House and Home – Raffia End Page

The Canadian shelter magazine, House and Home got it almost right.  On the very last page of the May 2011 issue is a feature titled ‘Raffia’.  Picking up on multiple trends from several design disciplines–handmade, natural materials, neutral beiges and tans as well as lean modern design– it features them together.  What they could have also done was add a few plants and/or outdoor specific accessories for a total living trend. Here’s the post and some additions of my own…


The sedges are particularly suited to this idea….

Carex testacea

Peeling and exfoliating bark is another way to add plants to this idea.

Heptacodium miconiodes (Seven Son Flower)

Probably this easiest match would be many of the ornamental grasses…


Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'

I didn’t think that was so hard…did you?

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