Few homes have the power to set trends quite like John Legend and Chrissy Teigen's. Together with designer Jake Arnold, the Los Angeles-based power couple curated an enviable sanctuary that is no stranger to our Instagram saved-post list.
Most recently, we're swooning over their living room floor centerpiece – consisting of wooden vases that contain bundles of dried flowers, ornamental grasses, ferns, and pampas. And sure enough, we predict this 'floor forest', as we're calling it, will reset floral trends in 2023.
Long-term admirers of Chrissy's decor may already know that the model is no stranger to styling dried grass after she debuted a pampas Christmas tree last year. Her new flower arrangements, however, bring this fashionable plant firmly into springtime – while making a textured statement in the process.
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When gathered together, the collection of pampas-filled vases is sizeable – creating a distinction between Chrissy and John's dining and lounging spaces. The textured vases and ornamental glasses also bring interest to an otherwise empty space – creating a talking point with a purpose.
Inevitably, her 'floor forest' is likely to be replicated in homes far beyond the west coast – and the good news is that it's easier than it looks.
Beverly Hills-based designer Victoria Holly recommends starting by picking up pampas from Etsy – her favorite place to source ornamental grass. 'There are so many wonderful shops on there that specialize in all types of pampas grass, between different sizes as well as colors,' Victoria says.
This Californian Wild Pampas Grass comes from the Big Sur, one of the most colorful places in California. Here, North America's finest pampas grass grows before it is harvested for our homes.
This imported vase is made from paulownia wood and has hand-carved details in a Natural Wood finish. We love its natural coloring and curved shape that replicates the ones seen in Chrissy's home.
You can't have a floor forest with a hint of greenery alongside your pampas –and this one is perfect for the job. Imported from Japan, it will add just the right amount of organic color to your arrangement.
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Beverly Hills-based designer Victoria Holly is the founder of her eponymous studio, following 10 years as a veteran. Recognized for her 'artistic skill, gift for curation, and attention to detail', her work expands across residential and commercial interiors, from studio apartments to 10,000 sq ft homes.
Pampas grass may be notorious for dropping hair – so you would be forgiven for entering a 'floor forest' with caution. However, Victoria says that it's easy to maintain pampas and prevent any shredding with a tool that you've probably got in your bathroom cabinet.
'Given its fluffy nature, pampas grass is prone to shedding. We keep the little fluff at bay the same way we keep loose hair strands in line – hairspray! Just spritz some hairspray on your grasses, and it will help the fibers stay in place.'
To follow entirely in Chrissy's footsteps, you should look for a tall wooden vase that complements your flooring while paying tribute to the 'forest' theme. We've found everything you need (including the all-important wooden vase) above.
For more inspiration, this time in the kitchen, you can also pick up Chrissy's book: Cravings: All Together: Recipes to Love.
In this New York Times bestseller (and what is described as her most personal cookbook yet), Chrissy shares the food that will bring you joy and comfort with input from her famed family.
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Megan is the News and Trends Editor at Homes & Gardens. She first joined Future Plc as a News Writer across their interiors titles, including Livingetc and Real Homes. As the News Editor, she often focuses on emerging microtrends, sleep and wellbeing stories, and celebrity-focused pieces. Before joining Future, Megan worked as a News Explainer at The Telegraph, following her MA in International Journalism at the University of Leeds. During her BA in English Literature and Creative Writing, she gained writing experience in the US while studying in New York. Megan also focused on travel writing during her time living in Paris, where she produced content for a French travel site. She currently lives in London with her antique typewriter and an expansive collection of houseplants.
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