This design concept by Italian company Benetti Stone brings the idea of green home décor to a whole different level. After all, why create a backsplash or tile your bathroom with stone, quartz, or ceramic when you can use a plant?

That’s right—Benetti Stone’s Mosstile is a tile made of lichen, mounted on an environmentally friendly resin base. Available in 12 natural colors, the lichen requires no pruning, watering or natural light, which means that by installing Mosstile, you’re basically installing a maintenance-free vertical garden inside your house.

What do you think about Mosstile? Is it a sophisticated and forward-thinking way of introducing plant life to your home? Or is it a little too eclectic for your tastes?

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