There are some books that you can’t wait to dive into. From the moment you open up that very first page, you know, with just one glimpse, that you are about to experience something special. That’s what it felt like when Greenterior arrived, the book by Magali Elali and Bart Kiggen, the husband-and-wife team who founded the online interview magazine, Coffeeklatch. In a light shade of green, and a hardcover that is beautifully letterpressed, this book immediately feels special. Just like on Coffeeklatch, Magali and Bart take you into creative homes around the globe, however, this book has another focus that makes it one-of-a-kind – plant-loving creatives.
In Greenterior, the authors take you inside homes, spanning from Antwerp to New York, where greenery and plants take center stage. Magali and Bart, who we’ve featured here before, have a home filled with gorgeous greenery, and it’s no wonder that they gravitate to others who do as well. As you leaf through the pages, you learn not only of the artists and designers who live in these green spaces, but also about how they reconnect to nature at home, even in the most urban of environments. At the end, a plant index is a helpful tool for the budding home botanist.
Greenterior marries house tours, travel and botany in a way we haven’t seen before. It’s impossible not to fall in love with these plant-loving homes, and be inspired to bring a little bit of green to your own space.