VT Home is all about interior design, but it’s also easy to find inspiration in the great outdoors and the foliage of high summer. I’ve noticed that household plants and greenery in general are becoming more popular than ever in architecture as well as design. This past weekend, I ventured out to the flower market to try my hand –or should I say– ‘green thumb’ with some succulents for my own home.
The biggest trend we are seeing at the moment are ‘green walls’ or vertical gardens in interior as well as exterior spaces. Here are some my favorite inspirations as well as my own work—enjoy and go green!
This garden wall provides the ultimate backdrop to a contemporary kitchen.
This vertical garden wall creates a most dramatic mood for this sexy black slate bottom pool.
If you are not quite up to a green wall or vertical garden but want to experiment with something ‘green’ in your home decor, try a clean, modernist planter and hit the nursery for some succulents. I just did this last week and placed it on my pair of 1950’s Robsjohn Gibbings dressers aside a 1980’s sculpture.
A cool take on a green wall in this modern bathroom.
A garden wall not only looks warm and green in this minimal white staircase but it also provides a level of energy efficiency and privacy.
This wildly (pun intended) chic vertical wall garden is the perfect addition to this otherwise cool, contemporary home.
A vertical garden provides the ultimate backdrop to a swimming pool.
While we mainly specialize in interior design, we are literally climbing the walls over this Japanese garden in an otherwise modest sized urban courtyard. Vertical garden, green wall heaven.
The ultimate backdrop for your pool.
An incredible vertical orchid garden wall by fabulous French botanist, Patrick Blanc for the New York Botanical Garden.
Fantastic architecht Jean Nouvel’s Tower 25 is the perfect example of how gardens are the new minimalism.
This string garden is the ideal organic barrier to create some much needed privacy in this urban environment.