The living room has a fresh face.
Yesterday I arranged the plants to diminish the electronics. On the left are two snake plants, one hiding tradescantia tricolor, a potted monstera, and one growing in water. In the center is a terrarium. On the right, snake plant cuttings sit in water to root next to fresh anthuriums and a kupukupu fern.
I love how these anthuriums contrast the greenery and add a happy, tropical vibe.
We went with a mid-century modern table from Amazon.com ($88.00) and orange and teal industrial stools from Ross ($17.95 each). The round table fits well in the small space and its legs match the laminate floor. Orange and teal are fun accent colors that informalize and modernize the room.
This moss terrarium where dinosaurs roam is another teal detail.
The entire space is airy and filled with natural light (especially great for these succulents!).
This hallway leads to the kitchen on the right and the bedroom straight ahead.
This spider plant next to the kitchen livens an otherwise blank space.
And the peace lily on the opposite wall awaits the comfy couch (we are hunting for) and maybe an area rug.
It's been a few weeks since we moved in, and little by little our design is coming together.
All photos are my own. © 2017
Last Fall I brought home my first houseplant that lived.
After overwatering a dieffenbachia to its death, I wanted a hardy plant for my bedroom. I found this sansevieria (snake plant) at Ko'olau Farmers, our neighborhood nursery. At Geobunga, my boyfriend and I picked this pearly ceramic pot and earthy saucer. Our urban jungle began.
To my surprise, our sansevieria flowered a few months later in January. It flowered for a week, but each gardenia-scented bloom lasted only one day.
Soon after, at Paiko, Kaka'ako's botanical boutique, I adopted this young heart-leaf philodendron (a.k.a. monstera).
My enthusiasm for indoor greenery grew. Most weekends I visited the nursery and returned with syngoniums, a golden pothos, another snake plant, and one more monstera. Our bedroom became an oasis.
And plants took over @jadejournals.
Then a peace lily, dwarf snake plant (unpictured), and calathea from Glenn's Orchids in Waimanalo joined the family.
My desire for plants didn't stop there. From a neighborhood plant sale, I adopted this indigenous kupukupu fern, spider plant, and caladium lindenii.
Then tradescantia tricolor cuttings arrived in the mail from Florida. I bought them on Etsy. My boyfriend said, "Who gets plants in the mail?!"
Recently, we moved to a new apartment. Eighteen plants came with us. I am sure we have room for more.
I'm Jade: a plant lover, plant mama, apartment dweller, and teacher living in Honolulu.
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