The back story...
You search high & low for something until you get to a point where you realise that what you are looking for doesn't exist. So, what do you do ??
Do it yourself and that's exactly what I did....
I love house plants. I love what they do to a space. To me, greenery invokes a sense of calm, welcome and tranquility.
I have a great selection of real plants around the place at home, but I wanted a few artificial ones as well, so that I'd always have some indoor greenery looking its best regardless of how time poor or negligent as a ‘plant parent’ I happened to be.
Knowing that the quality of artificials had dramatically improved since 'my gran's days', I thought it would be easy enough to find at least a few options.
How could i be so wrong...
Now I have to admit, I did set very high standards and was quite specific with my wish list, they had to be:
already potted (I didn't want the hassle of sizing and putting it together)
first class faux given they were being displayed with my living plants
potted in uniquely different, handmade, contemporary vessels
Having found only those mass produced, off-the-shelf, generic fake looking plants that you often see in glossy or plastic pots, I decided to source, curate and pot up my own uniquely different collection, of what I like to call ‘fashionable faux foliage’.
So started my journey to 'change the face of faux, one potted plant at a time.......'
aka - Lily Urban -