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Vegetables and Herbs as Decor

Vegetables and Herbs as Decor

Move over hydrangea; the artichoke is taking your place. We’re fans of the vegetable-based decor that we’ve been seeing in some of our favorite restaurant spaces. This approach brings life and color to a room and also adds a note of interest.

Above: Throwing a dinner party? Consider putting kale leaves or an artichoke in a vase, as seen in Babel Restaurant in South Africa. This makes for an instant centerpiece and conversation starter.

Above: Beet greens stand in for a traditional floral arrangement, also seen at Babel Restaurant. The restaurant’s airy interiors are located in the South African resort Babylonstoren.

Above: At The Fat Radish, a sustainable restaurant in NYC, the partners grow their own herbs, lettuces and other vegetables, many of which act as table decor during special rooftop dinners.

Above: A cabbage sliced in half makes another compelling centerpiece at Babel.

Above: Strands of drying peppers and herbs create instant decor at EAT in Brooklyn. While adding color and interest, the owner also uses these throughout the year when out of season.

Above: Remodelista editor Alexa created this potager arrangement using a mix of ornamental cabbage and garlic blossoms. She then rounded out the arrangement with kale leaves, watermelon radishes, and heirloom artichokes gathered from her local market.

These images beg us to ask the question: Who needs flowers? We’d like to read about your vegetable decor ideas.

For more inspiration, check out Remodelista’s posts Herbs for the Kitchen Windowsill, Domestic Science: Herb Drying Rack and Tisane at Babel Restaurant,



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8:21AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Some of my colourful herbs such as lavender make fabulous displays but an artichoke, me I would rather snack on them than look at them. Love dried black eyed susan and other items such as Pussy Willows!

3:03AM PDT on Apr 7, 2012

Great idea,thanks.

6:28PM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

Clean and pretty...

12:47AM PDT on Mar 25, 2012

Thank U.

11:28PM PDT on Mar 18, 2012

Interesting & beautiful:)
Thanks for the article.

8:08AM PDT on Mar 16, 2012

Very original displays there... and you get to eat them afterwards. :)

11:55PM PDT on Mar 15, 2012

These look great!

9:44PM PDT on Mar 15, 2012


9:58PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012


12:55PM PDT on Mar 14, 2012

Interesting ideas. Thank you.

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