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Monday, January 17, 2011


"You may have heard of living walls, but how about a living box?"

"The exterior walls of the new wing of the Bricault family's Venice home are clad in sedums and other succulents, which soften the contemporary architecture so it looks like a plush, verdant floating cube. Paul Bricault likes the way the horticultural house gets people talking."

I am fascinated with this concept and if you go to the link of and earlier post of mine
you will see many examples.

What a great idea to do at home for the kids.
Or for me....I have a room with a 23 foot ceiling height ,
and certainly could use the strength training.

If you could....would you ever use a living wall?

Things You Can Do With A Living Wall / an earlier post of mine
**read the complete article with more great images here

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  1. When I was in California recently, I took a walking tour of several neighborhoods and was delighted by all the "living walls" that I spied. Sadly, it won't work for me. However, I do have a 30 foot tall, and wide, climbing hydrangea on the back of my house. It wraps around and hangs over my side garage door (my most used entrance) and makes me smile as I "duck in".

  2. I love the living amaze me with all that you find. How do you find the time with your work schedule. You must be the energizer bunny!

  3. I adore living walls whether they be fashioned with vine, succulent or fern. Your blog is beautiful and so informative...I can't wait to wander through your archives. I will be doing another succulent post in a few days so do stop by for another visit.


  4. We did...and no we won't again!!!!
    Boston Ivy and Virginia Creeper suck all the lime out of old mortar and if you go away for a week they come through the cracks in the windows and across the ceiling!!!!!!!!!
    Bot oh Renae I love the look! xoxo

  5. Nice walls...Nicely done and yes, I WOULD LOVE TO LIVE WITHIN THEM!

  6. Living wall I love; to be surrounded by green..ahhh. But have to agree with Julienne, it you have a brick home or wood siding or even stucco it can damage your siding. But...if your home is designed by a Eco conscious/fabulous architect, you'd be set to live the green life. Just call me Zsa Zsa Gabor - Green Acres here I come!

    Can you imagine a climbing wall for your kids and then place that home in Venice, ahhhmazing. It could Italy or CA I'd not care.

    Renee in fact, you are ahhhmazing xo xo

  7. Love the look, but I can only imagine all the little creatures such a wall attracts..., think bugs, spiders..., not a fan.

  8. maya
    OMG....i never thought that way!!

  9. Renee,

    Love the look, for me, it's a nice place to visit but I
    wouldn't want to live in it. As a child growing up in Venice CA and spending time there was fun. It's really evolved into a creative community and has been for quite some time.

    One of my clients lives in Marina Del Rey CA and not that far from where I went to the beach with my parents and siblings.

    When I go Art shopping with this client I give myself extra time to cruise the neighborhoods of Venice.

    Creative genius of many is simply amazing.


  10. Yes! I'd love to have them at home should I be given the space for it. Have a gorgeous day, Kellie xx

  11. Choosing the right espaliered woody plant or vine vs. living wall.

    Choose simplicity, ALWAYS.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara



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About Renée Finberg

I have been in this business since the age of 22.

I love what I do and cannot imagine my life without Design.

Design Challenges are great.

And because of those challenges

I have imported fine antique pieces from Paris,

Designed and Manufactured Furniture,

Created Fantastic Window Treatments,

And solved all kinds of spatial & architectural issues

With my unique style.

If I can't find it, I create it.

My rooms would make excellent movie sets.

I am a visual, tactile and audio sensitive individual.

Creating is what I live for, not math, not spelling, not science.

Just Great Design.

Just imagine how it would be if each of us,

If only for a few hours of everyday,We could be in a space that is our very own.A place that is exactly the way we want it to be

Surrounded by all the things we wanted to see,

The atmosphere we wanted feel, smell and the sound we wanted to listen to.

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