Sabine grew up among fields and forests just outside of Munich, Germany, where fresh flowers are part of daily life.

Very early on she showed her passion for flowers by always searching (and often to her mother’s distress) picking what was blooming around her and arranging the collected treasures in all kinds of vessels.

Though she chose a career in sales and marketing - which eventually brought her to the US in 1998 - flowers and later gardening continued to be an integral part of her life.

After the birth of her second daughter, Sabine became a stay at home mother and pursued her floral design aspirations further by taking workshops and participating in classes at the local community college where a fabulously creative AIFD (American Institute of Floral Designers) instructor instilled in her the desire to turn her hobby into a profession. Her talent was obvious when she was chosen to participate in the Chicago Flower and Garden Show.

Sabine’s floral design philosophy is to keep it simple but not too simple:  

Let nature guide you – be inspired by the endless and fascinating abundance of shapes, textures and colors.  Integrate the variety of plants at the various seasons and pay attention to detail:  even the most delicate petals need to get the regard they deserve.  She is a firm believer that a room is never at its best without flowers.    

In her compositions, being mindful about the environmental impact of the floral trade and specifically the use of floral foam, Sabine promotes and teaches alternative, ecologically sustainable methods and techniques.  Sabine uses the freshest, ideally locally and sustainably sourced flowers while integrating what is growing outside at the various seasons.  

At her home studio, Sabine offers flower workshops for all ages and prepares floral decorations for events.

She lives with her family in River Forest, Illinois.