Home Decor // So Fresh + So Green, Green

By Kylee Niederhauser

I had an alternate title for this post:

“Leaf Me Alone – Hanging Planters While Practicing Social Distancing”

Plant puns and working on design projects seem to be my distractions of choice during this crazy time, so I’m thankful to be able to work on the master bathroom at Palmeras this week!

I knew that this area above the bathtub needed a focal point, and my plant-wall-loving-self immediately thought of the wall planter system we installed at Vista Montaña. But.. been there, done that, right? Don’t get me wrong. I still LOVE that plant wall, but let’s put a new spin on it.

Once I saw that Umbra also made these sleek, white, hanging planter vessels it was an easy choice. And the choice was made even EASIER when they agreed to help sponsor my project! We measured the space and decided on seven vessels. Thankfully, I had also purchased all of the supplies to fill the planters before the California shelter-at-home orders were put in place. Here’s what I had purchased:

  • Various faux plant bunches (like this one) – I used a mix of tall and trailing plants and tried to pick out varying shades of green to keep things more natural looking.
  • Floral foam (like these) – I used these to add some height to the smaller plant bunches so they wouldn’t fall to the bottom of the vessel.

We tore open the shipping boxes like it was quarantine Christmas, and I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the kit. I thought that the base might be made of plastic, but they’re a solid ceramic. I was also nervous that they’d look too small in the space but after seeing them installed I wouldn’t have wanted them any larger (they’re a little over 6″ in diameter). An added bonus – it came with everything you’d need to hang them, even down to screws and wall anchors. Not having to make a last minute trip to Lowe’s allowed me to be my most socially responsible self!

Hanging things above a bathtub is tricky. Unless you’re 6-foot-3 like Steven.. then it’s pretty easy. So I had him do the install and then I added in the plants at the end (with some help from Nash). What do you think?