Create a Biltmore-inspired spring centerpiece with easy ideas from our Floral team and the glorious arrangements they design for Biltmore House during our annual Biltmore Blooms celebration!
Spring is a favorite season at Biltmore
“I think spring is a favorite season for many of us at Biltmore,” said Lizzie Borchers, Floral Manager. “We love to celebrate the season by creating spring centerpieces and arrangements that harmonize with the décor in Biltmore House, and we also love to highlight special features with our designs.”
Each year during Biltmore Blooms, Lizzie and her team delight guests with lush floral arrangements that highlight some of the priceless portraits and fantastic furnishings in America’s Largest Home®.
Ready to create your own spring centerpiece inspired by Biltmore?
With some helpful suggestions from our Floral team, you can create a stunning design that evokes the fresh feeling of spring with a classic blue-and-white theme.
“Although we’re used to making arrangements that suit the grand scale of Biltmore House, you can use our techniques to achieve a spring centerpiece that works for your space,” said Lizzie. “Just choose a smaller container as your starting point!”
In addition to the blue-and-white blooms recommended below, try adding pretty pops of color with unexpected touches like peacock feathers or a decorative egg-filled bird’s nest as a special nod to spring.
- Neutral-colored container
- Floral oasis foam
- Dutch iris
- Caspia (white and lavender varieties)
- Cream-colored stock
- Pittosporum (potted version used in this arrangement)
- White roses
- White hydrangea
- Peacock feathers (optional)
- Decorative bird nest with eggs (optional)
Begin by cutting a piece of floral oasis foam to fit snugly inside your container. Soak it well, then begin adding the larger flowers first. Step back from time to time to see the overall effect. Once you’re satisfied with the placement of the larger elements, begin filling in with smaller flowers and greenery.
Tips from Biltmore’s Floral Team:
- Try letting some floral elements hang over the sides of the container to create movement and interest.
- Create an equally pretty spring centerpiece by using small potted plants (or permanent botanicals) rather than freshly cut flowers.
- Choose green and flowering plants of different heights for texture and interest, and add pieces of Styrofoam to lift some pots higher than others.