About Us

The Company

Flora & Ambience LLC aspires to intersect the utmost of creative thought with actual floral design. We specialize in custom permanent floral design dedicated to flair and beauty surrounding your vision. We strive for excellence and will only tolerate perfection. Our focus is to make your floral perception become a reality. That is the heart of custom design, whether a simple table arrangement or a 20 foot custom tree, we bring floral design ideas to physical reality. We have kept this philosophy since 1999 when Flora & Ambience began in Little Italy in San Diego. Later we moved to Solana Beach on S. Cedros Avenue for many years to follow. Now we are a freelance floral design studio focusing equally on residential and commercial projects for the most discriminating clients. Our portfolio is very broad and we would be happy to share our professional achievements with you when we get together. In the interim, please view our website for many of our completed projects.

The Designer

Gloria started out designing in Eastern PA decades ago, with a flourishing floral design business suited to the most detailed oriented PA/NJ customers. Her stature in the floral design world speaks volumes with countless accomplishments and endless happy clients over the many years. Stated previously, she began designing in Southern California back in 1999 with a plethora of experience stemming from previous decades on the East Coast. Her vast experience in color and texture combinations has allowed her to ascend to a level of quality not easily equaled. As we used to say back in the day and is still true today, “the proof is in the pudding”.

The Custom Design Process

The process begins with a face-to-face meeting with Gloria, usually at your location. We do not charge for this initial consultation, as it has such great importance to the design process and finished project. We thoroughly analyze your space with respect to size and color in order to formulate our professional recommendations. Your input is vital and we welcome your contribution as well. After all, this is custom design at its best. All factors being considered make for a stunning finished project.

How We’re Different

We create to satisfy the current circumstance. All design and manufacturing occurs in our work studio in San Marcos, CA, using only premium materials. Detail is our cornerstone, with creativity as our mortar. Whether the project is residential or commercial, we strive for 100% satisfaction. We never leave the table with a dissatisfied client. Our work is not complete until you are in agreement. That is our guarantee to all our clients. We greatly look forward to working with you…

In The Community

We are pleased to be a part of the Navy SEAL Foundation by contributing to help support its mission-critical work helping the SEAL force and their families during times of both achievement and adversity. It has been our immense honor to work alongside the Navy SEAL Foundation team to benefit this community of national heroes.

Gloria is a past participating ‘walker’ in the Susan G. Komen 3-day, 60 mile event in San Diego, CA. This is an event we are proud to support because of the millions of women it benefits all across this country.

We are well known for our participation with many nonprofit organizations, donating beautiful products for auction and raffle events throughout San Diego. We believe in helping the community in which we work and live.


Our beautifully finished products have been seen previously on the cover of San Diego Home and Garden, as well as the cover of Luxe magazine.