The Empty Vase first opened its doors in 1988 in West Hollywood, with a simple setup inspired by the flower markets of Paris. Since then, the Empty Vase has expanded to include a luxury home décor boutique, floral sculpture and topiary specialists, and unparalleled event design with a reputation as one of the most creative, high-end special events designers in Los Angeles.
Guided by company founder Saeed Babaeean’s passion for architecture and good design, we approach every client’s individual needs with the care and attention to detail that have led us to where we are today. On any given day at the Empty Vase, there are metalworkers welding custom frames for larger-than-life topiaries, event designers dreaming up celebrations out of a fantasy novel, clients learning the basics of flower design in one of our signature classes, and sales staff helping customers browse our bloom bar to curate their custom bouquets. There are many moving parts to the Empty Vase, and our passion for flowers is palpable in our space. The transformation of the Empty Vase from a simple flower-market storefront to a creative artists studio with a life of its own has created a culture of high quality design and an emphasis on the value of personal relationships. For decades, we have curated celebrations for families, seeing them through from the birth of their children to their bar mitzvahs, weddings, and everything in between. The Empty Vase is not just another florist – we are custodians of the poetry of flowers, who help us share our emotions and celebrate the beauty of life.