4 Things to Learn About Decorating With Houseplants From Erick's Modern Organic Burbank Mix

4 Things to Learn About Decorating With Houseplants From Erick's Modern Organic Burbank Mix

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Jennifer Hunter
Jul 25, 2015
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Meet Erick. He really, really really loves plants. As someone who can't even keep a cactus alive for long, my jaw dropped when I took our recent tour of his Los Angeles home. Look at all that greenery! And I noticed a few interesting things about the specific ways he used the lush stuff that I'm gonna steal!

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More is more

Erick clearly isn't worried that he's over doing it on the greenery. He knows what he likes and he's going for it. Gotta respect that type of confidence and wow, it really works.

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You can frame anything you love

What is a frame if not a way to highlight something you find beautiful? Erick thinks plants are pretty so he left most out in the open but threw a frame around some particularly delicate, beautiful portions. It really does make you take a second look at the shape and structure of those pieces and, even with all the other other plants in his place, find new things to appreciate.

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Plants make an excellent room divider

It makes such sense to load these room dividing shelves up with plants. Because they're double-sided, they need to be filled with objects that work from either direction and are dense enough to take up visual space yet airy enough to let light through. Plants are perfect! Especially that tall top layer that makes the arrangement feel like a true tool for division rather than just bookshelves.

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Don't waste the leaves

See how Erick wrapped the stems of his cut flowers in large leaves to hide the chaos? So chic! I've noticed this trick on professional bouquets over the years, but somehow I never think to employ it in my own attempts at grocery store sourced arrangements. It really ups the style factor with so little effort. I'm sold.

For more plant and home goodness, see the whole tour right here: Erick's Modern Organic Burbank Mix

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