Interior Vertical Gardens; going green in a new direction

We have all heard the coined term “going green” referring to minimizing our carbon footprint, using a certain percentage of recycled material in our products, devoting to LEED programs and so on and so on…

But what about an obvious “actually going green” approach. I frequently voice my devoted fondness for incorporating live and lush plant life into any interior space and the benefits, but this newest trend takes that idea in a whole different direction… literally!

For years we’ve seen the potted houseplants, the interior gardens in lobbies and more recently garden green rooftops speckling our sky scrappers. With keeping in the same concept, new innovators have put a different spin on how to incorporate your lovely greens into a space using a new creative objective in mind… adding a living piece of art!

Take a look at some of these interior vertical gardens

 

 

 

 

 

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Small bathroom ideas

Lets face it, not all of us have that grandiose 300 s.f. bathroom of our dreams, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have one heck of a stylish space that makes you feel refreshed. In fact, sometimes smaller spaces make for a better canvas for great design.  It’s kind of like thinking along the lines of  “if you had to paint a mural on the side of a building or a 12″x24″ canvas”, it’s just a bit easier to pull all your ideas together and make them work in sync.

Here are a few tips along with photos that really make a smaller bathroom/powder room look and feel bigger but also scream style!

create depth to give an appearance of more room, like this colored wall/open shelving

create depth to give an appearance of more room, like this colored wall/open shelving

 

use open shelved vanity so everything is not so box like and closed up, creates flow space even though it's not walkable space. Also using a smaller framed mirror so mirror doesn't overwhelm your wall.

use open shelved vanity so everything is not so box like and closed up, creates flow space even though it’s not walkable space. Also using a smaller framed mirror so mirror doesn’t overwhelm your wall.

 

use clever shelving, corner shelves take up less space

use clever shelving, corner shelves take up less space

 

you can still use fun elements, in fact it helps to break up that long stark white narrow hall feeling

you can still use fun elements, in fact it helps to break up that long stark white narrow hall feeling

 

sometimes minimal is the best solution

sometimes minimal is the best solution