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Behind the Design: Cactus Cuties

Calling all plant mamas: This summer, we’re growing our collection with Cactus Cuties, one of this season’s playful new prints.

Why we love it

The modern bohemian trend has taken hold in the past few seasons, with white walls, kilim rugs, warm brown tones and lots and lots of cacti transporting us to desert vistas.

Just like succulents before them, cacti have been embraced by millennials and others looking for a low-maintenance, climate-friendly house plant. Cacti add colour and beauty to your home with their sculptural quality – no two are alike!

And for those of us without a green thumb, there’s the next best thing: cactus home décor that requires no watering whatsoever! You can find these desert dwellers in wallpaper, ceramics, pillows and now, our Cactus Cuties print.

The story behind Cactus Cuties

With pineapples popping up in our Lotta Colada print in 2018 and succulents on the scene this spring, we’re no strangers to a great horticultural design. Our in-house teams also wanted to nod to our many friends in the U.S. Southwest – and so the seed for Cactus Cuties was planted!

This prickly print went through many forms – first in the background of spring’s popular Llama Rama print, then paired with a rugged cowboy boot that was later upgraded to an embroidered Icon-It™.

The final result is an assortment of cacti of all shapes and sizes growing in patterned terra cotta pots set on a neutral background. The Cactus Cuties print shares its blend of green and warm tones with our Spring/Summer Island Nights print, and also pairs well with Spring’s Green Cabana Stripe.

What to wear & how to pair

Take a little of that Western vibe wherever you go when you choose one of our best-loved utility or thermal styles in Cactus Cuties.

Pack an All-InTM Organizer with tools for the garden, or fill an Essential Storage Tote with fresh blooms from the farmers market. Keep a Large Utility Tote in the trunk to collect vintage thrifting finds, and stay cool on desert-like days with drinks and snacks chilled in your Thermal Tote.

Along with Green Cabana Stripe, Cactus Cuties is an easy match to our Statement Canvas collection – especially with designs in Forest Green or Orange.

We love how our Boot Icon-It™ lends a strong cowboy spirit to this print, but you can also add on a punny phrase like “Stick with it,” “Can’t touch this” or “Cactus makes perfect.” Choose Black, Burgundy or Orange thread for personalization that’s on point.

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Some cactus species can go up to two years without water, but Cactus Cuties is only here for a few more weeks! Catch this and the rest of our playful Summer Guide prints now through Aug. 31.