Scandi-looking black and white pots can best bring out the different colors of succulents.

I’m so partial to succulents. I’ve had an on-and-off love affair with them since 2008. And now my love for them has had a resurgence here in Manila since you see them almost everywhere. It seems to be the favorite greenery among the young interior designers or stylists.

Renewed interest in Scandinavian design also revived the popular use of geometric patterns in interior furnishings. Type Scandinavian design in Google or Pinterest, and this is what you get.

Screenshot of Google search results for Scandinavian design geometric patterns

What’s commonly talked about is that succulents are easy-maintenance plants. Not! I killed all those I owned. I’ve over-watered, under-watered, roasted them under the sun, kept them in the shade. I could never get it right and somehow, sooner or later, they said their goodbyes first by shedding their leaves, then turning brown.

I hope this batch is not going to die on me though.

Succulents in a black and white potSucculent in a black and white pot

We made a DIY video for the brave souls among you who want to paint your own pots, and especially for those who feel lucky that they can master the art of caring for succulents.

We wanted a clean, spare look so we chose to paint the pots in black and white. Doing so made the colors of the different plants stand out.

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Annie is the Managing Editor of Let it B | MyBoysen Blog. An unrepentant workaholic, she runs this blog and her own company Talking Lions ( She thrives on collaborating with people who are good at what they do, and working together with them to create something special. Annie learned interior styling while managing her own wholesale business in the Netherlands, importing high-end, handmade home furnishings to stock four outlets and a showroom in the country.


  1. Marj Roxas Reply

    May i know what white paint did u use for the pots? Is it semi-gloss?

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