DesignTrend 2012

One of my finishing touch, in my designs, is adding a “living” plant or tree in the home.  Plants are inexpenisve and provide sculptural elements and texture.  Ficus trees and high def paintings are just two of the design trends for 2012 in Canadian House and Home.  For a modern look, the fiddleleaf fig (or Ficus lyrata)  in a large seagrass basket makes a casual accent.   The placement of the tree should be in a corner of the living room or dining room.  Make sure it’s well potted and nurtured.   If you have small children or small pets, a large fern placed out of reach is a better choice.


Veronica Swanson Beard’s Manhattan Penthouse, via Harper’s Bazaar

Photographed by Ditte Isager

Living Room by Designer Mark D. Sikes and Michael Griffin, via La Dolce Vita


One of my favorite is a palm tree.   Designer Ralph Lauren

Eclectic Los Angeles Living Room , Designed by Moises Esquenazi

 The ficus makes a good alternative.

 Colonial Living Room by Designer Albert Hadley

 Neoclassical foyer by Designer J. Randall Powers


About Ivy de Leon

From decorating and home staging to entertaining and gardening, I enjoy bringing traditional style to each project. I love to combine new and vintage market finds to create elevated and inviting spaces for today's modern lifestyle. CONTACT: IVY@IVYDELEON.COM
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