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INHABITAT: What inspired you to start a vertical garden in your home? SRO: I've been transplanted from the country to the city, so I always feel the need to create a living environment that feels like "home." A green wall was a dream of mine for a but

INHABITAT: What inspired you to start a vertical garden in your home?

SRO: I've been transplanted from the country to the city, so I always feel the need to create a living environment that feels like "home." A green wall was a dream of mine for a while, but I couldn't really think about the possibility until after my roommate moved out, which was a few years back now. I couldn't create one right away, however, because shortly afterwards we started using the extra room for Source4Style office stuff. When Source4Style got a new office space, I spoke with my friend Kyle, who is a contractor in the city, and he offered to find someone to help with the build-out. We started planning it over the summer and commenced build-out this past December. It was a dream come true.

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  1. Lindy Burns July 21, 2016 at 11:28 am
    My love for the plant world grows and develops every year. The outside of my home looks like a jungle and we have plants throughout our home. I have had friends build me vertical shelving but I have out grown each new piece ;) . My family and I are moving from S. Tx to Oregon and to house my love we plan to re-create an aWarehouse into our Living Living space. I ill definitely be looking into artists like Mingo Design! thank you both Summer and Mingo Design, you have inspired me! :) Live the life you love!
  2. Judy MacDonnell February 28, 2014 at 5:45 pm
    During the day you'd be getting more oxygen from the plants. But best not to have plants in your bedroom overnight - they respire too, which means they are using your oxygen, while not producing oxygen during hours of darkness.
  3. legalegl March 17, 2013 at 7:41 pm
    I hate to say it, but with so much humidity in the air there is likely to be damage to the structure.