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June 28, 2021
When I first moved into my new place, I was so excited to decorate and put my stamp on my home. I got lots of beautiful furniture and accent pieces, but besides a few housewarming gifts, I didn’t have many plants. I decided to get a few trees since we have three outdoor spaces. I learned very quickly that I don’t have the green thumb of my fantasies and I can kill a plant like nobody’s business. Honestly, it made me a little sad, especially during quarantine. I wanted to have a beautiful little garden of life like everyone I saw on social media. Then it hit me: faux plants were the answer!
Once I realized I could bring my space to life with faux plants, I went all out. I filled every room with plants, trees, and flowers: all from my beloved Frontgate. For my living room, I went for a casual, yet elevated look with a fig tree, fiddle plant, oversized orchid, and white rose and hydrangea bouquet in a low vase. I added just a touch of tropical flare in my dining room with a faux palm tree and a hydrangea bouquet.
Of course, as I already shared, I went full English Garden Party for my dining balcony, and fresh and summery for my front porch. Finally, my large outdoor balcony was always meant to have a Bali/tropical theme, so I was very selective in choosing the right plants for this space. Bali was one of Ryan’s and my favorite trips, so we wanted to recreate that unique vibe at home. We’re actually still adding to it with one of our trees on backorder (what isn’t on backorder right now, right?!), but it’s definitely coming together. Looking at old photos before we added plants is so funny. The space looks so plain!
The next space I’ll be tackling is our bedroom. Our theme there is going to be a kind of Japanese zen. We already have one tree we plan to add there and are currently waiting on our new bed and side tables. I can’t wait to have my little slice of relaxation soon!
Are you a fan of faux plants or do you have a green thumb?
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Photos by Ryan Carpenter.