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Montage: 25 White Rooms With Plants

Decorating with plants is a thing now. I suppose, with the emphasis on nature and bringing the outdoors in, the re-appearance of the houseplant was inevitable. But why did they go away in the first place? It’s not like a plant should be a style statement. But yeah, it was, and is.

Houseplants were very in vogue in the 1970s. Decorating with plants probably started taking hold in the ’60s, with all the hippies, potters, and peace/free love stuff happening. Chunky gold wool and macramé plant hangers and brown glazed ceramic pots were a hallmark of 1970s interior design. Growing up, our house was rife with spider plants. I also remember my mother having plants called Wandering Jews. What’s up with that?

While platforms, cork wedges, flares, and jumpsuits came ’round again much more quickly, decorating with plants, macramé plant holders, and artsy crafty textile wall hangings have just returned to the mainstream as stylish interior accents. Of course, if you’re attuned to these sorts of style matters, you well know that it’s succulents, cacti, and air plants that hold the spotlight.

I’m seeing more and more examples of people decorating with plants all over Pinterest, as well as real estate sites, as more and more sellers become savvy to staging. A well-placed indoor tree never fell out of favor with designers and stylists who needed to add life and height to interior photos. But now we’re seeing maker and style types in general decorating with plants.

I often have a succulent in my living room. I like the idea of growing an aloe plant, lest I need fresh aloe for a burn or somesuch ailment. Trader Joe’s sells succulents for rather little money. Even if I can’t keep them alive for long, succulents have a more extended lifespan than flowers. I’ve also taken to buying stalks of bamboo at Ikea. They really thrive. I tried my hand at airplants too, but it turns out that even though they don’t need dirt, airplants need to be soaked in water overnight every few weeks. All three of my airplants died within six months. I haven’t had a cactus in a while. Maybe I should get a cactus.

These 25 of-the-moment white rooms feature plenty of plants—succulents, cacti, leaves and branches in vases, and common houseplants, in corners, as centerpieces, as part of mantlepiece and credenza vignettes, hanging in kitchens, and tucked into corners in the bedroom.

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Home of Happy Interiors blogger
Photo by Lina Gavénaité  •  Llamas Valley Magazine

apartment of Brechtje interior designer and stylist Jantien de Bood – Inside Out Magazine

Apartment of interior designer and stylist Jantien de Bood
 Inside Out Magazine via French By Design

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Arhitektura Budjevac

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Catskills home  •  Photo by Maxwell Tielman  •  Design Sponge

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Australian country home  •  Photo by Tara Pearce  •  Design Sponge

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Geo wall art DIY project  by  Vintage Revivals

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Copper tubing plant rod DIY project by Plan B by Morganours

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L.A. apartment of graphic designer/photographer/blogger Jessica Comingore
Photo by Jennifer Young  •  The Everygirl

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Design by Orlando Soria  •  Photo by Tessa Neustadt  •  via Apartment 34

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Quebec apartment offered on Renter’s Pages

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Austin, Texas home  •   Apartment Therapy

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Catskills home  •  Photo by Maxwell Tielman  •  Design Sponge

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Bedroom makeover of designlovefest blogger Bri Emery  •  Photo by Laure Joliet

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Home of Fashion Toast blogger Rumi Neely
Photo by Tessa Neustadt   •  Elle

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Home of Avenue Lifestyle blogger Holly Marder

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Brooklyn brownstone bedroom design by Kelly Behun Studio
Photo by Douglas Friedman   •  New York Magazine 

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Australian country home  •  Photo by Tara Pearce  •  Design Sponge

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Home of Smitten Studio blogger Sarah Sherman Samuel

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Upcycled leather sofa DIY project by Vintage Revivals

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Manhattan Beach home by West Haddon Hall  •  Photo by Bethany Nauert

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Apartment offered by Swedish real estate agency Stadshem

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Apartment offered by Swedish real estate agency Erik Olsson

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DIY plant shelf project  •  A Beautiful Mess  •  Photo by Sarah Rhodes

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Montage: 52 DIY Headboards

As a less expensive follow up to last month’s Montage: 47 Upholstered Headboards, I want to share this collection of headboards that are re-purposed, up-cycled, and the like. There are headboards fashioned from doors, decals, mirrors, mantles, tapestries, chalkboards, room dividers, architectural elements, iron gates, pegboard, plywood, and more. DIY and v intage aren’t really my thing, but there are some good ideas here.I know this topic has been done, done, and done, but I hope a number of these images are new to you.

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Photographer Paul Whicheloe

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Alexandra Angle

House and Home

a  home on Cape Cod

Tom Scheerer – House Beautiful

Antonio Martins

Home of illustrator Courtney Wotherspoon – Design Sponge

Alvhem Makleri

Montana Burnett Design

Stylist Christine Puech’s bedroom – Marie Claire Maison

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Photographer Debi Treloar

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Dreamy Whites 

French by Design

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Rue Magazine

Anthropologie

Pot and Kettle Studios

I Am Momma Hear Me Roar

Apartment Therapy – Caitlin, Beacon Hill

Interior Design Magazine

Cookie Magazine

Elle Decor

Côté Sud

Apartment Therapy

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Katrin ArensMarie Claire Maison

Design Sponge

Photographer Maree Homer for Real Living

Olivieri Mobili

Blik

The Brick House

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Photographer Douglas Friedman

Lonny Magazine

House to Home

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Solis Betancourt – Southern Accents 

T. Keller Donovan

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Serena & Lily

Traditional Home

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House Roelens

Dave Coote

Domino 

Ace Hotel, NYC

Mademoiselle Tiss

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Montage: 47 Bunny Rabbit Rooms

Bunnies were out and about riding the (cotton) tails of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland in 2010, but the trend didn’t end there. While I wouldn’t say the rabbit is the “it” creature of the moment (post on those in coming weeks), they’ve certainly been hopular. (Sorry.) Last week we posted a trend roundup “Hip Hop” on The Inside Source, and in honor of Easter I’m following up here, with quite a few great bunny rabbit rooms; not all of them for kids.

Bodie et Fou—photographer Francois Kong—stylist Karine Kong

via mokkasin

Orange Street Design

via Garance Doré—Piper Perabo’s home

via le dans la

stylist Heather Nette King

via Norske Interiorblogger

Photographer Julie Ansiau via Miluccia Miluccia

painted walls by Bartsch studio via plentyofcolour

photographer Celina Fallböm

Anthropologie, Boston  |  artist Clare Goddard

Bob O’Connor Photography |  Bunny Williams : )

Douglas Friedman Photography   |   Sandra Aslaksen Photography

Cinq Mai Photography |   Coral and Tusk

Traditional Home

Avotakka   |  Onszelf

Left: Margarita Lorenzo, Chocolate Creative
Right: Home of Chanel accessories designer Laetitia Crahay via Marie Claire

Left: Home of Chanel accessories designer Laetitia Crahay via Marie Claire
Right: Window of a NoLIta boutique

Sea of Shoes  |   via French by Design

Graffiti on Bowery, NYC   |   via Love Made Me Do It

Lulu Frost, Onward Lulu

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CDC Stores

Interior Magasinet    |   stylist Leesa O’Reilly

Shadow puppet wall decals by Areaware.

Muffin & Mani Wallcoverings  |   via Miluccia Miluccia

Catalina Estrada   |   101 Woonideen

kasin blogspot   |   Pope’s Mule

Shareen Joel Design  |   via Design Skool

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Marie Claire Maison

via Imagine Childhood

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