IN THE INTERIOR
The focus of Inner Retreat is on calm and serenity, and creating an environment in which we can recharge. Flowers and plants with recognised relaxing properties are central to the theme, as are traditional gestures that we find familiar, and a monochromatic palette that creates a space for deflecting outside stressors.
In the garden this trend creates an environment that feels private and personal. Soft, airy planting serves as a buffer that separates you from the chaos of modern life, and extra attention is paid to herbal remedies. The sense of protection is emphasised by soft grasses, bee-friendly biodiversity and round shapes.
Everything associated with Inner Retreat has passed through a soft filter. We see mainly rounded, delicate forms in pastel and natural shades, with an accent of pink here and there. White frequently occurs in the colour palette, patterns only appear if they are soothing, and natural structures such as waffle and honeycomb are ever-present. Materials are mainly natural, and there’s a proliferation of semi-transparent substances like matt glass, resin and breathable fabric which create space and calm.
APPLY IT TO PLANTS
A few simple additions and adjustments will inject your home with the serenity of Inner Retreat. You can nestle an attractive fern or aloe vera in a transparent container to instantly create a feeling of seclusion. Herbs such as echinacea, sage and lavender emphasise the peaceful environment.
TAKE A LOOK AT TWO MORE TRENDS
We’d love to see your creations inspired by the Inner Retreat trend. Share your planting arrangements with us using the hashtag #thejoyofplants.