Spring Spirea: A Floral Arrangement by James’ Daughter

In some cases, a floral arrangement begins with a particular flower that inspires the whole creation. In others, the starting point is another element like the occasion being celebrated or the vessel. For florist Lisa Przystup, whose James’ Daughter is based in Brooklyn, it was a tall Irving Place Studio vase that inspired this minimalist creation, which she put together while traveling on the West Coast. 

“When you’re working with taller vases, start by creating height with flowering branches or something like spirea as a base to create height and drama,” says Lisa, who is a journalist-turned-florist. For this delicate springtime arrangement, she turned to spirea because it has the “prettiest little white flowers and beautiful lines,” which played well against the modern simplicity of the vase. To round out the sweet-smelling floral feature, Lisa first added acacia and then filled it out with anemones and spray roses. It’s feminine, fresh and easy to recreate at home! XXJKE 


Photos: Brittany Wood