Read on to learn about a business that wants to bring joy to the community of Harrison.
There is a floral business in the Harrison area that wants to give people joy in the midst of these crazy times.
O’Reilley Floral Design is a “fresh floral boutique using seasonal flowers and foliage,” Ellie O’Reilley Rotert, owner of O’Reilley Floral Design, located at 416 Harrison Ave. in Harrison, says. Rotert has been in the floral industry for a long time.
“I have been doing floral arrangements for almost nine years, but April 1, 2021, will be my two-year anniversary for my storefront in Harrison, which is in a building – 117 years old – that also serves as home to my husband, two children and I,” Rotert says. There are four people who work for the business, “All of whom make my job easy,” she says.
The inspiration behind starting the business came from Rotert’s family, specifically her mom and sister. “I had started my designs out of my home, making arrangements for friends. My goal had always been to open a storefront. It was just a matter of timing and location,” she says. “Staying true to my roots and wanting to revive Historic Harrison was the reason behind the store location.”
There are a variety of different services and products that O’Reilley Floral Design offers. “All of our arrangements are fresh and one of a kind. We do weddings, funerals and everyday pick-me-up bouquets…any occasion! We deliver throughout the Tri-state area,” Rotert says. “We also offer season plants in unique containers. Beekman 1802 skin and body care, Farmhouse Fresh skin and body care and Candlespice Co…hand poured and natural soy candles.”
Rotert’s favorite designs are her unique creations. “We love funky arrangements…funky colors, flowers and containers,” she says. “I don’t think there is a perfect design…we are all perfectly imperfect!”
In addition to their unique and fun designs, Rotert wants to bring those same facets to the business’ atmosphere. “Laughter is always non-stop in the shop! Flowers are fun and so are we! We will do our best to accommodate you! If we don’t have a specific container or vase on hand, we will find it for you,” Rotert says. “We incorporate a little bit of happiness into every celebrated occasion.” They define success through “the smile on the face of each recipient,” she says.