Green Your Walls With a Vertical Garden

I love the trend of living walls, which can be used to cover vertical spaces with gorgeous green plants. In addition to their beauty, these gardens can also help filter the air and lower building temperature. Some people even grow edible herbs and vegetables on their walls!

Whether you live in a studio apartment with room for one panel or a large house where you can launch a full-scale project, there are several great solutions available. Many of them are modular so you can configure them according to your particular space.

Pictured at the top of this post is a vertical garden DIY panel from Flora Grubb. Designed to be used outdoors, it has 45 square panels for endless design possibilities.

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Gorgeous and Green: 6 Wallpaper Designers To Love

Healthy homes deserve healthy wall coverings, and with the growing number of environmentally-conscious designers, there's no need to choose between style and responsibility. Wallpapers made with sustainably-sourced fibers, non-toxic inks, and other eco-friendly manufacturing practices are good for your room and the world at large. Here are six of my favorite independent designers and companies with a peek at some of their modern, whimsical, and absolutely gorgeous green offerings.

Trove – Think wallpaper is staid and stuffy? Trove's dreamy, romantic designs are anything but. The company's REDEUX line is PVC free, low VOC, and made from over 31% post-consumer recycled materials. Customers can even send the wall coverings back to Trove for recycling. Pictured: Ankaa and Auva

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