A Healthy addition to your home, but do they fit the minimalist Mid-Century Mojo?
We’ve had a love-hate relationship with plants at AcornHill. At one time we had over 80 plants and I lovingly cared for them and felt good about them happily eating carbon dioxide and producing oxygen.
Since that time, we’ve pared down our house plants to about 5-6 somewhat sickly looking specimens that I am seriously considering euthanizing. As we evolve our decor from over-the-hill to Mod, it just seems a minimalist vibe is part of the look. Which means no plants or limited plants – and perhaps plants of a certain type. Are there Mod Plants?
On one hand, they do scrub the air. Not only do they produce oxygen, based on a recent article in the Wall Street Journal they can scrub the air of up to 75% of VOC's - which is compelling, causing us to rethink making AcornHill a plant free zone.
On the other hand, they can be messy and dirty, attracting dust and mites and spider webs. I like gardening and don’t mind digging in the dirt, but in the home, a dirty eyesore isn't the look we are after.
I did a little visual research to see what options were out there and a sampling of pictures follows.
What works, what doesn’t? What are your thoughts? Thumbs up or down with houseplants?
Shine on! Braxton
|Plants captured in mass plantings seems clean, more modern.|
|Small, tidy, succulent in a modern planter seems to work here|
|Cacti in mod oversized planters look pretty cool|
|Architectural aspect of Mother-in-law's tongue seems to fit...|
|I like the Jade plant in this environ - again, tidy, looks healthy, cohabits well with wall art|
|Cast Iron plants here in a tidy row bring some life to this sterile setting|
|Again, the captured mass plantings here look great, tidy - not octopussy tendrils climbing everywhere|
|Looks great, modern. Tidy line of spikey plants works. I like the tighter, cleaner plants. Seems more modern.|
|Nice captured planting. Not too overgrown. Clean, but not quite as modern as the succulent family.|
|More typical room styling for plant lovers, nice sunny window for them. Mod setting, and plants add some life, but a little messy for me - a little to Victorian in its plantness for my taste.|