ISSUE 3  |  Secret Gardens

Vines Gone Wild: 10 Rooms with Creeping Greenery

January 21, 2015 2:30 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

What better backdrop to banish winter than an indoor jungle? Here are 10 of our favorite rooms where vines and climbers cover the walls like art:


Above: “When a young family asked Brooklyn architect Kim Hoyt to cover their dining room walls with living plants, she recognized it as a rare opportunity to create a robust, architectural garden indoors,” writes Meredith. See more in Architect Visit: A Dining Room Wallpapered with Climbing Vines. Photograph by Dan Wonderly Imaging courtesy of Kim Hoyt Architect.


Above: A passionflower tendril wants to help with the dishes. Photograph by Ngoc Minh Ngo from Bringing Nature Home, courtesy of Rizzoli.


Above: Blogger Agata Dimmich of Passion Shake shows us how to make DIY scaffolding for a vine in DIY: An Indoor Trellis for Climbing Vines.


Above: About 10 years ago Tammy Hall moved from London (where she worked as an architect) to Shropshire to live on a farm with her partner, James, who was brought up nearby. The landscape quickly stole her heart. And thus was born her floral business. For more, see Wild Bunch: In the Studio with Tammy Hall. Photograph by Britt Willoughby Dyer for Gardenista.


Above: Florist Sophia Moreno-Bunge encourages cucumber vines to spill out and over the furniture. Photograph by Sophia Moreno-Bunge.



Above: Photograph by Taylor Johnston. Some nasturtium vines are trained to grow up (instead of trail). See more at Garden Visit: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum.


Above: Photograph by  Bart Kiggen courtesy of All Items Loaded. A 19th century house in Antwerp is home to a garden grown wild, with vines creeping up indoor walls


Above: Swedish designer and entrepreneur Agneta Enzel’s orangery, which she uses as a potting shed and family space. Photograph by Sandra Pettersson.


Above: Photograph by Jill Danyelle. For more, see How to Turn a Brooklyn Loft into an Urban Oasis.


Above: The Användbar Hanging Planter made of renewable cotton is a bargain option at $13; available at Ikea.

For more of our favorite wall gardens, see Black and White Orangery, Scandi Style.