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Hard To Kill House Plants

After my last blog about Faking It With Fake Plants, I want to follow on from that with this blog. 

Finding it hard to maintain real flowers or keeping the flower pots watered all the time can be demanding.

So I thought I would talk about hard to kill plants about the house, as not everyone is a lover of the faux.

One's that don't need constant attention and you know they are real make you feel so much better. I understand if you're not a faux person and below I want to show you that you can still do real plants or flowers, go away for a month and come back to plants that are still alive and well, just as you left them.


ZZ Plant.

Definitely the best pick for people who neglect their plants for a week or more. With thick stalks and bulbous roots, ZZs have water storage systems like succulents, but can also tolerate extremely low light.



The one below is Kentia Palm from Ikea. 



This fabulous Burro Tail below by William Joyce Designs 


Some fab trailing plants hung in different levels too.


A houseplant that thrives in low light

These low-maintenance plants are just the answer for indoor gardeners who don't have a lot of time to devote to plant care.

So go ahead, add plants to your home without the fear of them dying. 


I hope I have covered a few ideas and inspirations for you. 


Enjoy the weekend and fear not. X 



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Candy Coloured Shades And Pastel Home Decorations

Everyones talking about candy coloured shades. 

Today’s post is insipired by something I just loved when I was little – candy easter eggs.

The decoration in these pictures with the wonderful pastel candy colours reminds me of candy eggs and long ago easters.

I love the pastel greens, blues, and pinks



It’s nice to see pastels used in a contemporary sense rather than the commonly girly way. 



Teaming up pastels with pops of strong colour and vintage finds can make a really funky room.


Pastel candy colours that pop. They maybe this years hot trend in fashion but why not make a place for them in your home?

Traditionally associated again with easter. These amazing colors will add fun and a feminine touch to your space.


Whether used in a kitchen or bedroom, pastels can pop up a clean white space while still keeping it sophisticated.

Don’t be afraid to let the colors you love inform the space you live in.

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