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22 Jan

Plant shelf at London Design Festival.


Colourful-shelfie-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This is the Plant shelf that I photographed at Smug in Islington, during London Design Festival 2015.

It has been so popular on my Instagram, that I thought I’d share further images here.

What do you think makes this plant shelf look so striking?

Is it the specially commissioned, one of a kind plant pot?

Is it the different textures of the containers, from smooth cotton fabric, to thick wool, to shaped clay or paper?

Perhaps its the patterns that ranged from stripes, to geometrics to paint splatter ?

Maybe its the combination of colours or that quirky factor appeal? Check out those bananas and that cute face!

Personally, I think its all of the above. It’s so beautifully curated and styled.It makes me want to create a whole wall of plant shelves indoors.

This post is focused on the talented artists who have created the individual plant containers. Vase-by-Ruby-Taylor-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell I think this must be my absolute favourite plant pot. It is by Ruby Taylora London based illustrator.

I simply adore the pink with its bright pops of yellow from the bananas.

I would love to have a collection of them in different colours with different fruits. My very own series of plant shelves indoors. Lydia-Shirreff-pot-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This next plant pot is by Lydia Kasumi Shirreff . It has that distinct Memphis trend vibe to it.

Lydia creates unique and diverse paper sculptures for set designs. Love that pale lemon yellow paired with pink.

In fact, that pink looks very much like Rose Quartz pink, one of Pantone’s colours of the year 2016. Vase-from-Smug-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Love this paint splatter effect and the pastel shades that Lydia has used. Studio-Lenneke-Wispelwey-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This gorgeous geometric planter with pleats is by Studio Lenneke Wispelwe. Lenneke is a product designer with a passion for porcelain. plant-shelf-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell In fact, there was an exhibition with Studio Lenneke Wispelwey’s ceramics running alongside the plant shelf. Pastel-pink-ceramics-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here’s more of Lenneke’s work in pretty pastel pinks Pastel-coloured-ceramics- Studio-Lenneke-Wispelwey-photo-by-Geraldine-Tan-Little-Big-Bell and minty blues too. The-pattern-guild-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This crosses effect fabric plant container is by The Pattern Guild, a London based design studio, that creates bold geometric patterns on fabric, for fashion and homeware. Pot-by-Origami-Est-and-Esme-Winter-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Adore this idea of using folded origami to decorate a plant pot.

This was created by Origami Est , who loves folding paper into wonderfully original creations. She also has a shop selling them.

The orange coloured paper is by Esme Winter. Esme has an online shop selling stationery and pretty decorative paper. Donna-Wilson-plant-pot-holder-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This knitted striped piece is by Donna Wilson. So cute right? I love Donna’s work and I instantly recognised this as hers when I saw it. Hilary-grant-knitwear-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell Here’s a cosy creation by Hilary Grant knitwear. One-we-made-earlier-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell This geometric pot is by One We Made Earlier.

That tubular succulent with its rounded contours, softens yet contrasts well with that sharp edge of the container. Rosie-Moss-plant-bag-photo-by-Little-big-Bell This fabric plant pot cover is by Rosie Mossa talented textile and printmaker from Birmingham. Love the organic feel of the fabric and that beautiful print. Colourful-shelfie-photo-by-Little-Big-Bell If you take a close look back at the plant shelf again, there is a pot made of rope ( top 2nd from the left). I didn’t manage to get a close up photo of it but it’s by Eleanor Bolton. Eleanor is a designer who loves to make pretty things, including jewellery, from ropes.

Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this wall shelf for plants up close, and finding out about the designers who made the pots.

I am now feeling inspired to go and create my own, are you too?

Wishing you a wonderful and relaxing weekend ahead. I will be back with more colourful interiors post soon. Can’t wait to show you.

( All photography is by Geraldine Tan, editor of Little Big Bell).

  1. I really love this plant shelf with its mix perfect mix of colour, texture and shape, I think it just works as every pot has its own space to be ‘breathe’, the clean soft neutral backdrop lets them do the talking! The Lenneke pots are especially beautiful in the soft pastel shades, definitely would love them in our home 🙂

    1. littlebigbell Post author

      They are truly beautiful Glyn, I wished I had bought them when I was there too.

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