This is not something I claim to be an expert at. I am a beginner and it has gone wrong a few times but I can help but keep feeling our home or the shop for that matter just needs a few more plants! Im sat writing this in the store with 15 plants I can see from the desk and still thinking just a few more. I do love an abundance of plants anyway but I find they really help to bring out all the colours in our pieces. Dark old wood against bright fresh green really lifts pieces and gives them extra life. I use them all over our flat but didn’t notice until recently spending three days photographing the flat with the wonderful photographer Matt Sommerville how each photo really was lifted by the plants. Matt already with a hefty few plants of his own kept pointing this out to me in the photos and we ended up bringing in a fair few more. I know I am slow on the uptake, I think its because I finally have a few house plants that I have kept a live for a few years, even though our actual garden advances are slow. Our interiors style is pretty dark and generally a bit muted, from dark worn ebonised wood to tarnished silver plating. Although all together it looks balanced the splashes of green really helps to give it all a much stronger look.
After dropping a piece off once to the most lovely lady. In a wonderful top floor flat full of wonderful pieces, collections and hallway totally crammed with plants I kind of became hooked. We made Kokedamas for the store, which was much harder than I expected but still have an amazing succulent Kokedama hanging in our bathroom. I tied repotting a few plants and replaced our lack lustre window boxes. Most things are now doing well except the window boxes. We killed Ivy.
For us the plants are a great extra thing to look after. A reason to just wander around the flat and a general source of bonus happiness in the flat especially when they start getting new shoots. I have aspirations to one day to totally redo our bathroom, with a new shower, tiles, a small cabinet and bits. However I think we will actually let the plants be the star in here. If we can just keep them alive.