Hilton Carter is a renowned plant and interior stylist, celebrated for his expert plant care advice and green inspiration, which he shares on his go-to Instagram account @hiltoncarter. He has also published a trio of best-selling plant-themed books. In its latest publication, Wild CreationsHilton shares DIY projects, hacks and plant styling tips that make growing your own plant sanctuary at home an achievable reality.
Hilton’s fresh, biophilic interiors are a plant-lover’s paradise, infused with natural textures, cozy modern details and, of course, happy, healthy houseplants. Spend time in Carter’s universe and you’ll come away inspired to bring more plants into your space and discover the uplifting effects they have on your home and your mood. “Have you ever walked into a nursery or greenhouse and instantly felt a change in the air?” Hilton asks, “That’s the feeling you seek to replicate when you bring plants into your home.”
Hilton’s ability to seamlessly marry indoor plants with other interior design elements makes us wonder: what kind of design does it gravitate toward to make these harmonious spaces possible? We invited him to share his Design Milk basket to find out.
Abstract Mountain Blanket by Buhlaixe Studio
“I added this blanket to my cart because there can be so many different things in a home. As a throw, it can be used typically for warmth or styled over the arm of a sofa or bedroom. ‘a chair. But with its beautiful abstract design, it could be mounted on a wall as art. As a plant stylist and someone who has lots of plants in terracotta pots, the color palette of the blanket would look great on our sunroom, styled on the arms of our leather chairs.
Peaches and Cream Platform Pot Set by Tortuga
“I put this Tortuga planter in my cart for its cool geometric design and for the hidden drainage area. Because of the drainage area, it creates its own base for the plant to sit on. I like the fact that you could buy several and place them together to form a chain.Since it was concrete, I capped a cactus inside and covered the topsoil with small stones.
Uma Mini Light + Speaker by Pablo Designs
“I put the Uma Mini Light in my basket because I already have one and I love it! I think why not share this love by offering it to someone. Throughout the spring, from in the summer and fall we used the lantern to dine on the patio or take a walk in the park.Not only does it create a beautiful, warm, intimate glow, but you can also set the mood by connecting it via Bluetooth and playing your favorite jams!When I have it indoors, I styled it in my veranda among the plants to add some glow between the foliage.
Recorridos wool rug by Meso
“This Recorridos rug from Meso screams comfort. We have a wool rug on our porch and one of the things I like to do is kick off my shoes and let my feet sink into the wool. It’s the simple things, isn’t it? When styling, I would place it either in our living room or in our bedroom, possibly in the same room as the Senderos chair.
Paperthin Bench by Lennart Lauren
“I dropped this Lennart Lauren bench in my cart because I’d be crazy not to. It’s not only functional and durable, but it’s very stylish. The variety of powder coated colors will add a nice touch to any space in your home. Although it has a modern look, it feels like it can blend in well with many different types of ambiances. Personally, I would place it in the entrance to our home or on one side of our dining room table, with a faux fur throw draped over it.