Decorating With House Plants
Seven ideas for gorgeous displays and the secrets for keeping your indoor greenery growing strong. By Danielle Claro
Expert advice to smooth the way, from San Francisco interior designer Kimberly Ayres and New York City wallpaper master Al Hoxha.
Green the Bedroom With Ferns
Trading a bedside lamp for a rich, leafy fern offers a surprise hit of nature that’s especially striking in a neutral space—it
can turn an understated room into a minimalist enchanted forest. Ordinary ferns look regal when tucked in pretty matte pots
and groomed a bit; just trim stray fronds and remove anything brown. Similar but different, these varieties (left, a Green
Fantasy fern; right, a button fern) relate artfully from their perches. When shopping for ferns, look up. Anything in a hanging
pot can be relocated to a standing pot, and often the lushest specimens are above you.
Care: Indirect light. Water whenever the surface of the soil is dry to the touch.
Truro flower pots, $28 each, guywolff.com for info.