Plant Life Balance

Hanging Out with Evette Moran

Bars, restaurants and cafes across Australia are flexing their green thumbs in the art of biophilic design, recognising that plants aren’t just awesome-looking but create great vibes too. The Botanica Vaucluse is part of a growing trend of Sydney restaurants to open its doors to brunch-goers looking to breathe some seriously fresh air.

The Botanica Vaucluse is part of a growing trend of Sydney restaurants to open its doors to brunch-goers looking to breathe some seriously fresh air. With cascading botanicals and a paddock-to-plate approach, it has quickly become the most instagrammable new eatery in the inner city and developed a reputation as the perfect location to soak up the benefits of plants – both in its food and aesthetic.

Evette Moran, co-owner and lead designer at The Botanica says that bringing exterior environments into a beautifully designed interior adds value to the living experience and quality of life for customers.

“It’s lovely to bring beauty into the world when so much is going on out there.”

With her strong link to nature and design, Evette collaborated with Plant Life Balance to develop the Hanging Botanica look – an entertaining space featuring elegant ferns and tropical beauties cascading from the ceiling, inspiring fellow plant enthusiasts to apply the style in their own space.

“A lot of people are so connected to their WIFI and computers and their concrete jungles, it’s refreshing for people to come to this natural-looking oasis where you can unwind and de-stress from today’s worries,” says Evette. “Having a lot of the hanging plants, especially the Boston Ferns, it just creates a really lush, tropical, botanical feel.”

Here are some plants to get you started:

  • Devil’s Ivy
  • Needlepoint Ivy
  • Dichondra ‘Silver Falls’
  • Hoya ‘Black’
  • Chain of Hearts

Designed by Evette, the new Hanging Botanica look is now available in the Plant Life Balance app.

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