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a little about us!

The Flowers

We source local & domestically grown flowers first! There are a number of Wisconsin & Illinois based farmers that make weekly trips to our studio between May & October (the local growing season).

Lily has a small cutting garden as well. Dahlias, cosmos, heuchera, cotinus, marigolds, tulips & more make their way into floral orders each week when in bloom!

We work with our floral suppliers to obtain the highest quality domestically grown blooms. We supplement with flowers from the Dutch Market, famous for their unique and exceptional varieties. 

The Studio

Lily Forest Designs is located in the vibrant Willy Street Neighborhood at 1252 Williamson Street. 

We host floral classes, open studios & carry a curated selection of retail goods. Want to shop outside meetings, classes, or open studio hours? Reach out by email to get a studio visit scheduled!



Lily Forest Mindich

Hi Friends!


I'm Lily, the owner & creative behind Lily Forest Designs. Before falling into the world of flowers, I went to school for painting. I fell in love with the floral industry quickly after first working at a small flower shop in NY with my sisterI've been applying a painter's eye to my floral work since early 2012.


The feedback I receive most from clients & vendors alike is an appreciation for my organization, planning, reliability & artful design work. I'm known to arrive early with a stocked toolkit. By nature, I love to listen & I care whole-heartedly. That translates to flowers through thoughtful pairings of color, vessels & textures, incorporating sentimental touches wherever & whenever possible. Know that I will go the extra mile for you.


I love this work for so many reasons, but the top has to be the trust my wonderful clients put in me to see through such a personal, pivotal moment in their lives & make it accurately reflect them & their story in an inspired & meaningful way. I don't take that lightly & truly appreciate that you've found your way here! 

Some facts about me! 

I consider this a family run business. When in the studio, my little pittie can be found curled up at my feet. She's the heart behind the whole operation. 


I grew up building fairy houses with my sisters & yes, I do have a few fairy gardens in my yard to date.


When I'm not in the studio, I'm on hikes with my dog & my spouse or on the couch knitting for friends & family. 


I truly cannot wait to get to know you!



Lily Forest Designs is a by appointment only floral studio. To get a call, visit or consultation scheduled, send an email to We will follow up with our earliest availability during our hours of operation. Our business hours are as follows.

Tuesday through Friday

10 am - 5pm

Saturday, Sunday & Monday


We are only open Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays for contracted wedding & event work. We schedule pick ups for weddings & events on Saturdays & Sundays. We accept drop offs between 9am & 5pm Monday through Friday by appointment only. For questions, click the button below!

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