Idea: In a large open-plan zone, a grouping of greenery creates focus. A mix-and-match assortment of complimentary glass vessels extends from the table onto the floor, adding a diaphanous weightlessness to the display. Several colored containers add vibrant highlights. The predominance of white, nude wood and organic textures also helps to extend the sense of serenity.
PLAY & DISPLAY
Idea: Construct a cool, contemporary living wall in an instant using cheap and cheerful pegboard from the hardware store. Leave your living installation on show in a hallway, bathroom or living room, or give yourself something green and tranquil to look at while sitting at your desk in your home office. Air plants are especially suited to this sort of display.
Idea: A personalized and inviting way to define different zones in an open plan area is by using plants instead of solid structures. The juxtaposition of precise geometric lines (the shelving units and coffee table) with lush plants escaping their containers as well on-trend hanging plants, or kokedama, imbues this modern space with a bohemian, almost mysterious, quality.
Idea: Leaves are the new flowers: the oversized proportions and graphic forms of monster delicious and a staghorn fern are marvelously dramatic when displayed solo in simple (but beautiful) containers.
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Idea: Conjure up the charming atmosphere of a Victorian botanist’s study by displaying greenery in an antique cabinet, vintage shop fitting or other quirky storage units. For maximum whimsy and nostalgic appeal, apothecary bottles and glass science beakers make for ideal containers. Scour junk shops and markets for old gardening accessories to include in the composition.