”I kill plants, so cacti are our friends,” says resident Peter Benoit of the succulents along the low table behind the Design Within Reach sofa in his Emeryville, California, home.
The Charles Forberg-designed LongHouse estate in East Hampton features a glass ceiling that allows for such remarkable rooms as the entryway-turned-greenhouse. “It’s remarkable that there aren’t more glass-ceilinged rooms," says resident Jack Lenor Larsen, the iconic textile designer. "It didn’t cost more than a real ceiling, and it doesn’t lose or gain more heat, but if you can’t be outdoors, it’s very pleasant and the plants like it.”
Fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier created a jungle in this Paris apartment, with an overwhelming amount of ivy, lichen, and other greenery invading all crevices between mirrored structures and furniture.
The indoor garden wall Patrick Blanc created for his friends the Dimanches in their Paris apartment is so lush, it's almost as if someone has plopped an easy chair down in the middle of a forest.
Simone Santos's São Paulo apartment opens up reveal to a wall of plants that shields the apartment from the city's noise and smog.