On my first day working at my very first interiors magazine the Editor asked me what I thought of a homes shoot. It was a ho-hum kitchen, but I did like the spindly geraniums that were growing on the huge windowsill. Editor looked displeased and told me that house plants were basically anti-style, hopelessly suburban.
Despite it being an outrageous bit of snobbery, I obviously internalized this opinion because now I find I’m pro cut flowers but anti house plants. And especially ones that are meant to be something like ‘design’. These wall-planters from Woolly Pocket* give me the creeps, aesthetically and entomologically. Gimme a nice geranium. What do you think?
*Their outdoor soft planters in bright colours are ace though – perfect for London’s rooftop gardeners.