Cornell University

Lecture: Wild at Cornell with Hilton Carter

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 7:30pm

Alice Statler Auditorium
7 East Ave, Ithaca, NY 14850, USA

Have you ever walked into a plant nursery or greenhouse and instantly felt a change in the air? The feeling of calm that washes over you as you tilt your head back, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. This is the feeling you’re looking to replicate when you bring plants into your home. For Hilton Carter, it all started with one plant, a fiddle-leaf fig named Frank, to be exact. As he explains in his best-selling book Wild at Home: How to Style and Care for Beautiful Plants, and will share in his lecture, Carter’s interest in plants started out as purely practical: he was averse to putting up curtains in his apartment, and decided to try a more natural approach to creating privacy, using plants.  Join Hilton for a lecture of how he cares for and styles the 300+ plants in his home and studio and how you can create your own Wild Home at Cornell.

Hilton Carter is a director, interior stylist, and fine artist, who loves making things with his hands.  Having relocated to New Orleans in 2014 from L.A., he began cultivating more plant in his home and one year later, now living in Baltimore, MD, he had accumulated over 60 plants.  As he explains in his first book Wild at Home, what started as an interest in avoiding curtains has turned into a passion resulting in caring for over 300 plants his home and studio, to create what many call an urban jungle.  Having fully developed his green thumb and his career as an artist, Hilton continues his creativity by helping to style homes with greenery and to share his passion with the plant community.  To see more of Hilton’s work follow on Instagram @hiltoncarter: https://www.instagram.com/hiltoncarter/

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