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Velvet!

It’s here! And whoa, how about this blue? After Scott and I agreed that our new couch needs to be a statement, our thoughts immediately went to – surprise, surprise! – navy. Our velvet chair has held up really well with a home full of pets, so we knew that we could always order West Elm’s fabric by the yard again. But after we received a suggestion from our reader, Heather (thank you!), to give House Fabric a go, we ordered a handful of samples. (We also checked out our favorite local Textile Warehouse, but with no luck.)

The winner was clear from the moment we spread out the samples across our table – Chambord Indigo. It’s so thick, and this blue has so many shades and variations depending on the light. Just imagine how it’s going to look once it’s been tufted! We took these photos outdoors which shows a very vibrant blue, but indoors it looks deep and rich, true to the sample on the House Fabric website. It does not lean primary (as these photos in the direct sun may suggest!), and at times, it’s a subtle gray blue. And as I sit here at my desk and look over at my swatch, it’s a true, dark navy. How’s that for a blue with multiple personalities?

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We had budgeted around $20-25/yard for our fabric (we would need 20 yards total for our more-than-8′ couch!), but quality was a must for us – so we weren’t set on sticking to that number. But as you can imagine, we were thrilled that our favorite (crazy durable) indigo velvet came in at $15/yard! We rubbed our sample all over the dogs (you know, as you do), and we were surprised to see that it came back virtually fur-free. Our other contenders were fur magnets, so while we know choosing a navy velvet couch might seem nuts for a four pet household, well, we’re taking the risk. Call us crazy. (Oh, hey, crazy!)

I’ll be dropping off our couch to the upholsterers today, and in a handful of weeks, we’ll have a game changer in the living room. We’re bursting.

  • caroline [the diy nurse] - April 8, 2014 - 6:58 AM

    I absolutely love it!ReplyCancel

  • Marie - April 8, 2014 - 6:59 AM

    I can’t wait to see the final result, I understand your bursting state of mind. Navy blue, you said ? Some colors are so hard to photograph. It looks so cozy, the kiddos will love it. I like your velvet choice, you crazy !ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 8, 2014 - 8:29 AM

      Yes – blues and pinks are difficult! And those are our favorites, so go figure. I love that you called us crazy. (We are.)ReplyCancel

      • Marie - April 8, 2014 - 9:09 AM

        Love crazy ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Christine @ Little House On The Corner - April 8, 2014 - 7:33 AM

    Can’t wait to see the transformation! It’s definitely going to be the statement piece you’ve been looking for!ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - April 8, 2014 - 7:59 AM

    oh that navy… seriously though… it’s going to be stunning. can’t wait to see it!ReplyCancel

  • Erin@Suburban Bitches - April 8, 2014 - 8:26 AM

    I recovered a vintage midcentury couch in the performance velvet from West Elm in a deep navy and I lOVE it! Yes, it is usually covered with fuzz from the rug that is in the same room but I wouldn’t change it at all. The velvet is so luxurious!!
    http://www.suburbanbitches.com/diy-hio-reupholstered-midcentury-couch/ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 8, 2014 - 8:29 AM

      Ooh, it’s SO good! We took home a sample swatch of that ink blue from West Elm, and seriously considered it. The fabric we chose in the end is sliiiightly less deep, which felt like a good fit for our 4 pet household. Love your couch!ReplyCancel

      • Erin@Suburban Bitches - April 8, 2014 - 3:53 PM

        I can’t wait to see the final result. And reading your reply to cost below, I too have found that you can’t really get away with reupholstering a couch for any less than buying a new one. But having a one-of-a-kind piece is worth it in my book. I know that I could never buy a new couch that I love as much as my reupholstered one!ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - April 8, 2014 - 8:44 AM

    I’m curious about the upholstering process, I’ve never had that done before (John’s done a few simple chairs himself, but not a whole couch!). Is getting furniture upholstered/re-upholstered a “splurge” kind of cost, or is it more reasonable? Let me put it this way: more or less expensive than buying a whole new couch?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 8, 2014 - 9:14 AM

      Depends. Scott and I were liking couches we would see online for around $1500 (and slightly more), but when we got into the store to check them out, the quality/comfort wasn’t what we had hoped for. When we saw the sofa on Jubilee’s blog listed for $80 (basically, they were giving it away!), I emailed the photo to a handful of upholstery shops for a quote. The best price was from Covers Unlimited – who we have used in the past and LOVED (they’re a small shop that’s top notch and have amazing customer service!) – so once we bought the couch, our fabric ($300) and the upholstery (plus tightening up the slight structural issues), we’re going to end up in the same range – if not slightly less – as if we had brought a brand new couch. And the brand new couches we didn’t LOVE in person. So! I guess all that to say that we’ll end up paying a little less than a new couch and have something totally unique!

      Some of the quotes were completely outrageous though… so it really all depends! We’re lucky that we’ve used Covers Unlimited in the past and they always have the best price, so we trust them fully.ReplyCancel

  • Sally - April 8, 2014 - 9:48 AM

    No wonder you are bursting – it’s going to be gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the result. How long do we have to wait?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 8, 2014 - 10:04 AM

      Hopefully no more than 3 weeks!ReplyCancel

  • Monica - April 8, 2014 - 11:14 AM

    that fabric is so so SO beautiful! crazy goodness.ReplyCancel

  • Carly - April 8, 2014 - 11:15 AM

    I think velvet works great with pets! We have a performance velvet couch from West Elm and the hair comes right up. The other bonus- we have spilled EVERYTHING on our couch and it wipes right off!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 8, 2014 - 1:22 PM

      Agreed. It also seems to hide any little kitty claw accidental puncture wounds!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - April 8, 2014 - 1:54 PM

    I bought 2 swivel chairs and a settee on Craig’s List for $60. I’m covering one of the swivel chairs in navy velvet and I can’t wait to see the final result. I’ve got to save a little money first to pay for the upholstery job but I know it will be worth the cost.ReplyCancel

  • Nikki - April 8, 2014 - 1:55 PM

    I love that fabric! I am currently obsessed with navy velvet furniture. I am looking for a bench or midcentury chair to reupholster with navy velvet. I would never have the guts to do an entire sofa, but I can’t wait to see your finished sofa. Maybe it will push me out of my beige or gray sofa comfort zone! :)ReplyCancel

  • tia - April 8, 2014 - 2:54 PM

    oh i cannot wait to see the finished product! i ended up choosing jb martin como velvet in indigo. currently waiting for it to arrive.ReplyCancel

    • heather - April 8, 2014 - 3:14 PM

      Sorry that I didn’t get back to you, Tia. I have been on vacation and not using my computer much. Anyway, I purchased a velvet called Geneva Midnight. Good luck with your project!ReplyCancel

      • tia - April 9, 2014 - 12:32 PM

        no problem and thanks! i would love to see a photo of your finished project.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 8, 2014 - 3:43 PM

      I love that we both ended up using House Fabric based on Heather’s reco!ReplyCancel

      • tia - April 9, 2014 - 12:33 PM

        i actually ended up ordering from another website. i have a lovely collection of navy velvet swatches now…lol. i’ll share a photo once my chair is finished.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - April 8, 2014 - 3:10 PM

    Yippee! The velvet is gorgeous and it is going to look amazing on that sexy sofa. I am so glad that you checked out House Fabric! Like I said before, I am totally satisfied with my choice, which was velvet named Midnight Geneva. It takes the “ruff” and tumble nature of my pooch like a champ. I will email a pic of my chair to you. :) I totally agree that the sample price is a little high, but did you see that the sample you chose can be returned for a refund? 5 bucks is still 5 bucks, right! Can’t wait to see the finished product.ReplyCancel

  • heather - April 8, 2014 - 3:20 PM

    Kim- Do you follow Smitten Studio? Check out the 5th image in Sarah’s latest post. I couldn’t help but think of your sofa!!

    http://www.smittenstudioonline.com/smitten-travels-miami-beach/ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 8, 2014 - 3:44 PM

      Oh, awesome! We could not be more excited! And I didn’t notice that you could get your sample money back. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Hannah Smith | Fox & Willow - April 8, 2014 - 9:15 PM

    SO exciting! can’t wait to see it done!ReplyCancel

  • Aileen - April 9, 2014 - 2:21 AM

    That is SO exciting! We’ve been wanting to reupholster our sectional for a while now, but have to hold of due to financial constraints. But I’ll live vicariously through you because I can’t wait to see how your couch comes out!

    And pet hair friendly? YES PLEASE. We have 3 dogs, 4 cats and a revolving door of foster puppies (recently had a litter of 8!) so I’m definitely looking into something similar. Our current couch loves to hold onto pet hair no matter how many times you vacuum or sticky mop.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 9, 2014 - 9:36 AM

      Whoa, that’s a lot of pets! Thank you so much for being an amazing foster family. It’s so, so appreciated!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - April 9, 2014 - 8:09 AM

    This looks like it’s going to be fabulous! Has it been 3 weeks yet? Is it done yet?! Come onnn upholsterer you have dying fans needing to see this couch!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 9, 2014 - 9:35 AM

      I know, I know! We’re hoping it’s closer to 2 weeks, but we are dying over here too! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - April 9, 2014 - 12:11 PM

    I’m new to the blog but from Chicago. It is fun to read about things and that are kind of local for me. What is the name of the fabric warehouse you struck out at?ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - April 9, 2014 - 2:26 PM

    This makes me all giddy! Love it and it will look so amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Heather {A Fire Pole in the Dining Room} - April 10, 2014 - 8:44 AM

    LOVE IT! I can’t wait to see the final piece!ReplyCancel

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The Workroom, Ready to Work!

I spent the first half of this week digging through still mostly-packed moving boxes of shop supplies, juggling baskets, bins and lists, fluffing and re-fluffing things, and now? The studio workroom is done! The very first, very, very done room in this whole house.

Let’s go!

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This small room was a former bedroom of the second floor apartment, and after installing a new window (the previous window had been taped off with plastic for years, and as a result, was foggy, cracked and useless), we had ourselves a blank slate. Fresh paint and baseboards gave this nook a fresh start – in addition to having the contractors square off the doorway last fall – and our goal was to keep it feeling bright, fun. I love it so, so much:

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The workroom is, simply, a glorified packing and shipping room. (It’ll also double as a bonus room for wrapping gifts, trimming labels and storing office stock!) Remember our paper pipes? They’re hung within reach of the counter, which’ll allow me to speed up the shop shipping – which, quite honestly, is one of the most daunting tasks of my work week.

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And this rug! I have been absolutely obsessed with dark floral prints for some time now, and I’d been lusting after this one for far too long. As much as I wanted it to work, I didn’t want it to overwhelm the room, and none of the sizes available felt like a good fit – both literally and figuratively. With the space being barely a 7′ box, I opted for Lulu & Georgia’s pretty Rosie rug which came in a pint-sized 3′x5′. (While I would’ve loved nothing more than to purchase the 8′x10′ for the main studio space, it wouldn’t have been the best financial move with so many unfinished projects on our plate right now. Boo adulthood.)

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You’ve already seen that I layered art along the top of our salvaged wood shelves, but the opposite wall needed something, too. I opted for something larger to avoid clutter (my worst enemy!), going with this bison print from Sandra Dieckmann (which had a former life in the studio of yore). Not wanting to waste one of our favorite prints on a small wall in a small room, Scott and I agreed that catching a glimpse of it coming up the stairs felt right; yup, it draws you in (or so one would say).

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The perfectly gaudy gold light fixture was picked up at Rebuilding Exchange, and I waffled for far too long on its wood finish. To paint? Or not to paint? In the end, I figured that my indecisiveness was a sign to let it be, and I’m happy I did! We lengthened the chain with a lamp kit, allowing it to swing into the center of the room off of the very un-centered junction box.

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Finalizing this room was such a huge step for us!* Not only will it completely change my workflow for the better, but checking off one entire room gives us that boost that, hey, we’re really getting somewhere! It’s so easy to dwell on the unfinished – the baseboards, the patchy kitchen, the old bathrooms and closet-less bedroom, to, um, name a few – and we often have to remind ourselves how far this home has come since last summer.

The workroom came together in manageable chunks over the course of March (and a baby bit of April), and you can check out each step by clicking on any of the sources below (and if you’re using a Reader, you may need to click over to view):

I consider myself a very lucky girl to have this dedicated space, and yes, it was an absolutely intentional decision to have a ‘bonus’ room during last year’s house hunt. Anyone with an in-home product based business can probably agree that the shipping mess can feel frustrating at best, but can I just say that I’m looking forward to packing my portraits this week? Ooh, bold words.

*Okay, if we’re splitting hairs, we still need to pick up a plant caddy to protect the hardwood floor. Thank you to Lyndsey and Nina for that tip! Green thumbs, we are not.

And PS… if anyone in the Chicagoland is interested in the former painting/shipping table, shoot me an email!

  • angela - April 3, 2014 - 7:24 AM

    Everything came together so well! LOVE the rug & light fixture especially. Plus all the light is fantastic.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-ThreeReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 3, 2014 - 11:43 AM

      Thank you! I’m so glad I decided not to paint the light fixture.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly Goldman - April 3, 2014 - 7:43 AM

    This space is awesome… and the light fixture is PERFECT. Nice job!ReplyCancel

  • Emma - April 3, 2014 - 7:54 AM

    Love! That light fixture is perfect too. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Shannon - April 3, 2014 - 7:59 AM

    I absolutely LOVE how this space evolved! Looks fabulous!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - April 3, 2014 - 8:01 AM

    I want to live in your workroom!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 3, 2014 - 11:42 AM

      Me too! Just to soak it up for a while before I re-enter the rest of the house!ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - April 3, 2014 - 8:11 AM

    I’d LIVE in that little room. So perfect. I can barely pick a favorite part but the close up of that rug made my heart skip a beat. Ooooh yes.ReplyCancel

  • Laura @ Rather Square - April 3, 2014 - 8:52 AM

    I really like how this room is utilitarian AND pretty. It seems like the perfect little space to do your packing and shipping, with everything close at hand and – bonus – nice to look at while you’re working. The rug is a great pop of color and pattern for the small footprint too. (And if I had room for it in my house, I’d take the old table off your hands!)ReplyCancel

  • misie - April 3, 2014 - 9:26 AM

    love.everything.ReplyCancel

  • karen - April 3, 2014 - 10:42 AM

    Ablsolutely gorgeous! I love the rug and the gold accents.ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - April 3, 2014 - 12:13 PM

    Perfection! I wish I’d have an area like this in my homeReplyCancel

  • Sarah - April 3, 2014 - 12:17 PM

    Beautiful job. I’m so jealous of that table, and the gold accents everywhere are perfect! I have one weird thought that could help you out if you find that you often have to stand there for more than a few minutes at a time – sneak one of those cushy floor mats (they’re about $20 at Costco) under your beautiful rug. They’re usually super ugly, but if it works to have them under a rug (I’ve never actually tried it) then you won’t have to look at it and your back wont ache, so shipping will be less of a painful process.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 3, 2014 - 12:32 PM

      That’s a great idea! Our friends have one of those in their kitchen, and I LOVE standing it. It’s funny how something so small can make such a huge difference in comfort. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Cait - April 3, 2014 - 12:39 PM

    Love how everything came together!

    I know it’s pretty pricy as an 8×10 (well, 7’6″x9’6″), but I think the Workroom’s 3×5 Rosie rug would relate well to the nuLOOM Kilam Floral, if you opted for that one in the studio. Or maybe that’s almost too matchy-matchy?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 3, 2014 - 1:11 PM

      I did think of that… but you’re right. I worry it’s too matchy. That’s not to say it’s still not an option though!ReplyCancel

      • Cait - April 3, 2014 - 1:44 PM

        Committing to a rug is hard! Or maybe my problem is that I have too many rugs I like, not enough money, and I can’t pick which room they should live in? Boo adulthood indeed. I think my temporary solution is to swap three rugs we already own around, but I’m one rug short and can’t decide on the perfect golden-yellow rug for the master.

        I’m sure you’ll find the perfect option for the studio when the time comes!ReplyCancel

  • What a happy space! I really love the rug. It’s such a great mix of girly and modern.ReplyCancel

  • Amelia @ House Pretty Blog - April 3, 2014 - 1:35 PM

    You guys have done an awesome job on this little room! A sign of great things to come for the whole house :)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie | glitter and goat cheese - April 3, 2014 - 4:02 PM

    I LOVE that light fixture!ReplyCancel

  • Marie - April 3, 2014 - 5:18 PM

    So so happy for you, your working space is absolutely fabulous. And the size of the rug is perfect as it allows some room for your great plant and the hardwood floor can be seen too. It gives an impression of space, really great job.ReplyCancel

  • erica - April 3, 2014 - 8:50 PM

    Gorgeous! Love every detail!ReplyCancel

  • Honor Roll | Making it Lovely - April 4, 2014 - 12:38 PM

    […] new studio workroom looks like a happy place to prepare orders. And pink, […]ReplyCancel

  • Kerri - April 4, 2014 - 3:09 PM

    what a great use of space. you’ve really utilized all the space for the best function!ReplyCancel

  • Trude - April 4, 2014 - 5:52 PM

    It looks gorgeous! It must make it so much easier to get that part of the process out of the way. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lynn - April 4, 2014 - 11:33 PM

    This looks absolutely amazing! Love, love, LOVE the way it turned out! Doesn’t it feel good to be able to check off an entire room? Can’t wait to see how the rest of the house shakes out. Question … where did you find the white wire baskets? I’ve been looking for something like that. Thanks in advance!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 5, 2014 - 6:01 PM

      Lynn, thanks! Those are actually Elfa drawers from the Container Store! They were a perfect fit.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - April 5, 2014 - 4:09 PM

    This room looks so lovely! It came together really well! I wish I had a room like this just to do gift wrapping and crafts. Haha! I love love love the light fixture! Glad you kept it normal.ReplyCancel

    • Amanda - April 5, 2014 - 4:09 PM

      Oh PS: please tell us the story on those teacup succulents! They are adorable and I want to create them!ReplyCancel

      • Kim - April 5, 2014 - 6:02 PM

        Thank you! Do you mean the banana plants? We picked up those planters from a flea market last year :)ReplyCancel

  • Alicia Parsons @ Atypical Type A - April 7, 2014 - 10:01 PM

    Looks amazing, I can understand your excitement! I am about to tackle my own workroom and have been looking at storage benches. Too bad in Australia the same $378 bench costs $999! Seriously!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - April 14, 2014 - 10:41 AM

    it looks fantastic!! and i LOVE that rug.ReplyCancel

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Greenery In the Workroom

Scott and I spent the weekend in Kokomo, Indiana (it’s more than just a song – it’s a real town!) celebrating the one year birthday of our (ridiculously adorable) little nephew Max. Our messy home and my racing mind had me feeling anxious about the twenty to-dos I’d hoped to get done, but you know what? The time away was so, so necessary, forcing us to enjoy some much needed down time with family and friends. Oh, Kim. Sometimes I need that push to remember to slooow down. Enjoy. Relax.

One day two freshly invigorated minds later, we returned home Sunday afternoon to the first warm day Chicago has seen in months, which felt like the just-right time to take your greenery suggestions and hit our local nursery, Adams & Son Gardens. We were on a quest to find a tall, hearty plant for the workroom, and we not only came home with a winner (or four), but full of great advice from the staff (who we just adore; these guys are awesome!).

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We let them know that we have a house full of pets – one of which (ahem, Miss Maddie) loves to treat herself to a green lunch from time to time. We were being overly cautious as we shot off question after question, although Maddie has never done any serious damage to any previous house plants other than a small nibble. Being mindful of this toxic plant list (thank you to reader Amanda for sharing that link!), we voiced our concerns for upset kitty bellies and our growing frustration that seemingly every plant seemed to be on the hit list. We also told them of our notorious black thumbs, but with all the light our ‘new’ house receives, it was about time we learn a thing or two; this home is craving plant life, and we were ready to make. It. Work.

The super sweet owner was so patient with us and our long list of likes, dislikes and concerns, and we came home with a huge – no, enormous!snake plant. It’s low on the toxicity list (our Maddie girl would need to consume multiple entire stalks for it to be harmful – the equivalent to 1 liter of the plant’s extract!), and for pet safety, he let us know that over 85% of house plants will be on this list. He loaded us up with the proper soil to use and told us to give our new plant a watering once every two weeks.

With his blessing, we felt comfortable with our purchase, but after potting it later that evening and placing it in the workroom, we were thrilled with our choice. It’s huge!

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The 14″ navy planter was also purchased at the nursery, and, hey – do you remember these guys? If you’ve been with us for a while, you know I love a good dino! With our terrarium long gone (we’d like to blame the move, but let’s be real here), this felt like a proper home. And who are we to resist a dose of good quirk?

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Our plant was so large, that we actually broke off a handful of unruly stems and re-potted them in the only extra planter we had on hand. Goodness knows they won’t last long in there, so we’ll need to upgrade that little terracotta pot soon!

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Of course right before checkout, I spotted a slew of Croton-Banana plants, so those came home, too. We had one on our previous home’s console and it held up really well (even for us), but again – can we blame the move for its demise? (That’s a thing, right? Plant stress?)

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Everything for the workroom seems to be falling into place, and every item that was wish-listed, needed and ordered are finally all under this roof. I’ve been busy pulling it all together, and soon enough, I’ll be breaking down dozens of moving boxes since all the things will have a home!

Thank you to everyone who chimed in on Friday with plant suggestions and tips. You all are the best. (The cat’s pajamas!)

  • Kerri - April 1, 2014 - 7:27 AM

    yay! i love snake plants and they’re great for pets! great choice! it’s beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • angela - April 1, 2014 - 7:42 AM

    The snake plant was a fantastic choice. My son has had one for a few years and it requires very little care and I love how sculptural they are.

    Angela @ Number Fifty-ThreeReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 1, 2014 - 8:34 AM

      Excellent. I like the sound of “years”!ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsey - April 1, 2014 - 8:11 AM

    Great choice, it’s fabulous! Just a tidbit of info (that i learned when we moved into our home), leaving your pot sitting on your hardwoods can damage the floor. I bought plant bases (with wheels!) at Ikea for $10 that i sit my plant pots on. Gotta protect those lovely floors :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 1, 2014 - 8:34 AM

      Oh, sheesh, shows how much we know! There is a plate under the pot… are you saying it needs to be elevated off of the hardwood floor? Thanks, Lyndsey!ReplyCancel

      • Lyndsey - April 1, 2014 - 10:43 AM

        Yep, i thought the plate was enough too but my mom informed me that it needs to be elevated off the floor. I believe her as the old house we bought had lots of black stains on the hardwoods that need to be refinished, and it’s most likely from moisture that can get caught between the plate and floor. Learning through error!ReplyCancel

        • Nina - April 2, 2014 - 12:14 AM

          Yes, I can also attest to the black marks left under plants on plates.
          While I’m sorry to hear the terrarium won’t be resurrected I am certainly glad to see your dinos are doing well. :)ReplyCancel

  • caroline [the diy nurse] - April 1, 2014 - 9:07 AM

    It’s amazing how much plants make a space come to life!ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey d. - April 1, 2014 - 9:07 AM

    I LOVE my snake plant (also called Mother-in-law’s tongue). I got mine more than a year ago and it’s going strong with very little intervention (I dump a big glass of water on it every week or so). I love that it’s mostly safe for the cats (we have three and one is a definite chewer). Even so, we’ve got the plant in a tall bullet planter and keep it away from counters or tables that the cats could use to get to it. It makes me feel extra safe (and the bullet planter is so retro it makes me squeal!).ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 1, 2014 - 11:35 AM

      Ah! Do you have a photo of it!?ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - April 1, 2014 - 9:21 AM

    I love snake plants and this looks so beautiful! I can’t wait to see the whole workroom.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - April 1, 2014 - 10:51 AM

    Oh my goodness – the pots in that last photo are so incredibly pretty. Love them!ReplyCancel

  • KJ - April 1, 2014 - 11:23 AM

    I’ve been in a houseplant buying frenzy lately. We too have a bright and white office and the greenery just looks too good! I’m just wondering what the folks at the nursery said about the toxicity of the crotons. I just bought one this weekend but then I heard they are very toxic for cats. And of course that’s the plant my cat is most attracted to!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 1, 2014 - 11:33 AM

      Honestly, we didn’t ask them about the Croton because they’re going to be on a shelf up high – there’s no way Maddie would jump up there (she’s not the most… um, active cat!).ReplyCancel

  • Julia@Cukoo4Design - April 1, 2014 - 8:32 PM

    Love the snake plants and just bought one too! Put it into a copper potReplyCancel

  • kory - April 1, 2014 - 11:28 PM

    Nice! I really like how the plants look as if they are underwater, just waiting for Nemo to peek out from somewhere! :)ReplyCancel

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