Living Walls – an Interior Designer’s view of the Green Wall trend and the insight offered by Scotscape’s Training Day
Penned by Bella Whiteley a practicing Interior Designer and specialist interior design blogger, this fascinating article offers an Interior Designer’s experience of the growing trend for Green Walls in urban areas and how she found out more at the Scotscape training day held at Scotscape HQ, where a veritable cocktail of living walls, test walls and green roof applications are in situ; it’s an Aladdin’s cave of lush greenery and a must for any designer to experience.
Whilst our HQ is a haven of vertical greening it is the hub from where we work bringing nature right into the heart of corporate business. Smart businesses have known for a long time that happy healthy staff is good for the bottom line and this is where plants come in. Biophilic design – is becoming ever more popular – biophilia means our innate need as humans to connect with nature. By designing spaces with curves, natural finishes, natural light and lots of greenery, we can mimic nature (for our senses) and dramatically improve productivity and happiness of staff, reducing stress, reducing staff turnover and reducing days taken off sick. These factors all affect the vital bottom line, making specifying plants in interiors an excellent idea!