Erin Ostreicher is the passionate owner behind Nectar & Root. The name nectar & root embodies Erin’s love for the sweet, alluring process of floral design and the pure fulfillment that each collaborative project brings about and to the surface.
Long before Erin was a true florist, she walked into a Vermont boutique and saw a farm table with the most unique and natural floral display on it. A tall clear vase held amaryllis still on the bulb and boughs of greenery and roots. She was struck by how unfussy yet exquisite of a picture it made. She continues to imagine that authentic design and how it was driven by native, gorgeous materials as the base of what the vase inhabits even to this day.
Erin graduated from Skidmore College with a concentration in studio art and creative writing. She went on to graduate from Columbia’s summer publishing course, and she later earned a certificate in floral design focusing on all there is to learn about flower arranging from the New York Botanical Gardens.
In 2019 Erin received the national Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award for the State of Vermont through the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Erin has studied under renowned global floral designers including Siren Floral Company, Amy Merrick, Foret, and Saipua, and she has provided her services in a range of settings from Brooklyn’s urbanized Green Building to Vermont’s historical Coach Barn at Shelburne Farms.
After ten years of running her own business, Erin is still constantly learning about herself and her design process, and pushing the edge of what moves and excites her creatively with flowers. She loves love stories, and lives in Stowe with her partner Mark.