Happy Wednesday you guys! Michelle here with this week’s daring design challenge, kicked up with a major dose of southwestern spice. I’m totally inspired by cacti’s rugged exterior and visual impact, and these oversized versions take “house plant” to an entirely new level. Follow the jump to view some radical interpretations in a roundup of amazing rooms, and please do tell: would you dare to revamp your space with such a structural statement? 

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19 comments
  1. 1
    Tania | February 29, 2012 at 6:45 am

    I love how plants highlight the most beautiful aspects of a room! Great!

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    Annie Hall | February 29, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Love this and yes I will dare!

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    Mariana | February 29, 2012 at 8:39 am

    They say that to have cacti in the home is bad feng shui, I disagree. I love this post! Beautiful images!
    Thanks for sharing Michelle.
    xoxo
    Mariana

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    • Chanel Dror | February 29, 2012 at 8:41 pm

      I have a Jade cactus in my apartment, and I read that they’re good fortune because they’re flat round leaves resemble coins! It’s pretty & a breeze to maintain, so I think I’ll stick with that interpretation 😉

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      • Michelle Sereno | March 1, 2012 at 11:36 am

        Agreed Mariana, only positive vibes here! Chanel, that’s awesome, I want to see a pic!

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    Emily Johnston Anderson | February 29, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Yes! I do! A cactus is actually just what my living room needs — thanks for the inspiration!

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    • Michelle Sereno | March 1, 2012 at 11:34 am

      Absolutely Emily, so pleased that you’re inspired!

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    Priscilla Joy | February 29, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    Great space.

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    Kelly Bowman | February 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Love the idea of using a low maintenance, oversized plant as the focal point of a room, great job michelle!

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    • Michelle Sereno | March 1, 2012 at 11:33 am

      Thanks so much Kelly! xo

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    allison { TAYLOR MOSELEY } | February 29, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    I love this, and i love cacti! They’re low maintenance and beautiful. Win-win.

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    Priscilla Joy | March 1, 2012 at 7:42 am

    Wonderful. xx

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    Michelle Sereno | March 1, 2012 at 11:32 am

    Thanks so much ya’ll! Glad you’re loving it. I agree, structured cacti and succulents are such a simple, yet stunning way to revamp a space and make a bold statement!

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    Candy Suter | March 16, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    My kind of house for sure! Wonderful!

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    Dana | April 27, 2015 at 11:51 am

    Challenge accepted! I have a few smaller ones, but they take years and years to grow to these heights. Does anyone have an sources on where to buy a large fully grown cactus? I am having trouble finding one on the east coast.

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