Our Story

Founded By Aileen

Floral designer and stylist Aileen Warren dreams up wildly unique creations with the aim of revolutionizing the way we interact with and enjoy floral beauty while celebrating natures beauty. An avid tea lover, Aileen embraces the concept of providing an effortless, sustainable solution and infusing homes and workspaces with enduring maintenance-free natural beauty

Our Story

Hi, I'm Aileen Warren. Let me take you through the journey of "50 Shades of Greed." Once a corporate rising star, I often found myself entangled in the fast-paced world, struggling to keep my love for plants alive amidst my busy schedule. This was more than just about keeping plants; it was about holding onto moments of beauty. Seeing flowers wilt and fade brought a sense of sadness, a poignant reminder of life's fleeting moments.

This personal experience ignited a desire within me to create something lasting. I envisioned a space where the beauty of plants could be enjoyed without the worries of daily care. Thus, "50 Shades of Greed" came into existence, playfully named to reflect our inner longing for enduring beauty in our often hectic lives.

Upon entering my store, you'll be enveloped in an array of dried flower arrangements, each meticulously crafted. From the homely charm of dried roses to the tranquil presence of eucalyptus, these aren't just displays; they are tangible memories, immortalized in their most beautiful form.

"50 Shades of Greed" is more than just a store; it's a haven for those who yearn to capture and preserve life's precious moments. It's a place for people like you and me, who want to keep memories alive through the lasting beauty of nature. Visitors come seeking a token of greenery and leave with a timeless piece that continues to brighten their homes and lives.

So, to those who cherish nature's beauty and seek to hold onto the moments it represents, I warmly invite you to explore "50 Shades of Greed." Here, we celebrate not just plants, but the enduring memories they hold.

Why '50 Shades Of Greed'

The name "50 Shades of Greed" for my dried flower shop is a creative play on words that encapsulates the essence of my vision and the unique offerings of the store. It's a blend of two seemingly conflicting concepts:

The inspiration behind the "50 Shades" aspect of "50 Shades of Greed" came from a personal realization and a gap in the market. I noticed that whenever I sought to keep flowers for a longer duration, the common suggestion was to opt for pampas or other grass-based dried flowers. This was a bit limiting for someone who cherished the diverse beauty of flowers.

So, I embarked on a journey to expand this narrow view. I wanted to offer more than just the usual suspects like pampas grass. My vision was to create a collection that included a vast array of flowers, each preserved to last yet maintaining their natural, vibrant beauty. This led to the creation of a diverse range - hence the "50 Shades". It represents the multitude of colors, textures, and types of flowers, far beyond the conventional choices.

The term "Greed" in "50 Shades of Greed" symbolizes the ambitious desire to merge the ephemeral beauty of flowers with a lasting, permanent form. This endeavor isn't simple; it demands meticulous care and varied techniques. Different flowers necessitate distinct drying processes, each tailored to preserve their unique beauty and integrity. This name reflects the commitment to mastering these diverse methods, striving to offer a collection that embodies both the transient allure and the enduring charm of flowers.

Uniqueness

The exclusive design is a cornerstone of "50 Shades of Greed", providing customers with unique, lasting floral options that extend well beyond the typical, grass-based dried flowers, capturing the full spectrum of nature's beauty.

The name "50 Shades of Greed" not only embodies the ambitious melding of ephemeral beauty with permanence but also highlights our store's unique approach to dried flower arrangements. We pride ourselves on designs exclusively available in our store that stand out.

What Sets Us Apart

We understand the modern-day challenges of adding a touch of green to your life. Our mission? To create effortlessly elegant, sustainable dried flower arrangements for all occasions, including weddings, suited for any space and lifestyle. We craft everlasting flowers for lasting memories, perfect for busy lives and challenging green thumbs, ensuring personalized, eco-friendly beauty in every setting, sunlight or not.

The Perfect Match for Busy Lives: We know life can be a whirlwind. That's why our dried flower arrangements are ideal for those always on the go. With no watering or daily care needed, our blooms fit seamlessly into your busy lifestyle, offering natural beauty without the time commitment.

Brighten Any Corner: Ever wished to liven up that shady corner or windowless office space? Our flowers are the solution. They thrive in all environments, needing no sunlight, making them perfect for brightening up even the most challenging spaces.

No Green Thumb? No Problem: If you've ever felt gardening isn't your forte, you're not alone. "50 Shades of Greed" is here for those who love the idea of plants but haven't had luck in nurturing them. Our arrangements give you the beauty of nature without the complexity of care.

Tailored for Your Taste: Whether you prefer bold and vibrant or soft and subtle, our diverse range of dried flowers caters to every preference. We also love crafting custom designs to create the perfect piece for your unique space.

Bringing Nature to You, Effortlessly: Our store is more than just a place to buy flowers. It's a haven where you can find the perfect plant companion that asks for nothing but your enjoyment. We're dedicated to making the incorporation of natural beauty into your home or office as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Join Our Community: At "50 Shades of Greed," we're not just selling flowers; we're fostering a community that values ease, sustainability, and the timeless charm of nature. Step into our world and experience the ease of beautifying your space with our enduring, carefree floral creations.

We can't wait to help you discover the perfect, hassle-free way to greenify your space.

kind words

I purchased a customized dried flower arrangement from Aileen. I asked for the colors that can match to my newly renovated bathroom and arrangement came out perfectly. I am surprised how it stands after a few months by now. I am so delighted with my order.

- Alice

'Within the petals of everlasting flowers lies the timeless beauty that ignites our souls and creates lasting memories' - Aileen @ 50 Shades Of Greed

behind the scenes

While we love talking about all things dried flowers and décor, we know it's important to share the story behind the owner of 50 Shades of Greed. So meet Aileen, a passionate designer and maker based in Austin TX

Contact Us

Call or Text 737-343-5330

Email: Aileen@50ShadesOfGreed.com