At Soil & Sun, we specialize in custom floral designs for corporate events, personal and business interiors, styled shoots and everyday enjoyment. Drawing inspiration from the ephemeral flowers in Dutch still-life paintings and using a wild, romantic style our designs exude an emotional, organic, just picked from the garden feel. Soil & Sun designs are crafted from a diverse range of thoughtfully selected products- foraged, and sourced from the best farms both locally and from around the globe.
With an inherent passion for art and nature, Andie Cobarruvias, creative director and founder of SOIL + SUN, began creating at a young age. Growing up surrounded by Texas wildflowers and summers on the San Marcos River, art and nature influenced her daily life. Helping her mother work in the backyard garden was Andie’s first introduction to floristry and, little did she know, the beginning of her love affair with flowers. For the past fifteen years, she has been working as an event designer and producer with clients from around the globe. Her passion for events has led her to work on the Winter
Olympics, the NFL Super Bowl Experience, SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Festival, the ABC Zilker Kite Festival, various movie premieres, as well as product launches, birthday celebrations and weddings.
As a freelance designer, Andie had the pleasure of collaborating with many gifted floral designers including Bows and Arrows in Dallas, The Byrd Collective, The Nouveau Romantics, Petal Pushers and Bird Dog Wedding. The style of each of these artists varies dramatically as do their clientele. Working with these designers provided Andie with a profound opportunity to sharpen her own skills, technique, and find her voice while continuously learning and gaining inspiration. Her work for many of these artists and as a solo designer has been published in online and print publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Style Me Pretty, 100 Layer Cake and Love and Lavender.
These extraordinary experiences led her to explore her love and appreciation for design and to open her own small event and design studio in order to serve a growing clientele of friends, family and referrals. Today that small clientele has grown to eventually become: SOIL + SUN, Andie’s first event design studio open to all.
Whether it is creating a quick centerpiece from a few foraged flowers, photographing the sky after a daytime rain shower, stringing a necklace together from vintage beads or just digging in the garden, Andie is happiest when using her hands and mind on a creative project. She brings thoughtful design concepts together with an innovative vision, meticulous organization and down-to-earth charm.