & Co., BMG Entertainment, J.Walter Thompson, Diamond Information Center, DeBeers, amFAR, Institute of Culinary Education, Christofle, Conde Nast Publications, Cargo, GQ Magazine, The Horticultural Society, Tracy Paul & Company, Fresh Inc, American Australian Association, Gap, Victoria’s Secret, DeBeers, Eileen Fisher, Wedgwood, Waterford, Coach, St John's Knits, Cosmopolitan, EMI, Glamour, Cisneros Group, Cocoran Group, The Rug Company, Bobbi Brown, Gourmet, Bon Appetit, Time Inc., J Crew, The MacDowell Colony, Piperlime.com and Ford Modeling Agency.
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