Delightfully Decked

Large iron gates lead to the courtyard entry,
which is given a touch of holiday sparkle.

Designer Jay Woehlck prepares the
holiday décor at her client’s home.






Floral designer Jay Woehlck has been creating holiday sparkle for her clients for 12 years. Each year, right after Thanksgiving, she travels to homes and businesses toting boxes of baubles, bangles, beads and a bonanza of other materials.
For the past five years, Woehlck has brought her distinctive style to the Foothills home pictured here.

The Tuscan motif of the home influences the type and scale of the décor, which was chosen with the assistance of the homeowner. As depicted in these photos, the rooms are appointed in rich velvets, glittering gold mesh ribbons and large-scale gold ornaments. Butterflies, angels, gnomes and fairies also are part of the look.

In the home’s central hallway, a nine-foot tree is adorned with soft-hued silk poinsettias clustered in trios. The ornaments are arranged in triangular groupings and ribbon flows throughout the branches to unify the look. The fireplace mantel is decked with lush garlands embellished with tiny twinkling lights (powered by battery packs) and festooned with velvet stockings.

Additional small holiday vignettes are arranged throughout the home. On the kitchen island, a treasured Fitz and Floyd Santa-and-reindeer figurine is on display. A small table holds the client’s favorite Nativity scene, handcrafted by a Mexican artisan.

The exterior of the home also gets an artistic touch. The wrought-iron gates boast swags with billowing bright ribbons. A duo of cantera pots holds live plants year-round. Silk poinsettias provide a punch of color. An oversized wreath graces the massive front door.  

Woehlck’s career has included experience in both the arts and horticulture.  Her love of floral design was launched as a teen, when she had the opportunity to decorate Tournament of Roses Parade floats while living in Pasadena.
Over the years, she has developed a loyal clientele list for both commercial and residential projects. She says the most rewarding moment in her work comes when she and her client see the finished holiday décor. HG

Jay Woehlck, Plant-Effects, (520) 235-3409