Design in a Gardenscape Creates Mood, Harmony and Balance
In creating beautiful plantscapes, Plantopia’s interior plant maintenance experts construct environments that bring a response from everyone who looks at them.Certain design principles govern our gardening professional’s choices for creating graceful and robust plantscapes. Whether we’re designing built-in planters for a retail venue like a shopping mall or adding one Aglaonema to an office location Plantopia’s interior plant designers understand these design principals. As interiorscape experts we rely upon these principles to produce an emotional bond between the client, homeowner, or visitor and the plants in order to enhance their work or living space. Plants add a sense of warmth and life to the chilly feeling that steel and concrete of modern architecture present. Greenery and gardenscapes expand limited spaces by creating visual interest and of course, beauty. When planning that next design or even a simple one-plant addition, include Plantopia’s experts in on your brainstorming so we can help you create a special interiorspace by following these design principles.
Plants often unify the architectural elements of a building, space or a room. Plantopia experts consider the entire building or the room environment when deciding what kind of plants and containers to use as well as, where they are to be placed. Our interiorscape technicians and designers assess the structural design detail, the furnishings and the foot traffic patterns. Entrances offer a fantastic first impression of an environment. Our technicians use them to make a solid statement for those entering into a space. Of course, strong features demand larger scale plants with correspondingly larger decorative pots that command attention with their height or their bold foliage. Plantopia technicians can help with the planning of all of this.
Focal plants should always be larger in scale and placed strategically with smaller plants leading the eye to the major pieces. Our designers think in thirds – positioning a large plant next to a plant that is one-third to two-thirds as big. Naturally, the Plantopia technicians are equally as talented in smaller spaces knowing of course that smaller scale areas need smaller scale plants with smaller sized containers.
Balance, rhythm and harmony
Good plantscaping always achieves a balance in an environment. This means installing the correct number and size of plants for the space. Plantopia interiorscape professionals know that many plants can detract from the space, while just the right amount can achieve a partnership. We keep the number of plant varieties limited to four or five to achieve a repetitive rhythm throughout a space.
Along these same lines, we keep the balance between the height of the pot and the height of the plant in mind. What looks correct is a plant that is at least twice as tall as the pot. For example, when a tall urn shaped pot is used, we keep the balance correct by installing a tall, wide-bodied plant, such as a beefy Spathiphyllum to counterbalance the large volume of the pot. It’s all just perspective.
Balance is important to the on-going design of a planting as well. Blending the plants and their pots with the style and colors of the building creates harmony. Plantopia interiorscapers know that certain container styles such as Asian urns go with a more natural or rustic building design. Other architectural styles with much chrome and glass do better with brushed chrome cylinders as the planting container style. We watch and pay attention to these details, which is why our team of interior garden maintenance designers and professionals is the fastest growing team in the industry.
Texture, variegation and layering
The layering or multi-planting of containers provides opportunities to show off texture, variegation and depth. We suggest choosing plants that enhance our senses of touch, smell, and sight. By adding groundcover plants to your focal pieces, you can weave a textured tapestry with variegated foliage and color interest. You now have the interest factor with structure and interest in your design that draws the eye to an area. Just as gardens at the Getty and other well-known locations, the well-designed Plantopia interiorscapes create “moods” with light and dark, soft and strong shapes. In the end, our clients are able to stand back and enjoy the reality of what they envisioned and know that all is right with the world!
If you would like to speak to a Plantopia design or interiorscape maintenance professional, call today!