Back in February West Elm posted an interview with Justina Blakeney. She mentioned that she was obsessed with a book called A House and Garden Book: Decorating with Plants by Marybeth Little Weston from 1978. Naturally I wanted to check it out, since I have a thing for houseplants. It’s no longer in print, but lucky for me I snagged a copy on the book swap site I use, Paperback Swap. (It looks like there are some copies available for sale on this site.)
This book is great! Some of the rooms are very 1978 (yikes), but there are many interiors you’d never suspect weren’t current (minus a funky looking sofa here or there). I thought I was at capacity for houseplants, but now I have plenty of ideas for squeezing more in! Here are some of my favorite spaces from the book.
Decorating with Plants also suggested making jokes with your houseplant placement. For example, put a thyme plant next to your kitchen timer. Hardy har har you’re so funny, 1978.