They are pots and perches to present your houseplants in style

Houseplants were in the company of many of us at the time of the pandemic, and the good news is that every home has plants, whether small or large, well lit or not.

They can also be displayed in the virtual jungle of stylish containers.

“I love incorporating plants into our interiors,” says Mel Bean, a designer in Tulsa, Oklahoma, “both for their sense of life and for their help in improving indoor air quality. I prefer large plants in large containers over many small pots. It makes a dramatic impression while feeling sculptural rather than crowded. ”


Bean’s favorite store is Bloomscape, which offers a wide range of simple cookware in soft shades made from 80% recycled ocean plastic. There are practical wheeled saucers for larger plants and bamboo racks that fit the tile.

Other great options for planters and racks:

IDEAS FOR SMALL AREAS

Clever shapes such as a smooth-sided flowerpot that can serve as a bookcase on the shelf can solve the problems of limited space.

“It’s a unique, interesting and especially innovative idea for anyone living in an apartment or small space,” Jennifer Aldrich, lifestyle editor at Better Homes & Gardens, recently wrote in the magazine.

The sea green, hand-glazed surface of Holistic Habitat Pita booklets gives them a handcrafted look. And Urban Outfitters ’bookshops also serve a dual purpose; the terracotta glaze gives them a nice look on the shelf.

Miijmoj Design turns the cantilevered oak board into a bookcase and adds a cylindrical vase that can be filled with aerial plants or a single stem.

Pedestal planters literally and figuratively raise vegetation.

New York-based Brooklyn-based Tortuga Living has partnered with Farrah Sittel, founder of Light + Ladder Studio on the Platform Vessel Collection. The concrete and stone terrazzo bowls and flower pots of different sizes are inspired by the geometric forms of Bauhaus architecture and can be used both indoors and outdoors.

Chen-Yen Wei and Hung-Ming’s Chen Story Planter, a series of rising containers, can be paired with the Story Book Shelf, so plants and books are presented in a vertical stack with a compact footprint.

“It wasn’t an easy task, although it seems very simple,” Hung-Ming says in the studio’s mission statement. “We hope people see it as a quiet, functional sculpture.”

Or simply use a small tray table, such as the Smith & Hawken black steel frame table, with a removable wooden tray top.

CHAIRERS

Many flower pots themselves are works of art. Jonathan Adler’s Muse Dora Maar planter was inspired by the muse of the French poet, painter and Picasso. A modernist carved face surrounds the cement vessel; filled with feathered ferns or tall slender wood would add an extra dimension to the profile.

In the middle of the century, Arthur Umanoff’s 1961 r attan and steel seed drill could be an elegant addition to a room with a similar aesthetic look. And the warm, wavy texture would look great in a contemporary boho-inspired or maximalist-themed space.

Textured or corrugated ceramics, especially with a matte finish, highlight even the most basic houseplant. You’ll find affordable options in the Target Opalhouse and Project 62 collections.

At Lightology, Kenneth Cobonpue’s brushed, oxidized metal Boulders flowerpots bring a masculine, mid-century feel to the table.

Brittany Farinas, director of Miami’s House of One design firm, is researching “botanical art” as a preserved moss wall in a recent project.

“There are countless options for designing with canned moss,” he says.

“Not only does it bring life and momentum to the home, but it also acts as a conversational piece.”

Farinas worked with the Miami Plant the Future team on the moss wall. The design studio also operates a shop that offers wood shapes such as beetle balls or moss-filled driftwood troughs. The gnarled, weathered specimens in which green lumps peek out of the fissures are natural artifacts.

Wall planters are a fun way to play with houseplants. If you have a multicolored collection, snapping on the wall can create an indoor jungle or conservatory atmosphere. Choosing a more assorted lineup — say cacti, succulents, or a variety of bouncing grapes — creates an artistic, architectural look.

Holistic Habitat Romy’s wall planter collection features curved white ceramic cylinders that blend with the sculptural art and the vegetation placed in it. Then there’s the Geo, with a thin copper circle in the clay pot; it is a living lamp.

SELECTORS

The Swedish company Wetpot offers a watering can to ensure that it does not get over or under water. The terracotta planter, available in two sizes for some smaller plants or possibly a potted fern, is housed in a hand-blown glass container; fill the reservoir and the plants will pick up what they need.

Eli Manekin, Loop Living, designed a thoughtful collection of watering can holders that hang elegantly from the wall or ceiling on wooden poles, buttons or loops.

FLEXIBILITY

The pots in the Arhaus Miramar combine a spacious bowl and a tall cylinder so that the plants can be transferred from the first small home to the more spacious digs as they grow.

The cart makes a smart plant table that can be moved to catch the sun. Ferm Living’s sleek, powder-coated steel planting box, a bestseller on 2Modern’s website, is available in shades such as rose, gray and olive; full of green, it can serve as a nice room divider.

Hanging macrame seed drills evoke the atmosphere of the ’70s. Options available online include Hay’s cool Phanta hanger, in black, green or blue, and made from recycled material.

Or make your own. Visit www.kenarry.com for instructions on a simple structure that can fit any size container. Www.hellonest.co is a bit more upbeat, but still only uses three knots. A video walks you through the process.

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