Styling Tip: Adding Greenery with Succulents

As we shared in this post, one of the big color trends for 2017 is green. We are seeing it in all shades from dark and moody to fresh and vibrant. If you are wanting to refresh your space, but are not ready to commit to a bold new wall color, an easy way to incorporate a fresh pop of green is by styling your rooms with succulents. Succulents add beautiful texture and color and are a favorite of mine for finishing off a space. See how I’ve incorporated succulents in some of my projects below, and then check out my Succulent Plant Guide to help you choose some favorites for you own space. Enjoy!



In the Kitchen


A marble-topped cake stand on the kitchen counter of my Cotton Point Estates Project looks pretty styled with organic texture. I paired succulents with ceramics and woods to add color in the neutral space.


On the Dining Table


Succulent greens pop against the copper planter on the dining table of my Estillo Project.

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A beautiful mix of succulents in an organic wooden bowl add both color and texture in my Las Palmas Project.


A simple row of succulents in a minimalist white planter adds a modern twist to the traditional decor in Cotton Point Estates.

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A succulent arrangement on the dining table mimics the pop of green on the kitchen island in Calle Tamara.

Fill a Corner


A cactus placed in a basket adds a pretty accent in an open space next to the media console in the Estillo Project family room.


Brass and white planters make a sculptural statement in this living room. Pair low leafy succulents with tall ones for contrast.

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A trio of succulent-filled planters in the corner of  my Alta South Project.

Decorate your Coffee and Side Tables

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Spiky greens in a white ceramic planter decorate the side table in my Calle Tamara Project.


I love the mix of greens against the white side table in this living room.

Add Life to the Bathroom


A hearty cactus adds fresh green in the marble bathroom of my Arboles Project.


In the Bedroom

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A little planter on the nightstand of my Modern Spanish Colonial Bedroom shows how a little green creates a serene vignette.


Create Wall Art


A wall of geometric hanging planters is a work of art in the sitting nook of my Gorjana Project.


Welcome your Guests Outside


Try a grouping of planters with a variety of succulents to make a beautiful statement on your patio.


A white brick planter filled with succulents welcomes visitors to Gorjana’s Flagship Store in Laguna. Welcome your guests with built in planters and a variety of your favorite succulents.


Tie in your outdoor seating areas with your landscaping with a few outdoor planters.


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A Few Favorite Planters




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