In Charleston, Heather Barrie of Gathering Floral & Event Design conceives landmark arrangements combining a spring palette with patina of the American College of the Building Arts, housed in the historic Old City Jail.

Heather Barrie's Spring Palette arrangementsA whitewashed wall is an ideal canvas for this burst of coral blossoms. FLOWER LIST:

  • ‘Rilona’ amaryllis
  • bromeliad buds
  • lisianthus
  • ranunculus

Heather Barrie's Spring Palette arrangementsA pewter pitcher pewter pitcher overflowing with happy yellow flowers adds an unexpected ray of sunshine to this neutral corner nook. FLOWER LIST:

  • bupleurum
  • chamomile
  • forsythia
  • freesia
  • ranunculus
  • stock

Heather Barrie's Spring Palette arrangementsAn ACBA student’s stone pillar nods to antiquity while balancing the shock factor of this explosion of Schiaparelli pink. FLOWER LIST:

  • anemones
  • ‘Rosea’ astrantia
  • freesia
  • ‘Baronesse’ garden roses
  • ‘Felix Supreme’ peonies
  • ‘Paula Fay’ peonies
  • ranunculus
  • seeded eucalyptus

Heather Barrie's Spring Palette arrangementsRudimentary brick and mortar complements this monochromatic, informal arrangement in a traditional compote. FLOWER LIST:

  • dusty miller
  • flannel flowers
  • lisianthus
  • maidenhair fern
  • nerines
  • parrot tulips
  • poppies
  • scented geraniums
  • spray roses

Heather Barrie's Spring Palette arrangementsPastel blooms are all aboard on this weathered, wooden set. FLOWER LIST:

  • anemones
  • delphinium
  • hyacinths
  • lisianthus
  • nigella pods
  • scabiosas
  • viburnum

Learn more about the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston.


Produced by Pamela Hanes

Photography by Christopher Shane

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