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Always dreaming about that perfect home, and trying to make my current flat as good as can be. Posts about dream interiors, home decor finds and anything home related. Want to work with me on a post? Email me!

my indoor houseplants – plant tour, tips, and info

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croton plant on g f smith book

peace lily (spathiphyllum) | croton (codiaeum variegatum)

close up of maranta

this post has been a long time coming, and since i started preparing it i even have a couple new plants, oops. i’ve named all the plants pictured and (hopefully) got the latin names right too. sometimes it helps using those when looking to buy, as well as just learning more about your plants.

there’s a few plants not pictured here. amazon sword, rubber plant, another couple of ferns, my new maidenhair fern, a couple of snake plants and probably a few more. there’s definitely a few plants i have on my wish list as well, but i need either more money or more room. patience!

i thought i’d talk about where i’ve bought my plants and pots, some care tips, and that sort of thing. if you have any questions ask away and i’ll do my best to answer! i sense i may forget to add some things, so this post may be updated from time to time with extra tips, places to buy and the like.

boston fern and tiger paw begonia

tiger paws begonia | spoon jade (crassula portulacea) | sword fern (nephrolepis exaltata)

parlour palm, christmas cactus, maranta and pilea

parlour palm (chamaedorea elegans) | christmas cactus (schlumbergera) | maranta tricolor (maranta leuconeura) | pilea peperomioides

maidenhair fern in pot

maidenhair fern (adiantum aethiopicum)

 

where to buy plants:

firstly i’m listing places where i’ve bought from, then i’ll add in some online  shops, plant subscriptions, and etcetera.
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what’s on my desk (part 2)

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inspiration and motivation board - what's on my desk

dell desktop computer - what's on my desk

i wanted to do an update of sorts on my previous ‘what’s on my desk‘ post as it’s changed quite a bit since then. mostly, that i’ve gotten a desktop computer. first one in over 1o years! and that i finally have a proper, comfortable chair.

i feel like my workspace in general, specifically this desk, changes quite a bit. i like to think of it as a work in progress. there’s no plants on there now, but there’s so many around me it doesn’t matter. always going to be colourful though, no matter what.

as i said, the main change is the computer (a dell 9020 and dell p2210 monitor). it’s quite a wide monitor, but other than that it doesn’t take up much space. i move it back when i need more room for collaging or doing other things. i decided to go down the bluetooth route for the accessories (speaker, keyboard, mouse) to keep wire clutter to a minimum. i also use the windows 10 remote desktop app when i want to use my surface pro 4 in conjunction with this, which is pretty nifty.
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concrete and neon – a not so classic combination

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pink neon heart shaped light

lamps â„… cult furniture

finding the perfect lamps for our flat has been a long standing thing. like many people, we’re not fans of ‘the big light’. a couple of smaller lamps so we can choose the level of light is preferable. the two rooms where we’ve struggled most were the bedroom and the front room. the front room is the only naturally bright room in the house, so it’s fine in the day, but in the evening we like to have something subtle. the bedroom has a suitable floor lamp, but i wanted something a bit more atmospheric too.
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office chair wishlist

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office chair wishlist

now that i (finally) have a desk to work on, i’ve been wanting to get a nice chair. the one i currently have is a foldable wooden one, with slats that slightly dig into me if i sit on it for more than half an hour at a time. i can’t lean back at all and generally, it’s not at all conducive to a working environment!
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