Beauty is at the heart of everything we do at Foxtail Cottage Floral.

As a floral design studio, we help our clients find the perfect expressions of love, artistry and celebration. We are located west of Charlottesville, Va. in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. We draw our inspiration from art, architecture and our natural surroundings. Foxtail Cottage is pleased to offer you anything from a simple “Thinking of You” arrangement to full-scale floral styling for large events and special occasions. Our mission is to establish long-term relationships with our customers by exceeding their expectations and gaining their trust through our creative designs and exceptional performance by every member of our team.


About Karen Thorsey

Karen Thorsey has worked as a visual stylist and designer for over 20 years. A student of English, Art History, and Studio Art who studied at Bowdoin College, The University of Virginia, and the New England School of Art and Design, Thorsey’s background and expertise give her an eye for color and texture that makes her inspired creations simultaneously beautiful and unique.

Thorsey’s career has spanned from Boston to Charlottesville, where she established her reputation for unique styling through a diversity of experience. From her work as a visual stylist for a NYC Fashion Design House to styling windows for stores on Boston’s Newbury Street, she has always pursued creative opportunities to express her artistry. Additionally, Thorsey has served as gift buyer, interior designer, and even as special event coordinator. Her many roles contribute to her intimate understanding of the complete bridal experience as a production of visual styling.

Ask Thorsey what she loves about wedding flowers and you will marvel as she embarks on a poetic tribute to each leaf, each bud, and each beautiful “flaw.” She expresses an appreciation for the imperfections of nature, and the way she uses them in her creations to capture her couples’ individual personalities. Far more than just your everyday florist, Thorsey is a true artist, marrying function and form to generate a timeless reflection of her clients’ unique love stories.


Karen Thorsey
Image Credit Jen Fariello, Scout Guide