Meet the Floral CoLab Team

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Dennis DelSignore


Dennis DelSignore brings more than 20 years of experience to his work as Creative Director at Stoneblossom Floral and Event Design in Warren, RI.  He has worked alongside Preston Bailey and Daniel Ost and contributed to installations both domestic and abroad. Dennis has taught Continuing Education classes at the Rhode Island School of Design and has presented at Rhode Island based gardens clubs, museums and private events. 


Semia Dunne

Semia Dunne is the owner and grower at Flowers By Semia in Providence, RI. Semia's love of flowers began when she grew her first cut flower garden with her mother at age 18. She opened Flowers by Semia in 2000. Her studio has specialized in wedding and special event floral design for more than 15 years. Semia has been growing as much of her own florals as possible, truly embracing the "farmer-florist" movement. Over the past 2 years she has also taught the art of floral design through workshops both at her studio as well as throughout RI. Early this year, Semia was named one of the top 62 floral designers in the country by Martha Stewart Wedding magazine. 


Kim Lamothe

Kim Lamothe is the creative director and owner at greenlion design, a Newport, RI based floral and garden design company. She is a self-taught floral designer, gardener and stylist, her background is in horticulture and photography. A forager at heart, there is no length she will not go to find the perfect piece of foliage or blooms to compliment a design. She was recently named a top floral designer by Martha Stewart Weddings. 


Laura Seita

Laura Seita is the owner of Fig & Squill Floral Design in South County, RI. With 16 years of experience, many of which were spent working in New York, she continues to freelance for Lewis Miller Design in Manhattan. She currently teaches advanced wedding design classes at FlowerSchool New York and has taught Continuing Education floral design classes at the Rhode Island School of Design.  

 


   

 

Joye Whitney is the Founder and Creative Director of the Floral CoLab. She has worked across non-profit, education and floral design industries and is currently a Project Manager at DESIGNxRI, a marketing, economic development, and networking resource for designers in Rhode Island. She has taken and contributed to Continuing Education floral design classes at the Rhode Island School of Design and works as a part time freelance designer. Joye was recognized by Providence Monthly magazine as one of the 'Ten to Watch" in 2016.