Our New Obsessions: Fiddle Leaf Fig Trees

I've never been one to use trees or plants in my designs. I'm not really sure why it just never quite felt right. I have been seeing my new favorite tree pop up in design magazines, blogs, and in the portfolios of some of my favorite designers for the past few years and I am smitten. Now I do not have a green thumb, have never cared for one, and know next to nothing about the fiddle leaf fig but absolutely adore what it brings to a space. They bring great height, a pop of color, great texture (especially when potted in a giant chunky basket), and LIFE to a space.  My favorite use of this tree is a monochromatic room with a lot of white. These rooms crave texture and this tree brings it. It also seems to be at home in both traditional and contemporary spaces and I've seen it used in many different rooms (they even look great in bathrooms). I've noticed a reoccurring theme of fiddle leaf fig trees in my inspiration files and wanted to share our favorite with you.

via Better Home and Gardens

via Better Home and Gardens

via Elle Decor

via Elle Decor

Emily Henderson

Emily Henderson

Ken Faulk via House Beautiful

Ken Faulk via House Beautiful

via Domino

via Domino

Betsy Burham

Betsy Burham

Grant K Gibson

Grant K Gibson

source

source

http://thedecorista.com/2011/06/the-art-of-living-dining-room-de-lights.html

http://thedecorista.com/2011/06/the-art-of-living-dining-room-de-lights.html

So what do you think of this little tree? Gotta have it or make it stop?

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