13 Sep 2015 81 comments

A Green Apartment Tour.

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It’s no secret that my house is busting at the seams with plants; I have cacti everywhere, hanging planters coming from the ceiling… even our bathroom looks like a tropical rainforest. I wanted to give you a quick tour of my favourite leafy friends…

I tend to pick up a cactus or two whenever I’m at IKEA, although lately I’ve been heading to a nearby garden centre for greenery. Those two big cacti at the top are my most recent additions, aren’t they cute? Mouse hasn’t met Spike yet… she’s been staying well away from him, which I think is a good idea.

I find ASDA and even florists great for finding house plants; a lot of supermarkets do the Peace Lilies I like, although I do find these hard to care for sometimes. Ivy is another great indoor plant, lovely on windowsills and hallway tables.
Last year I got Mother In Law’s Tongue, that spiky guy in my hallway – I’ve wanted one for so long, and I think he really completes the space. Greenery adds so much to a room, and it works beautifully against white walls.
Another favourite of mine is the String of Pearls plants, these are hanging succulents that have little green buds on them. I want to do a hanging feature in our new kitchen when it’s ready, they’re just so cuuuute! I have three, which I don’t think is in any way excessive.

The plants in the gold shapes are air plants from Amsterdam; these are amazing because they don’t require any soil or food – they take their nutrients from the air. They feel like velvet and they’re so easy to look after – I just give them a random scoosh with my spray bottle when I remember.
Getting a spray bottle is key to keeping plants alive – giving them a good misting once a week really helps cacti and succulents to thrive, and also works well with other plants that come from humid places. I’m a lot better when it comes to looking after my green pals these days, you sort of just learn what they like… although there have been casualties along the way!

Are you a plant fan?

  • Gabrielle

    I love the light bulb on the first picture 😍 Where did you get it from Kate ? Thanks !

  • The Sunday Mode

    Really love your interior related posts, so envious of your taste in decor!


  • These are some serious interior goals! Your flat looks gorgeous!

    Troves and Roses

  • Siobhan Rothwell

    Your home is basically the dream. All of your plants look beautiful! I just have a little ivy in my student room


  • Phoebe Swanwick

    Love your desk, where’s it from? X

  • I’m addicted to buying plants! I have just counted 24 in my living room – some of them are small cacti though. Plants really bring a room to life!

  • I am a little jealous of your pad and precious plants! Inspiration station.


  • missgetaway

    Love plants too. However, I find it hard to keep them alive. For some reason they always die at my hands *oops*

    Love, Kerstin

  • Oh man, I have so much plant envy right now! Your apartment looks amazing!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • LaurenShh

    I’m so so jealous of how beautiful your apartment looks! All the decor looks amazing!
    Lauren x

  • Your photographs are stunning. I love all the plants around your house, they bring life into the apartment without being to overwhelming.

    Beth x

  • Holly Cooke

    Your apartment is a total pinterest dream Kate! Everything is just so beautiful x


  • These are all such stunning photos! Greenery in the home adds so, so much. x


  • Oh wow, I couldn’t have this many real plants they would die! I find it hard looking after just the one succulent I have. I adore the little ones in the wire cages though. Beautiful.

  • Anna

    love this so much πŸ˜€


  • Alejandra Abouhamad

    I love your plant collection! So much inspiration to grow my own πŸ™‚

  • I love the shelves with the little pots of Cacti on! x

    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | My YouTube

  • Your apartment is amazing, I love it x


  • I think greenery looks so pretty and fresh in a house, I love your decor!

    Maddy // Β£100 FeelUnique Voucher Giveaway

  • I have loads of greenery in my room. Think I need to add some air plants though!


  • Simply loving your plants and your photography!


  • emily couture

    I love the amount of plant and greenery you have! Loving the copper pot πŸ™‚

    emily xx


  • As always your photography blows me away! This post has reminded me to pick up some greenery, it’s one of those things I think that make a house a home! Lovely post.

    Abbi | http://www.simplyabbi.com

  • Lissy Hayes

    I’m trying to fill my flat with as much greenery as possible, just to make the place a little more alive. So far so good, nothings dead!

    love, lissy @ lissyhayes.co.uk

  • Love this post ! The pictures look amazing !


  • I didn’t realise plant envy was a thing until reading this, everything looks so luscious and green!

    Jodie, xo // Jodie Loue

  • Great photos! I love plants, this is really making me want more!

    Amber | y a c h t s m a a n

  • Your apartment looks gorgeous – I love plants. They brighten the place up and make everything look so fresh x


  • Trudy Johanna

    Oh my I have such interior envy!
    TrudyJohanna x

  • I’m literally in love with all your tiny cacti pots on the shelves, they are so adorable!

    Just Little Things xo

  • Andrea Albornoz
  • Gah, your house is just so beautiful! I can’t really have plants or bunches of flowers in my room for health reasons but I definitely want to try and find some good fake ones! x

    Josie’s Journal

  • You basically are interior inspo. Always so envious! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

  • I have killed so many plants πŸ™ Afraid to get more now.

  • Oh my gosh the green! I love love love adding plants to a space, especially cacti and succulents. It really adds a little somethin’ somethin’ and makes the room brighter. Plants I think are the last thing my apartment needs before being done. Thanks for the inspiration! <3

    Tiana xx // alwaysneedher.com

  • Great plants! I’m a big fan of the copper pots πŸ™‚


  • I so do not have a green hands!

    Xo, Sitara | Desiphora

  • How inspirational! I would love to have that many plants throughout my place. And what beautiful planters and hanging fixtures you’ve got them all in as well. I’ve had a hard time keeping my air plants alive, and I’m not sure why. That’s interesting you said about spraying other types of plants also, good to know. I wrote on a post on the benefits of clivia, ficus, and snake plant (or mother in law’s tongue as you called it) which I have, and they’re pretty low-maintenance as well. http://www.heartfulhabits.com/3-easy-indoor-plants/

  • Amy

    I wish I could keep indoor plants but I’m sure I would kill them! Love your cactus collection! πŸ™‚


  • I have a bad habit of buying plants! But I agree they really add to the space and make it seem more complete. Plus they’re beneficial for your Interior Air Quality!
    I’ll have to pick up a spray bottle; I generally only water on a weekly basis, but if they’re looking a little parched I may do that instead as a mid-week thing.

    Thanks for sharing!


  • So nice! You’re so lucky I have a bloody scaffolding in front of my Windows so my living as been pitch dark for a few months now which is not the best for flowers … I could just afford to have an ivy … Which does not need so Mich Sun apparently but which is not the sexiest plant in the same time!


    CΓ©line from Larry & Co.

  • How I love this post! Your apartment is one to die for and the greens are just so adorable and fit so well! I’ve never been a fan of (too many) plants but your post had me sold to getting plants for my apartment as well!


  • Marie C.

    Your apartment looks amazing πŸ™‚


  • I’m moving into a new flat next week, and this is really making me want to buy a few more house plants…I only have one cactus at the moment and I think it’s lonely x

  • Awwww those pineapples pots! Great taste Kate πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Real Life Nerd // http://www.vivienekok.blogspot.com

  • These are all stunning!! I can’t wait to add more greenery to my room. I have to admit I’m bad about remembering to water plants though…
    xx, Pia


  • Ahhhh so many Cacti!

  • I love this post! We have so many plants around our place as well πŸ™‚

    Sarah | More Than Adored

  • Love this!! Beautiful photography and great style πŸ™‚


  • AH I absolutely love your house decor style!!!!!!! Like please can I have all of this! x


  • I love having plants in my home but I’m afraid I always seem to end up killing them!

    Rachel | http://www.currentlyrachel.com

  • Your cacti collection is soooo cute!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE


  • Maggie

    I love green in an apt it really helps brighten and change the space!


  • These plants look absolutely gorgeous. It’s one thing I struggle with, finding lovely plants for my home. Love your decor also! xx

  • SUCH home envy happening on this side of the keyboard. I love your space!

  • Rachel Wilson

    LOVE cacti! Especially in a copper tin or under a belljar! SO industrial cool πŸ™‚


  • Such a beautiful and bright interior with so many greens! Everything looks really good!


  • I love all the little green plats around your house. It looks so clean and fresh. Definitely in love.




  • A little green really brightens up a living space so much <3
    That shelf where you have 3 rows of plants is so adorable!
    I'm so in love with your apartment πŸ˜€

    xo, elizabeth t.


  • I honestly find your home so inspiring. Absolutely love every single thing in it.


  • Maireem Maneje

    Love all the greens! So chic and simple πŸ˜€


  • Yes I am a plant fan! This is such a great blogpost idea and I just adore your home πŸ™‚

    @moniquemary http://thefawnar.blogspot.com.au xx

  • Your home is beautiful!

  • Georgina

    Love all the white!

  • Gemma London Life

    LOVE this post Kate. I find adding greenery to a room makes such a huge difference. xx


  • Lucy Johns

    Your apartment looks absolutely gorgeous. I think it’s amazing how much life plants bring to a space and you’ve got it spot on!

    Lucy x

  • Andrea

    Your apartment is goals, I’m in love with how its decorated and now I need to head to Ikea and buy some plants !


  • Love this! I love plants and would love to have so many more, but we live in such a dark studio. I’ve been on the search for airplants in my area and can’t find one! String of pearls is also a favorite of mine, I think I will get that one!

  • M.

    I absolutely love your decor style and how the green pops out and gives it life. Adorable!


  • I LOVE the way you use plants in the home! So pretty and fresh.


  • Such a cute post πŸ™‚ never thought about doing a green apartment tour πŸ˜‰
    You have so many cute and creative ideas to place plants I love them and they all fit so amazingly into the rest of the place…love your home decor general…very pretty apartment <3

  • Rachel

    Gosh! They are so pretty!! Super envious!

    Rachel x

  • Love the post! This inspires me to look at adding plants to my apartment (currently there are none). I especially love the wall and hanging planters, can you talk about where you find those? I haven’t seen anything like them before. And BTW those pineapple planters are the cutest.


  • The fact that you are simultaneously keeping that many plants alive is amazing! When I lived in England I had a venus flytrap and I loved it but I couldn’t bring it to America because you can’t bring soil over πŸ™ This post makes me want to get one again, and some of those air plants, that is so so so cool!

    Sophie | Fairly Interested

  • Matina

    I can not keep a plant alive to save my life…

  • I love your apartment. I have practiacally no light in my apartment, and keep killing the plants I try to keep. Or they get eaten by a cat.
    But your apartment is so amazing!

  • Hayley Schoeman

    Hi Kate, I’ve recently started buying some plants for our new house & I absolutely love the three in the corner in those white pots, one of them is on the gold stand, would you mind telling me the names of them? Your apartment looks stunning! I love all the white & green. X

  • Oh, how I get you. My room and our balcony is bursting with plants, especially succulents and cacti. Sadly, I can hardly find pots and planters that cute, so ours are just so… miscellaneous and mismatched and distasteful. Your apartment looks absolutely wonderful.

  • Katrina

    It looks soo good! πŸ™‚ where is your globe from? i really like it!

  • i have always loved plant pops around homes..this post just strengthened it more..!!


  • I’ve been looking for some inspiration for incorporating some more greens into my house! Your apartment is lovely.
    Amelia | ameliamaryx