Yesterday on Remodelista we featured an Antwerp bed-and-breakfast establishment that unapologetically celebrates a style we think of as faded glory meets Wes Anderson. Essential to the Boulevard Leopold look: soaring ceilings and attention-grabbing potted plants allowed to run amok in a manner not encouraged since the Victorian Age:
Above: The plant on the left is a philodendron—what else?—but not just any philodendron. There are 900 species; to create a jungle in the breakfast room, Boulevard Leopold's owners chose a philodendron with a lacy bifurcated leaf.
Above: For a similar look of a plant with deeply cut leaves, consider a Philodendron Selloum, native to South America; a two- to three-year-old plant is $39.95 from Palm Trees Online. In Brazil, the split-leaf philodendron grows in rain forests and prefers partial shade and quick-draining soil. Photograph via Exotic Rain Forest.
N.B.: For more, see "Boulevard Leopold: Forgotten Glory in Antwerp."