Breath­ing life into your home - A guide to in­door landscaping -By An­dre Ca­mara

A GUIDE TO IN­DOOR LANDSCAPING

The Luxury Collection - - Contents - -By An­dre Ca­mara

“Bring­ing the Out­side, In­side!” A phrase pop­u­lar with builders, de­vel­op­ers, in­te­rior de­sign­ers & dec­o­ra­tors alike. An idea that evokes a sense of warmth, fresh­ness and ex­cite­ment all at the same time. A tech­nique used by in­te­rior de­sign­ers through the ages for that quick dec­o­rat­ing tool. What is it that makes this such an in­dis­pens­able tech­nique? The answer is as sim­ple as the tool it­self - It is nat­u­ral! Man has al­ways found com­fort in the nat­u­ral sur­round­ings. Be it a man­i­cured land­scape, pic­turesque gar­den or even a small pa­tio out­side your house, it is the sheer con­nect to na­ture that en­ables your senses to ease into the nat­u­ral set­ting that it has cre­ated. Bring­ing the out­doors in­side is a phe­nom­e­non by which plants & land­scapes have been de­signed to be brought in­side the built space and sus­tain un­der par­tially ar­ti­fi­cial con­di­tions. Now I say ‘de­signed’ with the ut­most im­por­tance, be­cause not any plant can be put in­doors and be ex­pected to flour­ish. There is a sci­ence be­hind the se­lec­tion and or­gan­i­sa­tion of in­door plants that may not nec­es­sar­ily be a her­culean ex­er­cise to com­pre­hend, but with the help of a sim­ple cheat sheet, al­most any­one can achieve a thriv­ing in­door land­scape.

One ques­tion con­stantly asked by my clients when I sug­gest in­door land­scape in a space is, ‘do I need to main­tain them?’ Well, of course you do! But in this ar­ti­cle I will be pro­vid­ing a cheat sheet which will help you nur­ture that green thumb you know is hid­ing deep down in­side of you.

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