Editor’s Picks: 8 Fresh Finds To Ring In Spring
Senior editor Morgan Michener shares shopping tips for the season ahead.
With spring officially here, I’m sure I’m not the only one dreaming about getting outside and doing some gardening. But since we’re still experiencing some chilly weather, now might be a better time to focus on planting seeds indoors (or nurturing blooms from a local nursery). Luckily, there are plenty of attractive potting vessels out there to choose from, since houseplants are so popular these days. I’ve rounded up a few of my favorites here. No green thumb? No problem. Plants also happen to be trending in all forms of decor, from wallpaper to artwork, so I’ve also found a couple pieces that are sure to bring some spring-like freshness into your rooms — no digging required.
The Cersei and Chunky White Block planters are new for spring from CB2, and are both made of hardy glazed terracotta.
West Elm’s new Grid planters come in a variety of sizes and would look super grouped together, as shown.
The powder-coated metal Plant Box from Ferm Living is perfect for planting indoors or out. It could also function as an outdoor bar in the hotter months — just fill it with ice.
Ikea always does a fabulous job with their spring and summer products. (Always shop early, as they tend to sell out. Believe me, I’ve learned this the hard way!) This shot is from their Summer 2016 look book, and shows the beauty of mixing different styles of vessels. I like how the Salladskal plant stand neatly wrangles a collection of mini pots.
Once you’re ready to head outside, check out this nifty little wooden tool from Lee Valley. It turns strips of old newspaper into starter pots for seedlings. Just plant the paper pot directly into the soil and the paper will naturally decompose.
For those who’d prefer to steer clear of soil, consider mounting some nature-inspired artwork. I adore this clean and simple leaf print from Canadian company Banquet Atelier & Workshop.
This spring, Pottery Barn is also jumping on the botanical trend, featuring a collection of colorful prints with an interesting archival look.
Finally, if you’re the crafty type, why not try mounting some fun, peel-and-stick removable wallpaper? This Green Leaf print from Chasing Paper will add a pop of natural beauty just about anywhere in your home.