Getting ready for spring home tour
I didn’t add any traditional Easter or spring flowers, bunnies or Easter eggs to our house instead, I added beautiful house plants. Shocker, right? LOL… well I can’t stop.
Today’s post is all part of Marty’s (A Stroll Thru Life) Spring Home Tour series. I’m glad to be participating again. If you are coming from Rachel’s of This is our Bliss, then welcome to you. I love Rachel’s beautiful home with the added touches of florals and pink. Her home is definitely ready for spring.
Getting ready for spring with beautiful house plants
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I have added many plants over the winter and I’ve been trying to battle their bug infestations and growing issues which might sound awful but I rather enjoy taking care of them.
I have even gone so far as to ask my friend if I could bring my plants over to her house should we go on vacation. I just love having the greenery now and I think our cats enjoy having them too. Like I mentioned before I buy cat-friendly plants and if they aren’t I hang them. Although I do also have hanging plants that are cat-friendly.
Our living room
I recently added this calathea roseopicta to the coffee table and have discovered that it doesn’t like our tap water which is why the edges are a tad bit brown on the older leaves. Isn’t it pretty?
The below rattle snake plant on the end table also doesn’t like our tap water. I have gone as far as melting snow for them or buying water from the store to make sure it is fluoride free water.
I’m really obsessed with this little new flower pot I bought for the rattle snake plant. I originally wanted it in blue but it was sold out and now I’m glad it was because I wouldn’t have gone for the brown otherwise. Isn’t it cute and retro looking?
Plants I have added to our house lately:
The plant hanging in the window is a kangaroo paw footed fern in my easy macrame plant hanger. I moved the other hanging plants for now because the cat window to the catio has a draft and I think they didn’t like it.
And the below plant is a calathea cocinna in a planter I found at HomeGoods.
My Christmas cactus is still blooming and I love the blue and cream pot it is in. Perfect for the desk. Keeping the Christmas cactus in low light over the winter has helped me to get it to bloom.
My new DIY ceiling light fixture
I actually just posted the tutorial on Tuesday even though I made the macrame light fixture weeks ago. Writing and editing videos takes me so long these days. It’s crazy!
I’m so happy with how it looks in the hallway.
Adding more plants to my shelving unit
I bought a hanging jute rope plant basket, added some macrame to the top to make it longer and added a big prayer plant (maranta leuconeura erythroneura). I also have some more plants on my shelving unit and am planning on adding more, don’t tell my daughter because she says it’s enough now.
The prayer plants are one of my favorites right now.
The shelving unit has served several different purposes lately. Since the kitchen is right there, I have stored different teas and things like that in the baskets but I also store some office items because the desk is right there as well.
Do you see the large rectangular basket on top of what looks like a blue large book? Well that’s actually my little printer and a basket that houses the printer paper. I love that you can’t tell what it is. The smaller baskets on the floor house my camera lenses. It’s a set of three baskets that can be used for so many different things.
I also love the new ottoman pouf that is replacing the old jean one I had there before. The old one was done and needed to go.
Changes to our dining room
Well there aren’t many changes except that I added more hanging planters and a macrame swing cat bed which Willy loves.
Just look at Willy, it’s definitely become his throne and non of the other cats are allowed in it. I wanted to make sure that it was the perfect windowsill height.
In the kitchen not much has changed because I love it as is. The only thing I added are some pilea peperomioides (chinese money plants).
Before Christmas, I gave our bedroom a makeover with some new molding, fresh paint, bedding, and artwork. Feels so so good!
Like I said before, I am dreaming of adding some ceiling beams to it yet too.
If you are new around here then you can check out the recent super affordable makeover I did to our bathroom. The vinyl tile only cost me a little under $100, add some paint and crown molding and you have a new look. I am so happy with it.
I hope you didn’t miss the traditional Easter bunnies and flowers and still see that I am ready for spring in my own way.
Now it is time to head on over to Jo-Anna’s of A Pretty Life to keep the tours going. Enjoy!
I just love your home and how calming it feels! It’s been really fun to watch your style evolve over the years, too! Love all of your plants and macrame touches and wish I had half of your talent!
Don’t say that 😉 you are so freakin talented. My style has definitely changed a lot, thank you.
I always love seeing your home, your macrame is amazing and I love how you have added more plants. You have a rare talent to keep them all alive and I love the way you mix them in with all of your decor. Perfect Spring tour and I didn’t miss the bunnies one bit. Thanks tons for joining the tour again this season, your home is always so fun and full of inspiration.
Thanks Marty, I’ve killed a couple along the way 😉
Hello! You may already know this, but a great trick for houseplants is to let the tap water sit out overnight before watering. That way the chlorine evaporates. My mom is the ultimate houseplant whisperer/hoarder, and she’s been doing that her whole life. She just fills her watering cans before bed, and then waters the next day. Bonus points for letting the water sit even longer.
Hi Corrie, yes I’ve heard about that, I did read though that some of those plants don’t like the fluoride in the water and that unfortunately doesn’t evaporate from the water. I do let the water sit in a watering can usually though.
Oh, where to start! I love everything about your home! Your macrame projects are gorgeous, and I love that you have so many plants – I have lots of plants in my home too! I have to sneak them in these days because my husband thinks we live in a jungle already! I wonder if he’ll notice if I hang them from the ceiling! 😉
Haha, yes you should hang them from the ceiling. I have to sneak mine in too but usually my husband doesn’t care all that much.
Who needs bunnies when having a clowder of pretty cats! 🐱 I love how you always decorate your home keeping them in mind. Willy’s swinging bed is awesome and so are all your macramé projects! The master bedroom and bathroom updates are beautiful too, green for the win!
Thanks Cristina, enjoy your weekend.
Oh my, your home is absolutely stunning…it’s so calm and bright. I love all your plants and baskets…just perfect. And HOW CUTE is your cat in that hanging basket bed?!
Thanks Jo-Anna, Willy is the best and such a spoiled little guy.
What a wonderful tour! Your kitties are just too adorable… and I love your hanging cat bed! Also, your disguised printer box is such a wonderful idea!
Thanks Christy, have a wonderful weekend.
Julia I LOVE this post! I can’t wait to show my daughter. She has a darling cat and will want to make the macrame bed and add a few plants to her home. Bravo!
Oh thanks Laura, I hope she likes it. Have a great weekend.
Your plants are so amazing, they add so much vibrance to your spaces! And I love your gorgeous green bathroom!! Happy Spring!
Thanks so much Tamara, enjoy your weekend.
Your spring home is so inviting, warm and filled with character. I just love pouring every photo and all the details you add to your space. And now I need that macrame cat bed for my kitties! You are one talented lady! xo
Love all the houseplants! They look so amazing in your beautiful home!
Wow! Everything looks so fresh and airy! I absolutely adore every inch of your shelving unit and your plants are tucked in all the right spaces! Beautiful job on your light fixture – how wonderfully unique! I’ve always adored your home and this Spring is no exception 😉
You have the greenest thumb!! Love your plants and kitty and I really like that portrait in the hall. Beautiful spring tour!
Hi!! We are looking to install the same floor that you have. Just wondering how it is holding up?? I love all of your pics and your sweet kitty cats.
Hi Staci, we still love our floor so so much and actually had two friends install it too and they love it just as much. Love my kitties 😉
Thanks for sharing this, are these plants safe for my pets?
Hi Nina, most of my plants are. The pothos plant isn’t and that’s why it is hanging from the ceiling where they can’t reach it.