Archive for the ‘home decor’ Category

09/03/14

Easiest DIY Indoor Herb Garden

Today, I’m working on a handful of projects behind the scenes to get ready for two marathon shoots this Friday and Monday. It’s going to be like a DIY relay race up in here for a few days, with all of the projects I’m trying to get photographed. But it will be fun, I’m sure.

Sooo…While I’m finishing this stuff up, I thought I’d share a DIY I recently created for Momtastic. It involves some indoor gardening. Can you tell I’m never going to let summer go? I repurposed some old party supplies (paper cups and plastic condiment cups) to create a little DIY potted plant project.

DIY // Easiest Indoor Herb Garden

It would be a great DIY way to create a small indoor herb garden or a way to grow tiny seedlings, until they’re ready for repotting. Right now, I have rosemary, lavender, basil, and a couple of others. And I also potted a few plants that aren’t herbs, just for fun.

More photos and the full tutorial can be found on Momtastic.

Easiest Indoor Herb Garden DIY Idea

Concept, styling, and photography by Brittni Mehlhoff

Have you ever had an indoor herb garden? This is the first time I’m trying and I’ve been loving it so far.

08/28/14

Wishbone Chair

I’ve talked a lot about my interior obsessions over the years, but there’s one obsession I don’t think I’ve mentioned before…The one that hammers home to me more than anything else. My strange affinity for chairs.

This may seem a little random, but this obsession is a deep one.

Case in point: 1) If it wasn’t completely strange to have a chair wall in an actual residence (i.e. not a retail showroom), I would do it. 2) Every time Jeff and I had a little money for a new piece of furniture, back when we started collecting classic pieces, I would always say I wanted a chair. And he would usually say we had enough chairs already. Which was true. But I just couldn’t help myself. As a result, we now have more chairs than I care to mention. And we haven’t necessarily figured out a way to make them all work in our place, but that’s just a minor detail, right?

So I feel compelled to ask…Am I alone in this? Am I destined to be a crazy, old chair lady (similar to a crazy cat lady, only more sad)?

I don’t know. But either way, I’m celebrating it today, with a little dance (the chair cha-cha to be exact) and a new Interior Obsessions post for awesome chairs today. Here are some of my favorites…

(above) The wishbone chair. (via OYOY. found via The Design Chaser)

Cool Chair in a Kiddo's Room

This blue and wood number is perfect for a kid’s room. Or my new desk chair. Either one, really. (via Design is Mine)

For the love of chairs

Completely in love with this chair color. And shape. (via House Doctor. found via Decor8)

Papa Bear Chair

My #1 favorite chair of all. The Paper Bear Chair, designed by Hans J. Wegner. I have to brag just for a minute and say that we own one of these chairs. And it is absolutely the best. The only problem is, it kind of needs to be reupholstered at this point, unfortunately. Thanks to the handy work of Franz. No, that fancy chair is not your personal scratching post. Eeek. (via Modernica)

Eames LCW

And an Eames LCW. (via The Minimalist Home)

Wood Bench

This amazing bench. Okay, its not a chair, but I love it so much. I had to include it. Maybe I’m branching out to other seating? (via OYOY. found via The Design Chaser)

Wishbone Chairs

And a few more wishbone chairs for good luck. (via Robson Rak)

Have your own obsession to share? I’d love to hear what your weakness is, when it comes to interiors, in the comments below.

08/14/14

9 reasons why living with plants is kind of the best

You may already know this about me, but just in case you can’t tell…I’m a huge flower fiend. As in fresh flowers in the house as much as possible. But if I’m being real, plants are about a thousand times more practical because they are inexpensive and last WAY longer than fresh cut flowers. Plus, there are tons of benefits to having them in your home.

So, I thought I would focus this week’s Interior Obsessions post on the reasons why living with plants is kind of the best. And I’d love for to chime in with your reasons too!

Here we go…

1. Plants are a perfect stand-in to a sculpture, especially if it’s a tree with great leaves. Like this fiddle fig, above. (via J Chong Studio)

Hanging Wall Plants in the Dining Room

2. They’re not only fun, but also functional. Especially if you have a wall of hanging herbs by the dining room table, for garnishing meals. (via SF Girl by Bay)

Single plant by the window

3. Plants make great decor pieces. Like that lone plant by the window. (via My Scandinavian Home)

Hanging vines soften hard lines.

4. Hanging vines soften hard lines. That rhythms!  (via Practising Simplicity)

Cool spa vibe in this bathroom

5. Plants can give off a spa vibe, when used in smaller spaces like bathrooms. (via The Design Files)

Vertical Garden + Decorative Wall Art

6. They can act as decorative wall art. (via Homemade Modern. found via designlovefest)

Reason #7: Plants Purify the Air.

7. Plants purify the air. Which is probably the coolest reason of all. (via Smitten Studio)

Hanging plants make a statement.

8. They can make a statement, like this hanging plant. (via The Design Files)

Planter Banter // 9 reasons why living with plants is the greatest

9. Plants make a house feel like a home. Like this space. (via The Design Files)

What are your reasons for keeping plants in your home? I’d love to hear your thoughts.