5 MINUTES WITH CHLOE OF THE GREENERY SYDNEY
As the rain clouds rolled over at William Street Festival we ran out of time to meet with you all and wanted to make sure that everyone could go in the draw to WIN our Totem Road x The Greenery Sydney Giveaway.
So we have kept the doors open until Monday, 12th November and will be giving you the chance to WIN our Luxa Round Dining Table valued at $2,250 and an indoor plant styling consultation with The Greenery Sydney when you visit us in-store at Shop 3/188 Oxford St, Paddington NSW 2021. Simply visit our friendly team and take your happy snap in our creative install and go in the draw to win.
In the meantime before you run down to visit us we thought we’d share our interview with Chloe from The Greenery Sydney to discover more about her journey and the importance of plants in your sacred spaces.
What inspired you to create The Greenery Sydney?
I had been in the indoor plant business in Melbourne and after moving from Melbourne to Sydney, I noticed there was quite a large gap in the market for indoor plants. The demand was high, yet there was a lack of supply of variety and quality. I have such a strong passion for indoor plants, I wanted to make it readily available to everyone.
Have you always been creative from a young age?
Yes, always. From a young age I had a strong passion for painting, drawing and creating. I would get lost for hours painting and creating art, and still do when I manage to find the time. As I grew older it turned into creating spaces that I love, from arranging homewares to then incorporating my passion for plants.
Where does your love for greenery stem from?
Without a doubt, my grandparents. From when I was very young, I spent a lot of time with my grandparents. I remember so clearly, their house always being filled with greenery. From the long devils ivy that trailed all around the entire living room, to the amazing fernery outside. On weekends when I was there we would go to their favourite garden store in Melbourne and it soon became one of my favourite places.
I would watch my grandfather embrace his passion and tend lovingly to his plants. He had the most beautiful pergola area, that was a green oasis and his passion for plants still continues. To this day I still admire his amazing collection. The older generation has a lot to teach us about their passion for plants and gardening and I am so grateful for learning from them. It really does nurture our soul.
Why do you think greenery is such an essential part of peoples sacred spaces?
Adding plants to your home, whether it be a minimalistic approach or a whole lot of green, really softens any aesthetic and adds life to the space. There is quite a lot of minimalism in design at the moment and when I see a room without any greenery I often feel as though the space feels clinical and sterile, it is amazing what just one small touch of greenery can add to a room. Adding larger statement pieces can immediately transform a room and bring a sense of calm. Apart from the aesthetic side, having plant's indoors has wonderful health benefits by clearing their air of toxins and providing more oxygen.
What is your favourite Totem Road sustainable furniture piece and why?
Do I have to choose just one? I honestly love so much of the Totem Road furniture, but to narrow it down I absolutely love the York Bed, it is such a timeless piece. The solid oak edge that surrounds the bed really sets this bed apart from all others, I imagine placing a delicate trailing plant on one of the corners of the bed.
The Wynter Dining Table is another favourite. I feel this table is so versatile and functional that it is available in different sizes to suit many homes. But the dimensions of the table make it a really perfect size to be able to style in the middle and yet enough space to not feel like you are miles away from the person opposite you when seated. The sleek simplicity of this table with the solid oak is a beautiful match.
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