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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Home Inspiration: Flowers

I'd love to have more plants at home, and Juliet Totten's New York apartment is really inspiring. She grows lavender, rosemary, lemons, ferns and mosses next to the windows, and this summer she plans to grow tomatoes and strawberries (in a NYC apartment--awesome). And see the small red-and-yellow bouquet next to the mirrors? They're actually paper decoupage flowers attached to wires! Genius.

P.S. A plant table.

(Via Design*Sponge)

84 comments:

oneshotbeyond said...

I would also love to have more plants in my home. They are just so beautiful and give homes a "Fresh" feel!

:-)

The Boob Nazi said...

That green cabinet is beautiful.

Melanie's Randomness said...

I can't wait to have my own apartment so i can have flowers wherever I want!!

Naomi @ NIMO. said...

Oh I love those pics!!! Especially the second one. I wish I had more plants at my home, but I can never find a free corner that get's enough sunlight :(

Sarah Swift said...

That green dresser is the bees knees!

Bumpkin on a Swing said...

Putting out fresh flowers from the garden has the same affect as stuffing dirty dishes in the oven.
Mamma's rule.

Clean out the sink,
Clean the floors, dust eye level surfaces,
clean the toilet, leave the cleaner in it, and slap out fresh flowers.
Shut all other doors.

Joanna Goddard said...

i know, isn't that green paint amazing? such a bold choice but it really works.

Rachel Dangerfield said...

This is my dream decor. Those mirrors! Those colors! The natural light! Amazing.

BARGAIN BEX said...

my eyes just couldn't get off that GORGEOUS green cabinet/dresser drawer.

i wish it was in my humble abode!

Beatriz said...

Two of my favorite things... or well three. Vintage mirrors, fresh greens, and boots!! I have a great copper boot tray on my back porch. Now all I need are my Hunter boots!! Great pics. I could totally use some of your brilliant advice on wedding registry basics that are driving me insANE!! My latest post. Thanks!!

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maggie said...

flowers are hard to get right! these are perfection!

Susan said...

i want that lemon tree in my house, so pretty.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

That Kelly green cabinet makes me SMILE*

Sandy said...

oh how i would love to have more flowers in my home. too bad we have trouble keeping them alive though since we travel for work and for leisure so much! =(

Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

That green cabinet is beautiful!

Joanna Goddard said...

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Dani-Elle said...

I love those pictures.

Great Post!
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Melina said...

I love all the mirrors in the second photo. I've seen them at Anthropologie but they are ridiculously expensive, so I've been thrifting all the old mirrors I can find to create this look. Now I just need some lovely flowers!

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The Zhush said...

eek, an apt? really? OK, no more excuses...must grow something here (now).

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

a lemon tree in your living room? unbelievable! and pretty!

jjparks said...

LOVE the first picture! I'm thinking about repainting my desk and that green would add a great punch of color to my white walls.

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Blue Is Bleu said...

I love plants in the house... my mum used to fill our entire home with potted plants. I'd love to do that but I'm always afraid my cats would think they're something to climb hehe

Moocy said...

Her house is absolutely gorgeous! I would love to have a little lemon tree to brighten up my home.

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

Oh! I would love a meyer-lemon tree.

Bailey @ peppermintbliss said...

Lemon treeee, verrry prettyy (humming that in my head)

Victoria said...

I want to grow things in my apartment too! Any plant I get dies after 2 days or so. I'm not very green fingered. x

Hollie said...

I want a lemon tree!!!

Anonymous said...

I really like the top picture especially. I would love a lemon tree.

ab said...

I love the third photo. Actually, yesterday I sent it to my husband with a note: Why can't our houseplants look like this? I've always love moss and ferns-- goes back to playing in the woods as a kid.

Pink Lemonade said...

Love the green in the first photo! Lovely and fresh!

Hip Hip Gin Gin said...

I would love more plants (or some plants as I have none) but I always manage to kill them. I think this spring I'll give it another shot with a couple of potted plants and see how I do.
That lemon tree looks so lovely, I can just imagine having lemonade from my very own tree. Can't beat that!!

Kristina Dimitrijevic said...

Ok she grows lavender inside! How?!?! I must learn.

à part said...

This is so inspiring. I hope to break my plant-killing cycle and grow lots of pretty things this spring.

Maki said...

I've been trying to create a little oasis/garden in my condo, too, but my obstacle is two of my kitties. They LOVE chewing on plants and some of them might be bad for them - but they look sooo beautiful!

BTW, I'm in SRQ - about an hour & 1/2 north of Naples! We're really close, Joanna - the highs gonna be in the 70's this weekend! :)
PPS: I adored GAP maternity jeans & cords when I was pregnant! SOO comfy!

xoxo

magpiesandmagnolias said...

That's it. This sealed the deal that I MUST have a lemon tree. Must.

Marissa said...

Such beautiful colors! I might have to go buy some plants.

ashlina said...

ok now you have convinced me...more greenery needs to be in my apt...

love those photos!

:)

Elizabeth said...

I just love everything about it! The flowers are gorgeous and that green cabinet is just so bright and cheery!

Good Girls Studio said...

A house is not a home unless it has live plants in it...Johanna's philosophy on home living :)

Plants used to never last more than a month at my place. Once I had my son they started living longer...perhaps I learned to pay more attention after he came along!

Joslyn said...

lovely. i wish my meyer lemon plant was that prolific...sigh.

dove and pigeon said...

I love. The fact that such a home can exist in this city gives me hope!

racingyogagirl said...

I love growing herbs in the house because they smell wonderful but my crazy cat eats them (then usually throws up) so it really defeats the purpose....

G-Zell said...

I am totally diggin these pics.. right on!.. plants are wonderful things... sigh..beautiful

Adrienne Gunde said...

So beautiful & amazingly refreshing.. I really can't stop staring at that first image! Love apartments that are filled to the brim with flowers & plants!

Elizabeth Chaten said...

I'm growing basil, cilantro, rosemary, lobelia, pansies, and petunias in my dorm room window sill :) The cilantro is growing like weeds! It's truly cheerful :)

danikreeft said...

i love the old vintage mirrors, so gorgeous.
and i love that you feature so much on your blog that gives me even just a few minutes of escape..to have something that reminds of the beautiful things.

thanks joanna!
xo.

B a la Moda said...

Love this home inspiration. Love flowers and I wish I could buy a bunch every day. But here in Spain they are extremely expensive.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Atticus and Juliet said...

she has a lemon tree growing in her apt?! how cool!

craftysunday said...

lemons?! brilliant!

if anyone has any hint of flat-ish outdoor space (i have a third floor, city front porch) i have had amazing luck with earth boxes (that's the brand; no they're not paying me they're just that good!)

i've planted and successfully grown tomatoes (beefsteak and cherry), green peppers (several varieties), sage, basil, parsley, jalapenos...my city garden was amazing, and it took NO land and minimal care.

just suggestin'!

cheers,
mindi

iheartkiwi said...

i wish i had more of a green thumb!

i just recently killed off my poor little basil plant... now i'm trying my hand at succulents!

Dancing Branflake said...

Those green cabinets tie everything in so well.

Jane Flanagan said...

So very, very beautiful. I'm still hoping to find a lemon tree!

Jody said...

I adore that green cabinet. I don't think I'm confident enough to try a color that bold. Maybe some day!!

Emily said...

Flowers are a simple, yet usually forgotten way to make a home cheery. I got a Valentine's Day boquet of irises and lillies this year at work and you wouldn't believe how much cozier it made my desk feel.

Sarah S. Dobbs said...

I love these! Have you ever thought about making a terrarium? I just posted about them and plan on making one this weekend. They seem great for a NY apartment

xx

S.S DOBBS

Melissa A. @ Design Delights said...

I just love, love, love that space in the first picture. The cabinet reminds me of one that I had in my room when I was a young child, although it wasn't painted a pretty green like this one, it was very dark brown.

Laurel said...

Ooooh! I just painted my dresser that very shade of bright green and I LOVE it!!!!
Great images- bright and lovely!
Laurel

Destination Inspiration said...

A lemon tree, how awesome is that! I would love to have plants in my apartment, but nothing would ever grow here, can't open any windows either..too hot and dusty!

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lionqueen said...

flowers are nice at home. back to the roots - bring some nature in your home :)

Polly R said...

Ahhh I love flowers at home! They're so beautiful. these photographs are gorgeous xx

My New Favourite Thing said...

Hi, I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. It never fails to make me smile! Keep up the good work x

Hi, I'm Rachael said...

Oh I love her lemon tree! I'd like one of those. I recently tried planting herbs and failed miserably. One little sprout is hanging in there, but the rest died. I will try again when it's warmer. It's my dream to cook with the herbs I grow.

Merci New York said...

Not only is Juliet's apartment awesome, but her floral design company, Poppies and Posies, is AMAZING and she is a great person to boot! go check it out: http://www.poppiesandposiesevents.com/ xx!

urban flea said...

i adore those little yellow ball flowers, so simple and bright. a great post to brighten up a dreary february day! hope you and the little one are doing well!

xo urban flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.net

Being Lovely said...

What absolutely gorgeous photos! Having any small part of nature indoors can be really soothing and make a place truly feel like home.

Anonymous said...

I want to live here.

Rachel said...

I'm obsessed with the green painted bureau and lemon tree of the first photo, but I just came back to this post after a fews days and noticed the adorable boots-as-gardening-tool-holder in the third photo - so cute! I wonder if they're real boots repurposed, or if it's a tool-holder that looks like boots? Lovely post either way, J!

Elli said...

Plants play an important role. They are not just a decorative accessories in our houses, they also bring into the homes life and keep air fresh. Healthy plants produce a feeling of vitality and they can positively change any room and fill it with abundant life. This nice pictures just inspire people to try to create a little oasis like on them.

Wish you a lot of inspiring ideas.
Elli

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Love the area with the mirrors. And I can't believe those are not real flowers. Have to take a much closer look.

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Lily said...

love the flowers ... when I was a child, my mother had many flowers in the home and now I have my own apartment and I have thousands of flowers in it.. good blog

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Flowers are lovely. It's refreshing to have flowers and plants at home. It gives a soothing nice feeling!

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