Stylish Ways To Decorate With Plants

Stylish Ways To Decorate
With Plants

“A beautiful plant is like having a friend around the house.” ~ Beth Ditto


If you’re fortunate enough to have a garden you will understand the thrill of cutting your own flowers and plants to use in your home decor. Plants are a great way to bring a natural element to an interior space. Create unexpected drama and visual interest by incorporating them in ways that soften aesthetics and feel welcoming. Less is really more when styling to get a curated look that doesn’t take away from the overall design of a room.

FOYER & ENTRYWAY

Alice Lane Home

Alice Lane Home

Throughout the home plants can be strategically placed in differing levels depending on the height of the plant. You can see in these foyer and entryway examples that a table or chest are perfect to place them on top of at the eye level.

Paloma Contreras Designs

Paloma Contreras Designs

These areas are also a great place to showcase plants that can be changed out for the seasons to welcome guests.

LIVING ROOM

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Our friend the fiddle leaf fig tree is a popular taller potted plant adding an updated tropical feel to any corner. These plants need special attention with proper drainage and higher humidity levels, so misting your plant regularly is suggested. If being a “green thumb” isn’t your thing there are now several sources to find faux fiddle leaf fig trees that look very real. These plants come in a lot of different sizes to accommodate filling in spaces. The tree version can grow over six feet for those extra tall ceiling heights.

Blackband Designs

Blackband Designs

A few plant leaf cuttings can be just what a corner needs to brighten a monochromatic color scheme.

Styling with plants on a coffee table or in subtle ways on bookshelves can fill in a vignette for a polished look to balance out angles and architecture.

One Kings Lane

One Kings Lane

Unique plants are great for striking up conversation like the hardy and lush chinese fan palm. Potted plants on floor levels can ground a space… this green pot is a lovely example of how the continuation of the vibrant green all the way to the floor makes it a visual stand out.

BATH & BEDROOM

Logan Killen Interiors

Logan Killen Interiors

Palms and succulents have taken interior spaces by storm, getting creative and subtly placing them in the bath and bedroom areas compliments the hard surfaces creating a spa like feel.

KITCHEN

Athena Calderone - EyeSwoon

Athena Calderone - EyeSwoon

An oversized plant arrangement placed on a grand sized kitchen island creates a jaw dropping appeal bringing the outdoors in to create harmony with sleek spaces.

Thom Filicia

Thom Filicia

Elevate your houseplant style with contemporary plant bases like these gold metal stands making this stylish space a total win.

Lori Paranjape

Lori Paranjape

This bright white kitchen with a pair of subtly blended in plants brings together the natural tones and clean lines.

HERBS

Studio McGee

Studio McGee

Growing herbs in the kitchen adds freshness and practicality… get creative by hanging wall planters as a design feature. Having your herbs readily available makes cooking with them so much easier.

SUNLIGHT

Proper sunlight and feeding can make or break a plant, read the care and instructions to ensure that your plants are thriving.

Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy

AIR FILTERING PLANTS

Plants can improve air quality by filtering the air around us. In the 1980’s the NASA Clean Air Test showed that certain plants help filter harmful toxins and pollutants in space stations. Adding these plants for cleaner air quality is a great step to your families wellness.

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Liven up your interiors and style your space with plants! With all of the technology in our lives today studies have shown that these natural elements help to reduce stress. The perfect reason to make plants a focal point in your home decor.

Cheers!

Melissa Mathe

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Year in Review: Melissa Mathe Interior Design, LLC

Year in Review:
Melissa Mathe Interior Design, LLC

"May the seeds you plant today be the flowers that bloom tomorrow!"

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In wrapping up an exciting 2017 here at Melissa Mathe Interior Design, LLC we wanted to share some "Year In Review" highlights from projects and life in the Interior Design world. We couldn't be more excited to reflect on the great things this year has brought us and the incredible new things to come.  Enjoy a peek into our 2017!

Project Highlights

Commercial Interior Design

This past Spring I attended High Point Market to see all the new things in furniture and finishes, while connecting with other Interior Designers there. This is always one of my favorite places to get inspiration!

Project Highlights

Residential Interior Design

In office news we hired a new design assistant Deb Smith and had a helpful summer intern Kaylyn Rice. We have also expanded our office space with completion of  a brand new office build-out, to house a larger catalogue and more work spaces. This was a fun project that will be revealed in the early part of next year. We can hardly wait for you to see it! 

Feature & Recognition Highlights

It has been a thrill and honor to be featured and recognized throughout the year by some of the most highly regarded publications locally and online.  This fall we attended the Richmond Time Dispatch Best Fest to celebrate with all of the Industry Category winners, taking home a third place honor.  Most recently I've accepted being on board as an Interior Design - Industry Expert for the Richmond, Virginia - River Road Living Magazine.  So keep your eyes open for my new articles!

Another exciting part of this year has been expanding the Melissa Mathe Interior Design Blog.  Sharing lot's of tips, design crushes, travel interior highlights, projects and our finds in Interior Design decor. We hope you enjoy reading what we have taken interest in showing you every month.

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We want to say thank you to our wonderful clients, vendors, reps, crew and design team for helping make 2017 and beyond a big success.  We at Melissa Mathe Interior Design appreciate all of your support and warm friendships.

From our office to you have a safe and Happy Holiday!

Melissa Mathe

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