I have this corner of my dining room that is a little on the empty side. I don't need or want any extra furniture in the space and my soon-to-be-hung curtain panels will help fill it up a bit, so I was thinking of shoving some TBD accent chair over there and calling it day. My mother suggested getting a plant, and my first thought was something along the lines of:
"Decorating with plants gone awry," exhibit a & b:
See how these plants fill that corner up SO NICELY?
Don't get me wrong, I know you can accessorize with a good plant now and then, but this is what my gut reaction was. And aside from the odd orchid (which I have knack for killing) I was all, "No plants for me thankyouverymuch." I didn't give it another thought until I was perusing One Kings Lane for stuff I don't need when I saw this quote from Erinn Valencich in her Tastemaker Tag Sale.
"My favorite decorating tricks? Hang your curtains close to the ceiling for drama. And I believe every home should have a living tree in the living room - Fiddle Fig Leafs are a personal favorite."
Curious, I immediately thought of the oft-seen Peter Dunham Fig Leaf fabric. Some Google searching and some Pinterest stalking later and I realized I'd been missing out on the whole "stylish-plant-in-the-room" thing for a while. I'm so off-trend and not hip. Sigh.
Lonny, March 2012
Grant K. Gibson via
Ken Fulk via House Beautiful
Emily Henderson (I think) via
Peter Dunham via House Beautiful
Apparently you can get these from IKEA.
Now there is just the matter of purchasing (and not killing) my own Fiddle Fig Leaf tree.
Are you rethinking decorating with plants? (Or did you already subscribe to this train of thought?)