Windmills of Your Mind, Bangalore
Double Height Living room with slate wall - opening into garden and deck
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1. Stone claddingStone-clad walls are not necessarily meant just for a country farmhouse. This living room looks far from rustic with its stacked-stone accent wall that adds to the heightened look of the space. The stone panels create a combination of natural shading and texture for an authentic feel.
SizeDepending on the pot size (they grow larger in bigger pots), the peace lily plant may reach anywhere from 1 to 3 feet tall and as wide.Have a big garden and need help plan it? Consult with a landscape architect
1. Clad the wall in tile or natural stoneConsider cladding an uneven or defective wall with wall tiles or a thin layer of natural stone. Keep in mind that this detail imparts a very heavy look and should be restricted to only one wall. Avoid using tile treatment on damp walls; otherwise the tiles shall come off over time. In case of active water seepage or dampness it is essential to get a professional to rectify the wall immediately – superficial fixes will not do.Pro tip: One can also opt for wood plastic composite or WPC cladding. This is a maintenance-free, hybrid material made from recycled wood and plastic that replicates the look of wood.
3. Peace lily plant or Spathiphyllum wallisiiThe peace lily is not from the lily (Liliaceae) family but from the monocot flowering Araceae family. It is a favoured houseplant across the subcontinent because it can comfortably adapt to most temperatures and climate conditions. Apart from being visually attractive, this houseplant cleanses the air by removing pollutants like acetone, benzene and alcohols (exuded by to furniture, electronics and cleaning products). You might best place it in your bathroom to purify the air or in the living room as an ornamental piece.
2. Indoor plants and flowers work like sanitisersIndoor plants are not just meant for looking good. This house in Bangalore, designed by Shibanee & Kamal Architects, uses peace lily – an easy to grow, natural air-cleaner. You can also choose from garden mum, fern, ficus, snake plant, bamboo, aloe vera, spider plant etc., which are excellent options for removing pollutants from the air as well as for creating lively indoors.How to Live With Plants