In full bloom!
Finally, my favorite time of the year when everything is in full bloom! Parks, gardens, terraces but also planters. This is when I realize how overwhelming choosing the right container can be: there are so many shapes, sizes, and materials, not to mention that indoors and outdoors are treated differently.
I like to start thinking about the purpose of the planter. Should it be integrated in the architecture or should it be an accent piece?
I use planters as architectural elements when I want to hide something or create a screening. For example, take a look at how these Hive planters from the French brand Ego Paris help camouflage an unattractive umbrella stand when used without their stand:
Another way to integrate plants into the architecture is to make them part of the furniture. Several brands offer modular coffee tables with integrated planters. The Kaja coffee table by Keneth Cobonpue is a good example:
I also find the Mozaix tables from royal Botania quite clever:
When the purpose of the planter is to create some screening, I like the simplicity of the zinc square planters from RH:
Some companies, like Indigenus, offer magnificent pieces. I invite you to explore some of my favorites if you want to make your planter a statement:
Steen, which means stone in Afrikaans, is one of my favorites.
There is also Bhaca, perfect for an entry with style!
You might be thinking, all these are beautiful, but the blooming season in New England is so short… So why not bring your plant inside and put it on a pedestal?