Succulents: the Low Maintenance Wonder Plant

If you want the freshness a plant gives you that coordinates with your busy life try the on trend plants, Succulents!

Succulents are those cute spiral like plants that retain a ton of water. They also can be replanted over and over again by just tearing a piece off and planting a new one. Oh no, you’ve killed a succulent? Just tear it off and start over! A wonder plant!

Plants are a part of my seven layers on design plan and really do give a space life and freshness. If you’re on the go and not entirely a green thumb try out succulents. They’ve been trendy in interiors for the past few years and I don’t see them going anywhere. Pick some up from your local farmers market and place them into a decorative object for an unexpected look. I’m currently planting them into a donkey skull and leaving it in my garden.

Try putting them into a terrarium if you like minimalistic style. Bringing these plants in doors adds a fun bubbly welcoming look.

Try growing succulents this season and see how stress free and simple they are while adding such a nice friendly feel. Try a cool wooden bowl with soil and some succulents, a skull, or interesting pots of them here and there, or even one big pot with succulents as a center piece.

Happy planting,

Kari

DIY Ant, Fly, and Spider Spray + Stylish Bottles

Summer is here so of course so all the little critters that invade our spaces like ants, fruit flies, and spiders are coming to say hello in places theyre not supposed to be. A lot of my clients hate having those big ugly bottles with harsh chemicals in them so I suggest a natural remedy that is also stylish.

For flies and insect pests:

-Mix 1/4th cup of water and 1/4th cup of vodka.

– Add 15 drops of peppermint essential oil.

-Add 15 drops of tea tree oil.

-Add 7 drops of a citrus oil of your choosing (orange, grapefruit, lemon.)

Mix this concoction and put into a vintage plant mister. The vintage glass plant misters give your new remedy a better face to look at rather than those bright spray plastic bottles. The vintage plant mister could sit on your kitchen window shelf, a table, stay in your garden, and still gives you a design element rather than a distracting bright spray bottle.

You can order the plant misters on amazon in a variety of colors and sizes. I know it may not seem like a big deal but just getting rid of the heavy harsh chemicals in bug sprays and the bright distracting bottle they can come in, can add a more livable interesting space to your environment. Place the bottle on a stack of vintage books or gardening magazines and you have added an interesting stage to kill bugs.

Do you love this vintage bottle look as well?

-Kari