A fun project I got to do yesterday.
Cecile Lozano Interiors asked me to create a vertical garden for a SOMA apartment with great cityscape views. A corner of the apartment is flanked by huge windows and Cecile wanted some natural, living materials there. Before I installed the plants, she and her team added reclaimed wood to the corner walls, providing a great backdrop for the greenery.
It's the first time I've done an installation while looking down at cars on the I-80, speeding to and from the Bay Bridge. There was so much urban activity going on below me while I quietly worked with dirt and plants. I loved the contrast.
Once Cecile and her team have finished redesigning the entire space, I'll link to the photos. They've already created some great shelving made from the reclaimed wood. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all turns out.
Cecile and her team finished the redesign and it looks great. I stopped by the other day to check the plants and felt like I was walking into an entirely different room—so much more inviting than before.
And the plants are doing well. There was one type that wasn't thriving, so we replaced it with plants that have been flourishing. Now we can barely see the felt pockets through all the greenery!
Amy John Headley is a landscape designer based in San Francisco.