After spending hours strolling around the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show last week, all I can think about is plants. Ferns, succulents, veggie patches, herbs on the windowsill, graceful natives, bulbs, basil and bougainvillias.
Genty Marshall represents a new generation in design trend analysis and forecasting. Within this age of trend-watchers the editing of information to provide a basis for action is a specialised skill. The careful selection of relevant and actionable trends for a diverse range of clients was the guiding principle for Genty to start her own international consultancy, New Black Global Trends.
But despite the perfect weather and a wicked green thumb, there isn’t a patch of earth in my 2nd floor apartment and if I put another pot on my balcony it will probably collapse.
So for myself as much as anyone I’ve put together some of my favorite indoor greening designs for a modern interior. Time to get dirty.
Sky Planter by BOSKKE. Available through Design For Use.
Urban Garden plant bag by Patrick Nadeau for Authentics.
Design Futures at Decoration + Design has provided an inspirational jumping point for many interior designers and architects, providing an inspired look at the future; how that future influences the way we live, interact, socialise and work; and how that in turn affects design.
Design Futures returns to Melbourne at Decoration + Design from 19 – 22 July 2012 – registrations are now open so you can register to visit and witness Genty’s fourth installment of this inspiring trend platform.