We know that plants make us happier, helps us recharge and even be more productive.Using plants in modern design is even more of a challenge because modern design seems to demand clean lines and simplicity. However, that doesn’t mean modern interiors need to forego greenery.
There are ways to make it work and bring plants into the design as a creative layer that is equally as important as the other accessories in the room.
Plants can be as expressive as a work of art.expert advice considered what resonated in the designers’ concepts and centered on the plant lighting, design purpose, and maintenance.
Apart from the obvious design aspect of the process, it’s important to know what is going to live in a space and what is manageable around the lifestyle of the homeowner. No one likes to kill plants!
Proposed Green Design
To start this process, the designers created niches and special areas that could serve more than one purpose and artfully display well-chosen plant and pots on the floor plan.
Cacti fit into a modern environment naturally given their geometric forms. The world within a world, the cacti were used here to create a mini-landscape and condense a whole plant story into one ceramic base, which is unique and useful for apartment living.
The sand and stone bring in some earthy elements and serve as a canvas for the variety of cacti shapes
Complementing Plants with Decor
Using the valuable indirect light in the bedroom, a small leafed Fiddle Leaf Fig in a square white pot was placed in an empty corner, which helps to round out the room.
Small details make for a warmer home, like these two naturally-shaped vases placed on the bedroom windowsill. Black cabbage and an Air Plant were used here.
Another small ecosystem of succulents and cacti was created to add a point of interest for the multi-faceted mirror, which beautifully reflected all of the green elements.
The final challenge (and one of the most important tasks) was to create a kitchen environment that was functional, beautiful and ties in with the entire space. There’s nothing more pleasing and convenient for a home chef than picking herbs right from their own garden.
It’s even more rewarding when you live in a city, so a small herb container was installed in the kitchen window to make the most of the light and to bring some edible plants into the mix like Lavender, Basil, Thyme, and Oregano.
The container is also small enough to bring right to the counter during cooking and also, allows for window opening.
The kitchen feels less modular by adding this organic shaped pot with Jade on the counter. It also enhances the subtle richness found on the accent wall and kitchen cabinets.