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Flipping through the latest issue of Elle Decor, I was immediately fascinated by this image of the new Ninebark restaurant in Napa and the powerful simplicity of the herb and fruit branches above the banquette seating.

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Ninebark is designed by the one of the hottest hospitality design firms, AvrKo. They continually bring to the scene eye-catching, inventive restaurants that have a fresh use of materials and concepts.  The way they placed the branches in frames here like artwork got me thinking about “herbs as art” and how living plants can really bring an organic, artistic statement in our own homes year round.

Here are a few other innovative ways to incorporate the beauty and life of real herbs indoors – especially during these upcoming winter months!

Build plant boxes inside wall structures for an architectural statement… A great idea for a dividing wall between two rooms or any large wall expanse.

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Let it be a functional part of your kitchen cabinetry…

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Or movable decorative wall mounted containers…

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Create a room divider…

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Transform a large window by adding glass shelves to hold a collection of various flower pots and planters …

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Embrace repetition and create a series along a wall…  terra-cotta will always be timeless!

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Think outside the box for the shape, design and placement  – you can practically use anything as a planter!  An antique teacup or a series of unique objects that are typically not used for planters can be unexpected and add character.

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Get creative and let the growing begin this winter!  Let it become your living work of art.

~ Jenny