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Mark and I wanted to build a green living wall ever since we bought our second house. We think it’s a bold design decision that adds a lot of cache to the house.

We ended up with a “fake” green wall because I would likely kill a living one. Mark found this boxwood from Artificial Plants Unlimited about a year ago and it’s been sitting in the basement ever since.

When we gutted the downstairs, Mark specifically rebuilt this wall next to the front door with an inset so the green wall could sit in it. He also installed electrical wires so we could light it from the back.

A few days ago, we finally hung the wall together, and we absolutely love how it looks! People have very strong opinions about it. Some love it and others don’t like it or don’t get it.

We’ve seen green walls in hotels, restaurants and coffee shops and just think it looks so cool. I love it in our home!

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