I thought I had a lot of plants. I have almost 50 to be exact. During the pandemic, I inherited half of them from our old studio and slowly grew my collection over those couple years where we spent so much time at home! Ever since, I have become a full-on plant lady and love how they make me feel being surrounded by greenery and growth. Recently, we took a ski trip to Taos, New Mexico and stayed at this amazing AirBnB called Many Feathers Ranch. Other than being a beautiful home well-suited for our large group of 16, the plants were beyond. Let me show you some amazing parts and how we can be inspired by the use of plants here…
Use plants to complement negative space.
This was a very large home—probably the biggest home I have ever stepped inside as it’s meant to house up to 16 people. Because of its size, many of the rooms were very large (especially by Los Angeles standards), but I loved that they didn’t try and fill every square foot with furniture. Plants fill space with their airy leaves and branches that make them more textural than a solid furniture piece.
Think high and low.
I have never seen a home put so many plants up high that trail down. It’s so, so beautiful! You can see more in this video how a group of plants from the second floor trail down to the first floor, and it’s SO cool. I have no idea how they water those plants, but I am sure there is a whole process for it!
Plants love bathrooms.
My bathrooms are a great place for plants because they combine a light source (if you have a window in the bathroom) with humidity which many plants thrive on. I love how the tub is surrounded with plants making a bath even more peaceful.
Make a plant statement.
The final takeaway from this amazing home is let plants make a statement! They serve as small parts of the earth that live with us and also provide a lushness and warmth that make a house a home.
Do you use an app to help with your plant care? Where do you go for the best plant information?
Hi Alissa, This particular house isn’t mine so I don’t know but I know they water weekly on Mondays. For my own plants, I water weekly as well. I don’t use an app, I just water once a week and I know how much each plant needs (not too much or more etc).
FWIW I love the Planta App….. it’s free (you can upgrade if you’re feeling fancy) but you enter all your plants and if they’re repotted or not (and into which kind of pots!) and how far from a window they’re placed and then it bumps you to water, etc. It keeps me on a more flexible schedule than just weekly.
Thanks for sharing Michelle! I have heard great things about that app!