Last Monday, Siham from Frenchbydesign and I spent the day walking around the streets of San Francisco. I saw many pretty ceramic shops and coffee places in Valencia and I loved discovering Paxton Gate, which is quite an interesting, curious shop considering they specialise in entomology and taxidermy and plants. So yes you get welcomed by skulls and dead animals but then as you walk in, you discover this gorgeous urban jungle garden at the back of the shop filled with cacti, succulents and other beautiful plants. I thought it was quite funny the contrast between all things dead and these beautiful, green plants celebrating life…
I have enjoyed doing this post so much last year that I think it’s time for another one. The large plants that I got a few months ago (photo 3) is still very much alive and looks beautiful and I’m keen to get more. Plants make a home such a happy, vibrant place don’t you think?
Since I came back from Amsterdam last October, I have been keen to add large plants in our home to use them as design pieces. I got the one above from Ikea over 6 weeks ago and I’m glad to say it is still alive and looking very well. I was so excited over the weekend that I even started talking to her/it. This one (can’t remember the name but I can find out if you want to know) is great because it has a really tropical feel to it and with all our white walls, some mornings when the sun filters through the glass roof of the kitchen, I feel I’m in L.A. rather than in London in December.
Since I spent last weekend in Amsterdam, staring at this beautiful specimen while doing my yoga in the morning, I have been obsessed by getting a big plant or a tall cactus for our home and I’ve created a new Urban jungle Pinterest board to keep track of my current obsession… I love plants…I can’t say I have “green fingers” but depending how strong the plant is, I can just manage to not kill it. When Lucas was younger, being the gorgeous but boisterous dog he is, it was pointless to have large plant pots indoors as he would only use them to hide his bones and put earth everywhere.