My dear, sweet "friend," Nate Berkus, regularly includes on his list of decorative accessories the use of at least one living thing in each room.
Personally, I wouldn't mind so much decorating with a little bit of him in each room, but since I can't seem to find him anywhere in the Queen City, I'll make this article about accessorizing your home with house plants. Here's one of his designs using a few varieties.
Starting in the foyer, this dash of bright green is the perfect compliment to the subtle hues of pink, metallic and earth tones.
I cut a little Aucuba from our yard and situated a vase next to the console in our foyer. The great thing about this shrub is that it lasts for weeks, even up to months. A little water is all that is needed!
I also used Aucuba here to flank both ends of the mantle in our den.
Orange Trees as a House Plant? Absolutely!
I love this little planter.
Here, I cut a sprig of Magnolia from a tree in our yard to add a little life and color to our home bar.
Or, toss a little Magnolia into a basket, and Voila!
I've always admired this powder room. A fern is perfect for the bathroom with its desire for moisture and filtered light.
Pockets of greenery add character to an already charming kitchen.
A few sprigs from the yard add a pop of green to this colorful and eclectic room.
One house plant I particularly love is the Split Leaf Philodendron.
It is such a unique and lovely bird.
Another favorite low-maintenance house plant is the Zamioculcas Zamifolia. Did you get that? You can just call it the Zi Zi plant. This interesting fella requires very little water and attention, while effortlessly boasting a high level of interest.
How about this Rhapis Excelsa? It's size and stature propel this plant to work of art status.
I've perhaps, though, been most love-struck as of late by the fiddle leaf fig. Don't you just love the quirkiness of this delightful specimen?
I love it so much that I couldn't resist one for our own home. Meet Dee Dee, the newest member of our family! Isn't she a beaut? So long, lean and lovely at four feet tall.
What is your favorite In-House Greenery? Is your home accessorized with any shown here? I don't know about you, but I'm always looking for two things: Lovely and Low-Maintenance. I'd love to hear any of your recommendations!
For the love of the always stylish accessory of life, Whitley