THE CALIFORNIA SISTER BUTTERFLY
is a native to the West Coast and our namesake
NIchole & Kathrin met in 2016 and decided to team up and expand California sister floral design to a retail shop where they could share thier love of all things plant and flower. Located in The Barlow, Sebastopol, CA. The shop is designed with the intention to delight, inspire, and share the beauty of mother nature by bringing the outdoors in.
Nichole really wanted to be an oil painter, but realized she was too impatient to let the paint dry. Turning to another of her loves- flowers, she found that working with them allows her to manipulate color & form in a much more satisfying way. Inspired by the many entrepreneurs she's worked for in the past and ready to work for herself, she created California Sister in 2013.
Nichole lives with her family in West Sonoma County.
Kathrin comes from 27 years in retail in England.
2 years ago she took a 2 week Professional Business of Floristry Course from the Judith Blacklock Flower School in Knightsbridge London. From this course she got an apprenticeship with Papillon Floral Design in California. Through this apprenticeship she became aware of the North Bay Collective, a group of flower farmers and floral designers, including Nichole Skalski.
Kathrin lives with her family in Sebastopol, CA.