Clover Chadwick's Alternative Planters

Clover Chadwick's Alternative Planters

Michelle Chin
May 31, 2011

Clover Chadwick calls her style "natural, organic, balanced, with lots of movement." She's best known for high-end projects for the Emmy's and for adding flora to some of Los Angeles' poshest eateries, but her designs aren't just glitz and glamour. Clover uses only seasonal and sustainable flowers from local growers. She also has an amazing knack for re-purposing what almost anyone else would see as garbage.

Old pots, discarded restaurant-sized tin cans, old tires, a soup tureen...Chadwick and her floral design studio, Dandelion Ranch, plants everything in reclaimed containers. They also use eco-friendly foam in their arrangements.

For Alternative Apparel's flagship store on Abbot Kinney in Venice, California, Chadwick brought her creative reuse aesthetic and perfectly blended it with that of her client's. The photos above document the results (see more examples here and here). She describes the results as having, "the feel of an abandoned railroad station where nature has taken over—really green, wild and natural."

(Images: Alternative Apparel Blog / Stephen Zeigler, courtesy of Dandelion Ranch)

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