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Plant Life Balance Predicts: nostalgia for nature

In December 2019, Plant Life Balance released Australia’s first-ever plant trend report after months of  research and chats with the experts to find out why people buy plants and from where; Australia’s favourite plant species; where we get our plant-spiration from; and what we find the biggest challenges in plant care to be.

Each month we’ll dive into a new trend to spill the dirt on what’s hot in the world of plants in 2020.

As we become more attuned to the benefits of nature, we’re being inspired to bring the outdoors in like never before. Interiors are branching out from a focus on indoor-plants to a more holistic embrace of the natural world.

THE PREDICTION: Interiors that embrace the natural world

We’re seeing this come to life in three ways.

A fresh take on green

A fresh take on green is making its way into interior stylists’ workbooks, with minty hues and soft sage set to splash bedroom, bathroom and living room walls. These muted greens give oxygen to other earthy tones, in particular the ever popular terracotta which continues to flourish across fabrics, furniture, and plant wares.

Wallpaper botanics

Walls are an opportunity to show creativity, a blank canvas ready to transform. Backed by international designers like Gucci, temporary wallpapers take the limelight as a way to blur the outdoor world with the inner. Plant Life Balance predicts it’s only a matter of time until our walls are creeping with printed plants of our favourite species.

With Australians spending 90% or more of their time indoors, walls are the perfect place to merge bold botanical illustrations with living plants in indoor spaces. Temporary wallpapers are a particularly great option for plant-lovers, renters, and small apartment dwellers who want to further embellish their indoor spaces with nature but may be short on space.

Bring your botanical wallpaper alive with a seamless transition to matching plants to create your ideal room feel, whether that’s a tropical jungle, a Havana holiday, or a soft sanctuary amongst leaves.”

Suzy Coassin

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I was just asked in an interview how we manage difficult clients. My answer was that we really don't have many at all. Because we work mostly with interior designers we are working with professionals who understand the industry and who have a vision. We merely help them achieve it. This magnificent installation by one of our very talented and incredibly easy clients @lacuna_spaces using BABYLON is a case in point #workwiththebest #worklife #wallpaper #interiordesign #instadecor #installation #decor #carasavenwalldesign #design #decorate #madeinsa . . . #hoteldecor #interiorinspo #interioraddict #decorlover #decoraddict #apartmenttherapy #apartmentliving #featurewall #bathroomdesign

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Earthen basics

A preference for hand-crafted and locally-made natural products, coupled with an increasing interest in sustainability, is being reflected in the design and style of Australian homes. In 2020, interior decorating inspiration will come from handmade clays in all of their organic-form glory, natural linens that become gentle and soft with time, and honeyed timbers that open indoor spaces.

Your planters should continue the language of your interior. We are seeing a preference towards long term investments, so look for planters in neutral shades and simple classic shapes.”

Jason Chongue

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Another @jonesnatalie styling genius situation

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Head to your local Plant Life Balance accredited nursery to see what kinds of locally-made ceramics they have in stock – and while you’re there, why not find a new leafy friend to live in it? 🌿

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