A hotel should feel like a refuge from the rush of daily life, which can be hard to achieve in the middle of a big city. Hotel Kungsträdgården, a boutique hotel housed in a gloriously restored eighteenth-century building in central Stockholm, pulls it off beautifully, thanks in part to a green wall that reduces noise and echo in the large, open restaurant while acting as a stunning architectural feature.
Hotel Kungsträdgården’s bar and restaurant area was already spectacular — our job was just to enhance it. To take advantage of the high and narrow walls, we chose plants to create a cascading, tropical look. Philodendron scandens, Chlorophytum comosum and Ficus pumila act as a vertical backdrop for dramatic accent plants, including large, pendant aroids, cascading ferns, and flowering begonias and Streptocarpus.