Gentle giant: The Delicious Monster

The giant leaf of the Delicious Monster plant is making its debut on everything from scatter cushions to furniture design.

MONSTER_COLLAGE

  1. Give the monster a home in your house and combine it with a lovely retro side table like this one. www.feelinspiredblog.com
  1. Use as a single stem in an oversized vase to make an impression. carolinemclagan
  1. The Monstera Lounge Chair designed by Philip Ahlstrom. retaildesignblog.net 

4.  Look at the lovely shape the leaves make as a lamp shade. clarissedesign.com

5.  Fabric design prints inspired by the leaf. lulafabrics.co.za

6.  A cost effective way to incorporate the trend is to incorporate this scatter cushion with your current décor – if              the color scheme and style allows. www.weylandts.co.za

Things you didn’t know about the plant and what it’s used for

The aerial roots have been used as ropes in Peru, and to make baskets in Mexico. In Mexico, a leaf or root infusion is drunk daily to relieve arthritis. In Martinique the root is used to make a remedy for snakebite. Source: wikipedia.org

PS: Yes, you guessted it! The lovely Germarie is showing off her Delicious Monster leaf from her garden in the feature image. This was taken behind the scenes while we were shooting our DIY & Styling e-book.

If you have any suggestions or trends you want me to blog about please email me margaux@homeology.co.za

 

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