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Works from our vast art collection come alive via the vibrant floral arrangements of Art in Bloom. Comprised of more than 25 pieces beautifully crafted by our floral design team, each stunning arrangement in this Biltmore House display artfully interprets the colors, textures, forms, and shapes from the painting, sculpture, print, or tapestry that inspired its creation.

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Location

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Date

04/01/2021 - 05/27/2021

Hours

Daily

Cost

Included with admission

Design & Inspiration

Designed by Christy Leonard, this arrangement is inspired by the 16th century tapestry,
“Vulcan Forging and Spreading the Net” that hangs above the massive Banquet Hall table.
Eleven feet in length, the arrangement features poppies moss, grape vines, and sea grasses.

Designer Lucinda Ledford’s notes and work in progress inspired by the two Renoirs on display
in the Breakfast Room, one of which is entitled “Young Boy with An Orange.”
The arrangement pays homage to the colors, play of light, and softness of the two paintings.

Working from her notes and photographs, designer Christy Leonard arranges poppies
within what will become the largest piece she’s ever created: 11 feet in length!

Designer Jodee Mitchell’s sketchbook with ideas and inspiration for her floral representation
of the Boldini portrait of Edith Vanderbilt displayed in the Tapestry Gallery.

Taking inspiration from the Durer Wood Block Print Collection in the Morning Salon,
designer Don Halloway’s collection of glass-domed cabinets feature handmade
paper butterflies, grape hyacinth, gilded branches, and bird nests.

The Overmantels crowning the Tapestry Gallery’s fireplaces served as inspiration
for designer Jodee Mitchell’s floral arrangement, which beautifully captures the colors
and curvilinear elements with the use of fringy parrot tulips and curled branches.