Rotating Plant Gallery

The sink in my kitchen is positioned in the corner below two angled windows. As a result, there is a large amount of empty space that, if left bare, looks pretty cold and ugly. My solution has been to keep plants and cut branches or flowers in a sort of rotating gallery.

Here are some tips in making your own plant corner:

  • Choose plants, branches, and flowers that you enjoy looking at and tending to. I adore ferns and a green bloom, which is why I have a mix of baby tears, single madenhair and lemon button ferns.
  • Always have a few vases full of something you cut from your yard or garden.  Even if it is a branch from a tree, the second you stick it in a jar of water it becomes interesting and dramatic.  I’ve got a vase with two long tree branches and another with American boxwood.
  • Leave the plants in their actual plastic container, as opposed to actually transferring them into pots. This way you can rotate the plants around.
  • Make the space functional as well; grow herbs that you use in cooking or brew sun tea amongst the plants.
  • Mix architectural pieces or artwork within the groupings of plants for an eclectic look. Here, I’ve taken an old lantern and treated it like a terrarium.


About Cate

Cate is a former decorating editor of a shelter magazine based in Manhattan, who has recently moved from the Big Apple to Charlottesville with husband and baby. An interior design enthusiast, she enjoys all things aesthetic.
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3 Responses to Rotating Plant Gallery

  1. Kristin says:

    Awesome post! I really would love to get some plant-life in my house, but really have no idea how to arrange it, or where exactly to put it. You are so creative and I love what you have done. Also, how do you make sun tea? Perhaps you could make another post with instructions?

  2. It’s charming! I have to admit that I never envy people with those corner sinks, but I love yours!

  3. Jill S says:

    LOVE this. Maybe if I can make my sink area look nicer, I will want to wash more dishes. Think it’ll work?

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