Our collection of goods range from handmade treasures, such as jewelry and planted terrariums, to objects that we have found along the way and have packaged lovingly highlighting their magic, with a nod to our sense of humor. Known originally for our custom miniatures scenes in terrariums, followed by our series of geode caves, we have a deep love for the role that narratives play in the way gifts are presented and remembered. We love to work with our hands to create items that are one of a kind and celebrate the organic form. Our pieces are deeply rooted in our joy for foraging and collecting natural ingredients that echo California’s dynamic and layered abundance of culture.
WHERE TO BUY
Visit our online shop here. Or check out our list of stockists for a nearby location. On occasion we do a pop up or host an open studio sale. Sign up on our newsletter or follow our instagram account for more information on upcoming events.
At Chaparral Studio we can customize most of our designs and are happy to collaborate with you to develop personalized ideas. Our terrariums are our most popular customized gift, sometimes featuring miniature scenes that are a playful way to symbolically portray or honor a loved ones adventures in life by telling a story in small scale. We can make mini versions of anyone, including your pet and welcome all challenges when it comes to the concept. However if you desire a terrarium that simply hosts a lovely small-scale landscape – we offer that option too. Think of us as a sustainable alternative to a florist. We work closely with our clients to create a one of a kind piece that is sure to make the recipient know you went the extra mile. Personalized notes, gift-wrap and delivery can also be arranged.
DESIGN & STYLING
EVENTS & WEDDINGS
Consider our services for your upcoming festivities. Whether it is your wedding or a special occasion; no event is too big or too small! We specialize in utilizing locally grown and seasonal florals. Additionally we encourage designs that incorporate living plants such as but not limited to succulents which can be replanted as a keepsake or repurposed.
Our skill set in floral design is wide ranging. We can make just about anything… centerpieces, tablescapes, bouquets, crowns, boutonnieres, party favors and of course both large and small floral details and or installations. Should you desire our services for one element or the full package we are delighted to add beauty to your natural celebration. Please email us for more information. Quotes will depend on the specifics of your event.
For a bit of or a lot of green to liven up your space, be it your office, shop, restaurant or the interiors of your home we can certainly assist you with finding plants that not only fit your aesthetic but also will thrive in the conditions provided. Our honest approach to designing with plants is our first priority. We want you to discover that having plants is not complicated and will only better your environment. Our services include sourcing plants and vessels alike. If you don’t have a green thumb we can either educate you on the “how-tos” or recommend a local plant caretaker.
With a background in art and experience in both set and interior design, we have a wealth of knowledge finding access to interesting materials and concocting intriguing arrangements for projects ranging from store windows to commercial art direction. We are fond of collaborations with other creatives, so please don’t be a stranger and get in touch!
The Garden Design chapter of Chaparral Studio is headed Maite Quílez D’Amico, my partner in design crime who also happens to be my mother. Maite is a creative advertising veteran turned garden designer. Both she and I work together to dream up a garden that meets your needs, whether that is a space to entertain and grow food or simply to look nice year round (even with dogs and or children for room mates). In keeping with Chaparral Studio’s general rule of thumb to be sustainable and as eco friendly as possible our designs emphasize the use of drought tolerant plants and California native flora.
We have a friendly and experienced team that we work closely with during the installation process and can also offer maintenance service to keep that green space lush and happy. Please contact us for a consultation.
To see our most current garden projects follow along on instagram and specifically check out our #chaparralstudiogardens.
“I ordered three custom pieces at the last minute as gifts. My order included very specific requests for the figures inside of the terrariums. Bianca created terrariums that fit my descriptions perfectly and added her own unique flare. The people i gave them to were elated. Thank you again!” – Ethan t. berlin
“A pleasure to work with, fantastic product, great instructions, and speedy shipping. Thank you, thank you, and thank you! ♥” – M.
“Bianca is an amazing talent and her one-of-a-kind terrariums uniquely beautiful!” – G.F.
“Super awesome shop. I highly recommend buying from this seller. I love mine! Thank you!!” – K.L.