Allison Denny, owner and lead designer, is passionate about all aspects of floral design and connecting with clients on a personal level.  Her creativity, insistence on using the freshest, most gorgeous stems together with her attention to detail and client care have set her apart in the Chicago floral industry.  Allison maintains her priority of staying closely involved with the buying, styling, production and client relationships in every design project- large or small.  

Stems opened in 2001 when owner Allison and a partner opened the original retail store at Grand & Halsted.  Her vision to provide unique, unexpected floral for every occasion- celebrations, gifts, corporate events, subscriptions, weddings- came to life and was embraced by the Chicagoland community.

In 2003, with a growing event business, Stems opened an additional branch, Studio Stems, to provide a beautiful showroom and workspace to expand the special event and wedding services.  As the success story continued, Stems consolidated the retail store, design studio and offices into one flagship location at 850 North Ashland.