But fiddle leaf figs do not like me.
Actually, I think they just don't like my bay window.
It faces north. It gets little indirect light. The semi-transparent shades that hide the neighbors' cluttered backyards don't help.
But the first one lasted almost a year. So I got a 2nd one. And then it died.
I'll spare you the sadness.
I swore off plants. Nothing alive will live here. Instead, I started googling other options. Artwork. Sculptures. DIY something! Nothing inspired me.
But then I remembered Modern Jane's Instagram shot of a vase filled with greenery. No flowers. Just green. Yes, it's alive...but how much light could simple greenery need...???
The very next day, a West Elm coupon landed in my inbox.
Isn't that awesome? Such a great view through those shades. Light be damned, I can't live without those shades.
And I filled those vases with something tall, something ferny and something small. I need the height in this window. Anything short looks really awful. Filling the space at least 3/4 high is a must.
The vases were an investment. But the branches and greenery? So cheap! That bundle of branches was $15. $15!!!! You can guess how much those little green sprigs cost. Less than a latte.
The branches are blooming. I guess I got flowers, afterall. She said low light would be fine, they just might not open up...but I see some!!!
I can almost ignore what's outside that window. Almost. Just look for little flowers.
|View from the entryway|
I left the price tags on the vases, just in case. I wavered between loving the new setup and feeling like I lived in a West Elm store when I walked into my house.
But after a few days, when Steve noticed I made the change, he gave me a thumbs up. I think those vases are staying ;)