Having at one time worked for an interior plant company, I can claim guilt for installing the extremely boring typical office plants. Admittedly, they often have an air of randomness that comes from the fact that generally little design thought goes into the process. But this office garden shakes it up a bit in a way that I hope is as inspiring to you as it is to me.
Breaking down the success points:
1. There is power in numbers. Lots of pots, of the same color and style, but sized differently are visually impactful.
2. Water gardens (even very small ones) are a great way to draw in people. Plants excite the senses -- fresher air and the visual appeal of green can be exteneded when you add the movement and sound of water.
3. The white pebbles completley transform this garden. Without them it would be a collection of brown pots on a black terrace. But with the contrast of white, suggesting dirt and some other place entirely, the whole thing is suddenly tied together in a neat and tidy fashion. (Genius!)
4. Varied plant texture keeps it interesting. In general varied texture keeps all kinds of designs interesting and gardens are no different. The Garden Designers Round Table was discussing this yesterday if you want to get more garden texture inspiration check out their website for a whole list of posts from garden designers across the US and UK.
This office was created by My Sunny Balcony who designs interesting gardens of all sorts in Bangalore, India.
Images: my sunny balcony