Spring has finally arrived! And with its arrival, I have been eager to fill our apartment with fresh and vibrant colors. Therefore, it did not take long for me to arrange a trip to the craft store with my mother to begin creating the Spring Edition of our seasonal floral piece rotation. Oh, how I love the piece that she created!
In my Floral Arrangements - Fall Edition blogpost, my mother and I shared our tips to create a full-bodied and vibrant floral arrangement that were applied herein to our Spring Edition. Similar to our fall edition, we chose florals and fillers that varied in color, height and texture to create a sensational and eye-catching arrangement. With my husband and me renting our apartment in downtown Chicago, the walls are still relatively bare and white as we work to accumulate an artwork collection. Therefore, we rely on other decor throughout our apartment to make it feel personal, colorful and beautiful.
For our spring floral arrangement, we chose the following color components:
- Five subtle green artichoke stems that add a unique texture and a beautiful base color to inspire the spring arrangement.
- Four vibrant and wild yellow ranunculus stems. These flowers were my contribution to the arrangement. My mother, a lover of tulips, kept grabbing tulip stems. While tulips are a lovely flower and represent the pinnacle of spring floral arrangements, I could not get enough of the wild and natural tone the yellow ranunculus add to the arrangement - my mother agreed!
- Four vivid lavender sprigs to represent another common springtime color. Similar to the fall edition, we utilized our concept of the color wheel to draw from colors from opposite ends of the wheel to create a dynamic and stimulating contrast.
For the spring floral arrangement, we further chose the following fillers and textures:
- Three pussy willow stems that add dramatic height yet subtle texture to the arrangement. Pussy willows are a common springtime floral stem with beautiful and soft whitish/grey furry buds.
- Two stems of tall, vibrant green grass to add additional filler.
- Three ditzy, floral stems with artificial white and yellow buds to draw color up to the height of the other components in the arrangement.
- Three full stems of cascading vines to serve as a buffer between the beginning of the the vase and the most voluminous point of the floral arrangement.
See the Floral Arrangements - Fall Edition blogpost for additional tips on putting all of the components together.
I love seeing this piece anytime I walk by our dining room - especially when the beautiful sunshine is pouring in through our bay windows. Hopefully my mother's talents (with my minor influence) serves as inspiration for your this spring!