home: made [ kokedama plant ]

home: made [ kokedama plant ]

This simple diy project combines the popularity of indoor hanging plants and the new trend for Japanese inspired homes.
Kokedama meaning ‘moss ball’ is a Japanese form of hanging plants by creating balls of soil covered in moss. These unique hanging plants look amazing in groups if you have the space.

They are very easy to create, all you will need is your choice of plant, soil, sheet moss and string, and you are good to go.

We have a couple of tutorials for you to follow.



home: favourite thing [ indoor planter ] 

home: favourite thing [ indoor planter ] 

With all the style and silhouette of classic midcentury design and ticking the trend box for metallics, these indoor planters from Mia Fleur are a beautiful piece of homeware. 


Fill with real or faux planting to bring the outdoors in. Head to Rockett St George for great faux planting. 

home: found this [ paper pots ]

home: found this [ paper pots ]

Over the last couple of years a new trend has taken over when it comes to bringing plants into the home. Among the usual ceramic pots to put them in, baskets and boxes have grown in popularity as well as paper pots. We have spotted these gorgeous versions from Oohh at Room365. Part of their new collection these pots are 100% waterproof, made from recycled paper.

‘Danish in design and inspired by nature and the environment these fairtrade, handmade pots have a truly unique edge to them’

[ from £7 ]


home: made [ hanging plant shelf ] 

home: made [ hanging plant shelf ] 

We found another lovely short and easy project from the clever folks at A Beautiful Mess. 

With the popularity of hanging plants, and macrame holders, we thought this hanging plant shelf would be another great make. 

You only need a staple gun, thin rope/string and some kind of wooden plate – a circle of wood cut at a local wood store, a top of a stool, a wooden plate or even a chopping board.

This simple tutorial from A Beautiful Mess will guide you through this easy project. The hanging shelf would make a great gift, would work well hung in a pair or trio (at different levels) and if you are adept at macrame – it could be combined! 

home: favourite thing [ planter table unit ] 

home: favourite thing [ planter table unit ] 

Popular mid century and often of Scandinavian design, raised planter tables or units have a resurgence in popularity indoors or outdoors. 

This wooden unit from La Redoute is a simple design in acacia wood with a large planting area and lower shelf and would look great in a kitchen, hallway or other room filled with house plants. It would also be great and useful if planted with herbs for cooking. 

Also suitable for outdoors it has a lower shelf for extra storage and is a decent height to work at, tending your plants. 


[ currently you can get 40% off with code HOME40 at the checkout ] 

home: made [ terrarium ]

home: made [ terrarium ]

One of the most popular accessories for the home over the last six months has to be the terrarium. Bringing some plantlife in to the home in the form of a mini greenhouse. Terrariums come in all shapes and sizes with the basic idea that the plants / cacti sit in a glass bowl or vessel, with the most popular recently being geometric shaped [ look at Oliver Bonas ].

Instead of buying one already done, why not give it a go yourself and plant up your very handmade terrarium. Simply get hold of the glass vessel, this can be anything from a small round bowl to a larger hanging version, a selection of plants, stones, and soil. You can buy kits that give you everything you need if you want to make things easier [ Geo-Fleur have a great starter kit ].

Have fun when creating your terranium, use coloured stones or sand or perhaps add in some fun animal ornaments.

Below are some tutorials to get you started.




home: nice price [ plant stands ]

home: nice price [ plant stands ]

There is still hope for a warm Summer so we can get outside and enjoy our gardens, but in the meantime bring some of the garden indoors with these simple yet stylish plant stands from Ikea.
Available in three different styles:
A 3 x ledge stand [ £25 ], a 5 x pot ladder stand [ £30 ] and a split level table stand [ £40 ], all made of bamboo with painted steel.
These would look great in a kitchen, living room or conservatory filled with herbs, plants and flowers.

Unfortunately these products are not available online, so check your local store first at ikea.com