Refreshingly Green – West Elm, London

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Green walls are cropping everywhere in London at the moment; indoors, outdoors, in restaurant, bars, hotels and shops, it seems no establishment is complete without one. One of the city’s most visually pleasing can be found inside our only branch of American retailer West Elm. Yes, it is glossy, contrived and almost too perfect, but it certainly packs a punch. West Elm’s wall was designed by Debbie Kotalic and installed by GSky Plant Systems, who used Sansevieria trifasciata (mother-in-law’s tongue), Epipremnum aureum (neon pothos), Syngonium podophyllum (pixie nephthytis), dwarf Schefflera, Peperomia ‘Silver Goddess’, pink Fittonia (mosaic plant) and Ficus elastica ‘Burgundy’ (rubber plant) to complete the scheme.

With London suffering extreme levels of pollution this week, we need all the carbon dioxide gobbling plants we can get. Well done to West Elm for this refreshingly green approach to store design.

Find out more about how the wall was constructed and how it is maintained on GSky’s website.

Green wall, West Elm, London, April 2014

Categories: Foliage, Planting Design, Plants

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3 comments On "Refreshingly Green – West Elm, London"

  1. Goodness me they do it well, time after time. Anthro’s wall looks very tired now when of see this. I saw they same in their Dubai store, goodness that must have been a challenge. Stunning…

    1. Yes, I was in Anthropologie on the same day and they have replanted big sections. I think it’s all down to lighting. Anthro is quite dark, but West Elm have tens of spotlights trained on theirs.

  2. The success of a green wall depends on many factors. The type of system, the proper plant selection, lighting, and good maintenance! I’m glad you enjoy it and thanks for the compliment.

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