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Union square isn’t exactly the type of place you’d typically label as “lush”, but if you step into the K-beauty haven Innisfree, you’ve probably noticed there’s a whole lot of pretty greenery draped throughout. As wellness becomes more integrated into the home (and beauty shops), plants are a natural way to bring a calming environment indoors. And these days they’re not relegated to pots, they’re actually being hung like works of art.
“Living walls” AKA plants that grow on walls are an aspect of biophilic design being incorporated in homes and offices alike. Homepolish interior designer Justin Huxol recently decked out Nike Communications with a Naava living wall that brings the great outdoors inside, paying off both mentally and physically for employees. The living wall can be seen from each employee’s vantage point, and has become the gathering place for brainstorms. “Ideas just flow in that area,” says Nina Kaminer, president of Nike Communications.
It’s easy to see why: Plants are known to create new oxygen, optimize humidity, and could even make employees smarter. And while a smart Naava wall would be the ultimate way to indulge in floor-to-ceiling greenery (a team member will even come trim it once a week), they’re a bit of an investment. So, I tapped Huxol for a few easy tips if you want to create your own living wall at home—minimal maintenance necessary.