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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

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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

Femina-home of photographer and stylist Line Kay iHome of photographer and stylist Line Kay in Norway  •  Femina

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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: 56 Spaces Decorated with Giraffes

I think the first time I really noticed a giraffe from a design perspective (besides when I was at the zoo), was almost three years ago when my friend’s baby was chewing on a rubber one. You know it—the ubiquitous Sophie the Giraffe Teether by Vulli. (If you’re not up on tot stuff, guarantee you’ll notice one tomorrow.) When Martha Stewart shared the cover of the September issue with a practically life sized stuffed giraffe in her grandchild’s nursery, I knew I was past due for a post. So, now six months later, I’ve finally pulled one together. My punishment for delay is your treat — I have over 50 images for you. I know a lot of other blogs have noticed the trend too, but I hope a bunch of these are new for you. There’s quite a few nurseries with giraffes, but plenty of grownup spaces too.



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Sarah Brown •  The Coveteur

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NYC home of Rachelle Hruska founder of Guest of a Guest
Photo by Kelly Stuart  • The Glow

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Incorporated Architecture & Design

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Bailey McCarthy Interiors • Design Sponge

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Holly Marder • Houzz

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 Styled Creative for Brown Betty Bakery • Photo by Alison Conklin

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Molly Sims
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A Parisian childcare center by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes

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Studio Dror

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Serena + Lily

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Stylist Aurelie Lecuyer • ledansla

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Rachel Leigh • The Coveteur

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Broder Frauenglass Interiors

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Stylist Marion Alberge  • Designer Muriel Cibot  • Photographer Cyril Robin

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Tamara Kaye-Honey of House of Honey

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Madeline StuartElle Decor

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Martyn Lawrence Bullard

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Jonathan Adler

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Single Stone Studios

Giraffe-nursery-liz-carroll-interiorsLiz Carroll Interiors

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Home of hair & makeup artist Joey Maalouf
Photo by Ben Watts for The Coveteur

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Susan Currie Design

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Home of Paris designer Ora Ito via Sara’s Blog

GIRAFFE kids room via casaliscious

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KLM Design
Photographer Mikkel Adsbøl, • Stylist Katrine Martensen-Larsenn

Giraffe Manor, in Nairobi.

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Erika Brechtel of Small Shop Studio

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Anne Hepfer

Giraffe DR

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Lee Radziwill’s Paris apartment • Elle Decor

GIRAFFE PENGUIN bunk beds

Hillary Littlejohn Scurtis

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Photographer Mark Seelen for Australian Vogue Living

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Andrew Halliday and David Greer
Photographer Thomas Loof • House Beautiful

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Sissy + Marley

GIRAFFE play area

Jennifer Pebbles

GIRAFFE Poster

Pottery Barn Kids

Giraffe prints

The March Collective

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Lulu DK for Schumacher

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Rue Magazine
Stylist Marysia Dobrzanska • Photographer Emily Johnston Anderson

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L.A. home of stylist Juliet JerniganSous Style

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Artist Janet Hill

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Nina Garcia • Architectural Digest

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Bo Bedre
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Dinder House decorated by Ilse Crawford  • T Magazine

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Darryl Carter

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Robin Pelissier

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Skona Hem
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Sissy + Marley • Photographer Marco Ricca

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Rachel Leigh • The Coveteur

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Est Magazine

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Rosenberry Rooms

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 Ore Studios

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Photographer Teri Lyn Fisher

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