It’s a given that indoor plants require sunlight and water, but did you know they also benefit from some well-placed botanical art? We learned this lesson from Dutch artist Maaike Koster, who has a knack for combining her own houseplants and prints.
Koster left her job as a media agency creative director a few years back to devote herself to painting and interior design. To sell prints of her work, she launched My Deer Art Shop online, and it proved so successful that she’s since opened My Deer’s, her showroom in Haarlem, The Netherlands. The store and her nearby home are both filled with compelling pairings of potted and painted greenery. Come take a look.
Photography courtesy of Maakie Koster, My Deer Art Shop.
In the Shop
The examples shown here include her Spotted Eagle Ray, starting at 30 by 40 centimeters (11.8 by 15.7 inches) for €34.50 ($40.23); Eucalyptus branch, 50 by 70 centimeters (19.6 by 31.1 inches), €59.50 ($69.38); and Que le fuck?, 30 by 40 centimeters (11.8 by 15.7 inches) for €34.50 ($40.23). Most come in a range of sizes; the smallest are listed here.
N.B.: In addition to her boutique and My Deer Art Shop, Koster sells her prints through a number of retailers worldwide (though not in the US). One of the stockists is Remodelista favorite Father Rabbit in Auckland, NZ, where her Fern Art Print is currently marked down from $119 NZD ($88.72 USD) to $34.87 NZD ($26 USD).
Stay tuned: Urban Botanics, an indoor plant guide by Emma Sibley of London Terrariums with illustrations by Koster is being published this September. Go to Studio Visit: Gardening Under Glass to see our post on Sibley at work.
For more botanical art, take a look at:
- Pressed Flower Artworks from MR Studio London
- Steal This Look: Botanical Art in the Workspace
- DIY: Pressed Seaweed Prints
Finally, get more ideas on how to plant, grow, and care for various houseplants with our Houseplants: A Field Guide.