The H in Studio H
Melissa Huston has a healthy obsession with parties. As long as she can remember, a gathering of friends and family was never dull and certainty never plain, her mother made sure of that. She grew up watching her mother plan and decorate for birthday parties, holiday gatherings, trade shows, proms, graduations, and all sorts of events. It definitely rubbed off on her because she went to college and majored in Theater and English, but spent her free time planning opening night parties, starting an event crew with WMUC radio, and founded a college theater company.
Right out of college she became an in house event planner for the Warner theater and freelance writer. Her experience with logistics and a flair for the dramatic, she made the transition into wedding planning where she got her hands on flowers for the first time.
Everything clicked into place, and Melissa began studying the art and craft of floral design. Tens years later, and Huston is one of the area's most recoginized designers.
Melissa Huston has won several awards for her design. Before starting Studio H, she was the lead designer at Intrigue Design and Homestead Gardens. Nationally, she has designed for the Philadelphia Flower show, the Tournament of Roses parade, and is also a guest speaker at the Washington Entertaining and Cooking Show.
Melissa’s award-winning creations have been seen on the covers of What's Up Annapolis, and Behind the Veil; and in the pages of The Washingtonian, Baltimore Bride, Engaged, The Knot, and Taste of the Bay.
Recently, Melissa Huston of Studio H floral and event design in Annapolis, MD has been recognized by the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) as a recipient of its coveted Certified Floral Designer (CFD) designation. CFD recognition is granted only after a floral designer has demonstrated their understanding of the concepts of design through education pathways and then by subjecting their floral design work to a vigorous peer evaluation conducted by an international panel of design experts. The mission of the American Institute of Floral Designers (AIFD) is to advance the art of professional floral design through education, service and leadership, and to recognize the achievement of excellence in this art form.