welcome to a west nest, home to California-inspired living.

welcome to a west nest
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california-inspired living and design

incorporating plants into your design

incorporating plants into your design

this plant is a castiron plant and it sits next to the sink in my kitchen. coupled with the butcher block, it adds a great organic feel to the space.

Well, I can't exactly claim to have a green thumb. Frankly, my skill set is much more aligned with killing plants (unintentionally, of course). But I absolutely love to incorporate plants into my design, both indoors & outdoors, so I have strategically picked hearty, low maintenance plants and sprinkled them across the house. We live in an eichler (a type of mid-century modern) home, which is known for its large floor to ceiling window, atriums, and ultimately creating a space that brings the outdoors in. Plants obviously work well for our style of home, but can be used incorporated in any style. 

left to right: ficus elastica variegata (I scored this plant from trader joe's for a quarter of the cost that the nursery wanted - water once a week), orchid (this gorgeous orchid came from my sweet niece - I love orchids because they only need to be watered once a week), these two plants add a great natural touch to the kitchen sink area, which makes doing dishes peaceful

Greenery adds both an organic element to an interior space, as well as purifies the air (or so I think science taught us back in the day..). Two of my current trend obsessions are the hanging terrariums and living walls. Here are a couple of my favorite picks: 

our african safari

our african safari

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