I recently read somewhere that the trend a particular designer was most tired of was “seeing succulents in every modern decor scheme.” Huh? Wait, is that a thing or rather was that a thing and I missed it completely?
Now that they’re on my radar I’m seeing then everywhere—chic local florists like Spruce, mass retailers Target and Home Depot and, yes, modern home stores such as West Elm and CB2. I like what I see.
Succulents are so called because of the juice or sap they store in their thick leaves which helps them stay healthy with very little watering. As such, they require almost no maintenance and have a lovely, clean, almost sculptural presentation that fits well into contemporary settings but also works nicely in more traditional rooms. Varieties range from plump, bright green and rounded to spiky, edgy, cactus types.
You can display these versatile plants in low profile bowls, planters, terrariums or even teacups. They do need sunshine so may need to periodically spend time in a sunny window daycare (don’t worry precious, mommy always comes back), if the spot you’ve chosen for them doesn’t get a lot of natural light.
The trend is obviously still alive and well. Let’s assume that designer was off on this one.
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145 Prairie Creek Rd.
Spectacular home in one of the finest western suburban neighborhoods, Wild Meadows South. 2004 construction, .58 acre professionally manicured private lot. Adjacent to Medina Gold and Country Club, this neighborhood boasts large lots, custom home of distinction and trails woven through acres of naturally vegetated green space. 5,700 finished square feet with five bedrooms, six baths, and finished walkout basement.
by Laurie Junker
Photos courtesy of Spruce Flowers & Home