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Artist owned Deeper Green Interiors is a leader in blending living plants together with fine art to create spaces that are alive inside. Their unique California style marries Amersons original art in an array of vibrant colors paired with living plants to create unique and stylish spaces in which people work, play and enjoy a sense of calm and tranquility.
3 keys to successfully pairing interior plants & art together
Be Mindful of Humidity
One of the most destructive forces on the pigments, canvas, and frame of your paintings is moisture. Humidity and moisture are natural byproducts of plants, and you will want to be sure that your greenery does not directly touch the oils or mounting of your artwork. Also, you will need to keep your room at a humidity level of between forty to fifty percent with a temperature setting at between seventy to seventy-five degrees.
Light is a two-edged sword—it is necessary for interior plant life, but it can also damage precious works of art. Invisible ultraviolet and infrared rays from the sun can be filtered out with special window tinting to keep colors from fading, and artificial lighting should be warm and can come from Tungsten lighting and fluorescent lamps. In addition, excessive sunlight can overload photosynthetic processes, damaging plants and turning leaves brown. For best results, foliage plants can respond beautifully to artificial fluorescent light 14–16 hours per day by being placed a few feet from a window. The color and appearance of the vegetation will be a clear indication of the health of the plant.
Grouping Interior Plants & Art
Your art and interior plantscape should not compete—they should complement one another. Your eye will be drawn to the combined visual effect of life and imaginative artistry, and as such, a variegated leaf pattern should not be paired with a colorful abstract painting. Instead, it should be arranged with artwork that prominently displays the color least present in the leaf’s design. You can also choose art in which the hues will provide contrast for the most dominant color found in the vegetation. Plants with solid green leaves can go well with paintings featuring bold or complex color schemes.
By Debra Amerson
Visual Artist & Interior Designer