Design School: The New "It" Plants


It's a well-kept secret that I, Allison Crawford of allison crawford design, am not excellent at keeping plants alive. I try, I really try, but the green thumb skipped my generation. It's the worst, because I'm obsessed with using them when i design spaces. Nothing pulls together a room like greenery (also, decorating with plants is also good for your health, if you're into that kind of thing). 

But we're not here to talk about me, we're here to talk about the "it" plants of 2018, which - contrary to what Makenzi of East Seventy Second thought - is not a fiddle leaf fig tree. Sorry, kenz. And, for those of you who are wondering, i haven't just decided that the fiddle leaf fig tree isn't the "IT" plant of the interior design world because mine came to an untimely end. it's a beautiful tree, but i want to see something new accenting corners, like these elephant ears and philodendron selloum (aka the Giant Split Leaf philodendron). I also love the organ pipe cactus for xeriscaping or styling a (child-free) living room coffee table. and the braided money tree? you better believe you'll see one livin' up hotelette dallas! 

if you're ready to make the commitment to decorating with real plants, you need one (or all) of these planters.