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To Fig, Or Not To Fig…

I love the fiddle fig tree.  And you can hardly look at an interior picture without seeing one.

I like to think of it as a botanical chameleon. 

It’s that special type of plant that has the uncanny ability to add warmth and texture to an ultra modern or neutral interior, while at the same time helping a traditional interior feel current and modern.

I’ve been thinking about getting one for my living room.

…and then I remembered that I have a fig tree in my back yard (slaps hand to forehead).  Hmmm…. Let’s play around with this.

Granted, it’s not a fiddle fig tree, so the leaves have a more scalloped shape, but they are still interesting, and I feel like I can achieve a similar look.   You’ll see.

But first, here are some shots of that lovely fiddle fig:

Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson

Adore Magazine

Adore Magazine

Redmond Aldrich Design

Redmond Aldrich Design

Grant K. Gibson

Grant K. Gibson

Heather A. Wilson, Architect

Heather A. Wilson, Architect

So here’s how I played around with it in my own home…

(…while I was also playing around with my Afterlite app…)








What do you think?


2 Comments Post a comment
  1. I don’t think my last comment went through…In any case, I love your leaves! My fiddle leaf plant is just about dead and I couldn’t be sadder. Keep an eye on Ikea—I got mine there for $12!

    July 31, 2013
    • Oh, Ikea! How I love you! I’m definitely going to check that out.


      August 6, 2013

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