Plants and florals have been ubiquitous this season. Imagine Day of the Triffids (in a good way) and you’re nearly there. Interpretations of the trend fall across catwalks, soft furnishings, wall coverings and accessories in equal measure. A quick whip around some interior haunts this week confirmed that living walls, interior gardening and exotic home-jungles are big, big news. This time however, (unlike the 70s when no self-respecting living room was without a macrame hanger and a spider plant or the 90s when it was illegal not to have a peace lily in the lounge) the plants de jour are almost impossible to kill! Succulents in their huge variety are so darn hardy and independent, they barely even need watering. Basically they’re the polar opposite of your needy hanging basket.
Cactus vases : as seen at Conran
On then to then to the masterstroke for us serial(plant) killers….. am literally beside myself with the discovery (these are surely going to revolutionize homes and workspaces for the forseeable). The interiors artizan that is Abigail Ahern introduced her range of stunning succulent plants last year and they’ve proved so popular, her new season collection is bursting with them. Artificial, faux, mock…call them whatever adjective you choose , I call them GENIUS. Have a browse on her site and see them in dreamy room sets and then add one straight on your need-not-want list. (NB this slate wall panelling is faux too… how great is fake!)