The Botanical Emporium – Ivy Muse
Armadale, Victoria, Australia
Ivy Muse seeks to cultivate happiness, serenity and wellbeing through plants, designing botanical wares that amplify greenery within a space.
Founded in spring of 2014, the botanical wares studio classifies is based in Armadale, in Melbourne’s inner south-east. As the brainchild of long-term friends Jacqui Vidal and Alana Langan, at Ivy Muse a curated collection of plants, ceramics, botanical wares and accessories can be found occupying the space.
Ivy Muse initially launched with just four plant stands, but the studio’s passion for the power of living greenery to encourage wellbeing has seen Ivy Muse become well- established within the design industry. In 2017, Ivy Muse published their first book with Thames & Hudson titled ‘Plant Style: How to Greenify Your Space’, offering readers an almanac of ways to incorporate plants into the design of an interior.
Each collection showcases founders Jacqui and Alana’s passion for wellness and the benefits that plants can bring people by finding different ways to incorporate plants into a space. From planters and pots, to hanging vessels and plant stands, Ivy Muse provides all the tools required to engage creatively with plants. And for those who need a little help, Botanical Emporium extends its offering by also providing plant styling and maintenance services.
Exciting things are in the works for Ivy Muse, with a new collection of botanical wares set to launch early 2020. “We’ve also recently launched an interview series [called] ‘Wellbeing with Plants’, where we chat about the benefits of life with plants. Interviewees include landscape designer Phillip Withers, and artist Elizabeth Wilson, to name a few people. Plus, we’re working on another exciting project too, but we have to remain tight-lipped about it for now. But stay tuned!”
Blurring the line between the world of design and the realm of plants, Ivy Muse is part of a new avenue for creative expression in interior design. And by bringing plants indoors to become an integral part of the interior, the studio is continuing in their goal of cultivating the atmosphere of serenity and wellbeing that comes with the presences of plants.