Happy Tuesday! Today, I wanted to share with you one of my favorite tips for small space city living. Since moving to DC, we’ve really been missing our backyard garden (and grill!). So, I love to incorporate as many plants inside the apartment as possible. While I don’t always have the best track record for keeping them alive, I do like to find pretty vessels to hold them while I try not to kill them. I partnered up with At Home Stores to find a bunch of pretty vessels so that I can try to reverse my past experiences with house plants in style.
When I was shopping at At Home, I was immediately drawn to the decahedron planters. I snagged a pair- one larger and one smaller- and popped some fresh hydrangea into the latter. The shape is so unexpected for a vase, and I love how the matte black pops against the white marble table.
I have six large bookshelves in my living room, and I wanted to add a few green plants to them to add color and texture. I stuck with the matte black theme and chose this diamond pattern planter for a crawling plant (which is not doing so well- any tips?)
But my main goal in this ‘add green things to the apartment’ mission was to add a fiddle leaf fig plant to our space. So, I visited our local nursery (Greenstreet Gardens if you’re in the DMV area!), and picked out a beauty. Luckily, At Home had the perfect large ceramic planter for the tree!
I wanted to put it near the window so it would get sunlight, but I also needed to add height to this corner. The solution? I picked up a tall accent table in the same color, and it’s the perfect height and feel for this nook.
The other decahedron planter holds my other favorite plant- the snake plant (or, sansevieria trifasciata for you plant experts) is one of the best plants you can keep in your home because of its air purification qualities. For me, that’s just a bonus because it’s just so pretty!
Although DC has a lot of parks and I consider the city to be my backyard, it’s really nice to incorporate some greenery of my own into our apartment. It adds a beautiful color and texture, and makes the space feel lived in- at least, that’s what I’ll use as my excuse when I eventually kill one (or more). It’s also a great way to hold on to that summer feel for as long as you can- before we know it, the leaves will be falling and the lush greenery will disappear!
At Home has a huge selection of plant stands and planters, so if you’re in the market for something for your plants or flowers, make sure to check them out! I found more planters than plants, which isn’t a bad problem to have 😉
Do you have any tips or tricks for bringing the outdoors in? I would love to hear how you keep your plants alive!
I am honored to be a part of At Home’s 2016 Inspiration Team. This post was written in partnership with At Home, but as always, all opinions, thoughts, and words are 100% my own. Stay tuned for more At Home posts coming soon!