Fit as a Fiddle

Every few years, a new trendy accessory de rigueur emerges that it seems designers and stylists can’t resist. I could sit here and pretend like I’m too cool to fall for trends like that, but if I’m being honest, I’m just mad I can’t afford the Cabinet of Natural Curiosities. Plus, there’s totally a chunk of coral in my bathroom and I consider buying antlers every single time I see some.

So basically, I’m in no way above ubiquitous design trends. That being said, I’m already aboard the fiddle-leaf fig train.

These indoor trees are becoming familiar fare for readers of shelter mags like House Beautiful and Elle Decor. Their oversized leaves make them a sculptural design element in any room. And they’re so versatile – whether you’re thing is earthy, boho chic or classic glam sophistication. (Pssstt…can anyone tell me the original source for the image above?)

And depending on the space you have and the amount of drama you want, you can have a lot of fiddle leaf fig…

Or just a little.

And from what I hear, they’re relatively low maintenance. Which is awesome for plant killers like me. Suddenly, my piano is starting to look a little lonely against its wall.

What do you think? Is this a trend you’d partake in?

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6 Responses to “Fit as a Fiddle”


  1. 1 Merry February 8, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    R-Mary H-Mark,
    In general, I am not a huge fan of plants inside the house. For some reason, they usually look too bohemian for me unless the space is truly bohemian in the raw, organic way (minus the macrame hanging planter, please.) However, I am all for the simplicity of this plant in these spaces. I think your piano deserves a sweet design-friendly companion for all of the Pride and Prejudice scores you have tinkered out for me. AND, the simplicity of your dinning room would look great with a natural element.

  2. 3 Kathryn McMorries Heller February 9, 2012 at 8:26 am

    I love a small amount of greenery in the home. I’ve known that I needed something in my living room for a while and a small version of this would be perfect. I always notice greenery in editorials but apparently am not interested enough to capture and retain the types of trees. So this is an excellent post!

    • 4 rosemaryonthetv February 9, 2012 at 11:49 am

      Thanks Kathryn! I’ll admit, I thought these were lemon trees for a long time. No clue why I thought that, but I did. I’m no gardner, obviously.

  3. 5 nicole b. February 9, 2012 at 10:06 am

    Can I has plants?! The only plant I own is the one at my office, and a sweet lady comes and waters it every week. She is a professional plant-waterer! Without her, the plant would be a goner, I’m afraid.

    I think I’d rather have a fiddle fiddle. Like, the instrument. I think I could keep it alive longer. xo.


  1. 1 Fiddle Me This | rosemary on the tv Trackback on March 17, 2014 at 9:35 pm

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