We’re delighted to welcome Greg Baudoin, Greg Campbell, and Erick New as featured speakers for Christmas Open House 2019! Greg Baudoin will speak on New Traditions and Trends at 10:30 AM Saturday, November 9th, at Palladio Antiques. Followed, at 11:30 AM, by Garden District’s Greg Campbell and Erick New demonstrating their signature flower arranging techniques and signing Florists to the Field. Christmas Open House benefits Milla’s House, a Baptist Grief Center, see full schedule here.
Interior designer Greg Baudoin, originally from Abbeville, Louisiana, was sketching rooms and floor plans as soon as he could hold a pencil in his hand. Greg always thought it was a degree in architecture that he wanted, but after the first year of architectural studies at his alma mater, the University of Southwestern Louisiana, he discovered his passion for the intricacies and charm of interior design.
Before establishing the firm of Greg Baudoin Interior Design in Memphis, Tennesssee, Greg lived and worked in San Francisco, where he learned all angles of the business. After a brief time in the corporate world, he opened Garden District Home in Midtown Memphis. This retail and design business evolved into Greg Baudoin Interior Design, a full-service venue with multiple interior designers, project managers, a showroom, and extensive library of custom fabrics and furnishings.
With an anything-can-be-done attitude, Greg is known for creative community involvement. His Art by Design exhibition is a popular, annual event each spring that Greg converts into a showcase of work by regional designers. Art by Design 2019 transformed a colossal, historic building at the Mid-South Fairgrounds, the Pipkin Building, and featured a weekend of special presentations and activities, raising over $200,000 to support local arts groups and artists. The dates for Art by Design 2020 are set for March 25-29!
Greg developed an interest in publishing as a board member at ArtsMemphis, a nonprofit organization that, with support from active supporters like Greg, initiated a series of beautiful coffee-table books as part of a fundraising effort for the local arts community. His favorite stages of book production are formulating and staging photography shoots. He revisited his affinity for creating beautiful books when, several years later, the opportunity to co-own a boutique publishing business, Southerly Media, arose. Florists to the Field, by Garden District’s Greg Campbell and Erick New, is Southerly’s inaugural title.
Garden District’s Greg Campbell & Erick New
Garden District co-owners Greg Campbell and Erick New have grown a business of floral abundance and artistry one relationship at a time. A partnership of boundless creativity with an optimistic attitude, Greg and Erick never let reality get in the way of a great idea. On task they seem invincible, dream big, and realize their vision with exactness, always striving to surpass expectations. Be it a sky-scraping installation or an unobtrusive centerpiece, they weave flowers and greenery into textural structures that bring people together for every imaginable occasion. In their competent hands, choice blooms become reassuring stewards of life’s grand milestones and simple pleasures.
From plant breeders and flower farmers, to importers and exporters, to markets worldwide, Greg and Erick have navigated a vibrant labyrinth of activity together for 25 years. The curation of products in their Memphis showroom represents Garden District’s connection to floriculture across the U.S. and abroad. In turn, Florists to the Field is Greg and Erick’s tribute to the fellowship they share with specialty farmers and colleagues in the floral industry.
Florists to the Field is one of this floral design team’s most ambitious endeavors to date and a worthwhile testimony to their work—avant-garde resourcefulness that employs flowers to complement settings, mirror emotions, and enrich lives. Join Greg and Erick on their Florists to the Field excursion. From the Deep South to the West Coast, through the Midwest and across the ocean to Holland, these are the places where they find inspiration.
We’re honored to have Greg Baudoin speaking on New Traditions and Trends at 10:30 AM Saturday, November 9th, followed at 11:30 AM by Greg Campbell and Erick New demonstrating their signature floral arranging techniques and signing Florists to the Field! You won’t want to miss it!