Jacqui Vidal and Alana Langan are calling their new retail space on High Street a “botanical emporium”. That may sound OTT, but “plant store” doesn’t seem to do a place decked out with 24-carat gold-plated shelves that reach the ceiling justice. Langan says the real pièce de résistance, though, is the black-bean tree. “It took five of us to get it in there, and it’s the only thing in the shop not for sale.”
Langan and Vidal were long-time friends when they started Ivy Muse. The pair was looking for a fun way to collaborate outside of their full-time jobs (Vidal runs art shop Signed and Numbered, Langan is an interior stylist) when the idea to design plant stands came up.
Aside from being purely decorative, Vidal recommends the stands for anyone worried about water damage from pots on the floor, for keeping pets away, or as a way to de-clutter floor space (if you have a few too many pots).
Ivy Muse Botanical Emporium
1250 High Street, Armadale
(03) 9939 0228
Mon to Sat 10am–5pm