My Flair with Plants

At Lucy, we believe in the positive power of plants. Plants show us how to enjoy the small things in life—it’s the little things that create joy and delight. And they bring so much vibrancy into a space! They are living décor, and a wonderful way to add personality to your home—both with the plant itself and the fun vessel you place it in. Plant stands, terracotta pots and macrame hangers all have their place, but this is Lucy! So, here are some risk-taking, bold, brave, beautiful and creative ways to incorporate the natural earthiness of green into your life.

Lucy Interior Design, Uptown Condo
Lucy Interior Design, Uptown Condo

We love red, yellow and blue paired with a really earthy green. On the right, you have a red Arne Jacobsen Egg Chair, which is just so flirty and fun in its bold lipstick shade. And then you have those yellow Billy Buttons—a favorite!— a potted plant and pops of blue. The faux turf ottoman peeking in the bottom is squishy—so tactile—and like a bit of outside brought inside in an unexpected way.

Lucy Interior Design, Collector's Loft
Lucy Interior Design, Collector’s Loft

If you have a little pull-up chair—and it doesn’t have to be Gerrit Rietveld’s iconic Zig-Zag—style it with a stack of books and a lovely plant. Place it in a corner or in a sunny spot and you’ve created a little vignette or an instant table. It’s all about discovering the little spaces to put a little green happiness in your home!

Lucy Interior Design, Uptown Condo
Lucy Interior Design, Uptown Condo

Open up the shelves and gather those pieces and hidden treasures that go together. We’re always surprised to find that many of our favorite style matches are often pieced together from all corners of the house! Look around until you have these unified pieces then create a little family of fun finds. Just pop in a little planter (and go to the store and get a little plant) and, voila! Vignette.

And we always love candlesticks as art pieces! They’re freestanding sculptures on their own.

Lucy Interior Design, Collector's Loft
Lucy Interior Design, Collector’s Loft

We’re all about bringing in the sun to spaces. As part of a renovation, we opened up a wall to let in light and in the process created this living ledge. It became the backdrop for the headboard and a wonderful place to let a variety of plants live together in happy harmony. The opening provides the sun-worshipping plants their vitamin D, and at the same time brings joy and happiness to every corner of this bedroom.

Lucy Interior Design, Uptown Condo
Lucy Interior Design, Uptown Condo

We love creating the backdrop—setting the scene—with neutrals or with black and white, like this kitchen shelf.. So, there are these fresh pops of color with the Citroen yellow artisan pottery and the green leaves of the plant. That Citroen yellow is a power punch of a color, but mixed with the chartreuse of the plant leaves, you have citrusy soulmates.

Lucy Interior Design, You Belong Here
Lucy Interior Design, You Belong Here

Pink and green aren’t a combination you see much of outside of Lilly Pulitzer, but we love it! The unexpected softness and flirtiness of this lush blush pink and a quick touch of mulberry paired with the earthiness of the green leaves feels almost enchanted.

Lucy Interior Design, Simply Nordic
Lucy Interior Design, Simply Nordic

The modern furniture and white walls could look stark but the choice of plants brings some unexpected playfulness to the space. The clear glass vases with Billy Buttons, a trailing plant and one large leaf are signature Lucy whimsy, in an almost Dr. Seuss way. This pared back space shows that just because your aesthetic is serene, it doesn’t mean you can’t bring in some fun!

Lucy Interior Design, Lakeside Condo
Lucy Interior Design, Lakeside Condo

Whether you’re an avid thrifter or have precious pieces that have been handed down, you probably have treasures that you aren’t sure what to do with. This vintage-meets-mod mashup works because it tells a unique story. On their own these pieces may not say much, but together, they tell the client’s story.

Lucy Interior Design, Playful Farmhouse
Lucy Interior Design, Playful Farmhouse

Sometimes the best way to add plants to your home is also the easiest: snipping from the garden. There are a thousand ways to take little bouquets and make them into these sweet little moments. All you need are some cut flowers and something to put them in. The sweetness of this collection—with its poppy pinks and fresh white—stays away from saccharine thanks to that cactus living its best life in a Breton stripe planter.

Lucy Interior Design, Mid Century Lakehouse
Lucy Interior Design, Mid Century Lakehouse

Fig trees and wishbones are both symbols of luck, but it wasn’t luck that made us pair the oversized scale of the fig leaf tree with the lemon yellow wishbone chair. You know we can’t resist a pop of color and we love how this Danish icon got a zesty upgrade in that lemon yellow shade. With the fig and the lemon, this little corner went from nothing much to a yummy combo that brings good luck, good vibes, and all things good!

Lucy Interior Design, Uptown Condo
Lucy Interior Design, Uptown Condo

Here we took our cues from Frank Stella’s late career riots of color. We love this stack up in primary red, yellow, and blue. And the earthy green just brings it all to life. And again, a candlestick with no candle stands on its own—literally! This red candlestick is structural, it’s sculptural, it’s art.

Lucy Interior Design, Gentleman's Penthouse
Lucy Interior Design, Gentleman’s Penthouse

Hats off! A bedside doesn’t have to be so serious. A swinging take on your standard bedside lamp adds a casual vibe to the bedside. And leaves the perfect space for a vase of big leafy greenery. What we love about this space is how it prominently features plants, but is also obviously masculine. Men deserve fresh flowers, too!

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