Despite globalisation and the possibilities of modern technology, our view of the world seems to be getting ever narrower. Smart algorithms show us more of what we like, with the result that we end up in a bubble, our tastes pigeonholed. To fight back, we need a more realistic view of the world, in all its colours, smells, opinions, influences, generations and cultures. Goodbye bubble, hello oneness.
IN THE INTERIOR
Inclusive Culture leads to a mixture of influences from different cultures and ethnic backgrounds. Woven baskets from a community project in Botswana sit alongside a clay pot from the local ceramic studio, both filled with a relaxed array of blooming plants. The result is a cheerful, warm, colourful and varied collection of products from around the world, all with a local, artisan feel. The interior becomes a reflection of a more inclusive society.
This trend makes the garden feel inviting. Rattan armchairs on colourful rugs are set against a backdrop of native and foreign plants. Nature's colours alternate with bright accents to create a mix of global importance. The space is full of dialogue and exchange, between England, Morocco, Mexico, Kenya and elsewhere. It's a new take on globalisation.
There are not many rules here. Highly decorative shapes can be either organic or industrially manufactured, and the colour palette is equally broad. Faded tones are combined with bright and natural colours, with recurring shades of dark orange and rust. Patterns play an important role, and materials can be printed, woven or braided. The plants that match this style trend also feature strong patterns. Try the polkadot begonia or the colourful display of calathea.
APPLY IT TO PLANTS
A few simple additions and adjustments will ensure you’re on top of the Inclusive Culture trend. Source some coarse knitwear to cover your rattan garden set, or dress plant pots in a colourful woven jacket for the colder months.
TAKE A LOOK AT TWO MORE TRENDS
We’d love to see your creations inspired by the Inclusive Culture trend. Share your planting with us using the hashtag #thejoyofplants.