Insider Tips from The Plant Recipe Book: Aloe

October 5, 2014
Posted by in how to

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Itchin’ to create a living arrangement but don’t know where to start?

Pair this info with The Plant Recipe Book and you’ll be whipping up some real live beauty in no time at all.

 

Stay tuned..more posts filled with insider tips, substitution ideas, and online plant finder resources will follow. We’re here to make it easy for YOU to make beautiful statements with living things…

 

 

 

Let’s start with an easy one: Aloe Recipe 1.

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The things I like best about this arrangement are – the plant and the vase mimic each other, it is super easy to make, it lasts a long long time, and it uses a non traditional vessel.

This recipe calls for 3 things: Aloe aristata, Lace Lichen, and a votive.

Let’s gather the items! Once that’s done, it takes only minutes to assemble.

The Vase:
Here’s a similar votive from CB2 or another one from Bliss.

The Plants: The plants can usually be found…

Dining by Design

January 16, 2013
Posted by in Home Decor

Each year the San Francisco’s Design Center transforms from a showroom showcase into a host for a plethora of micro-dining rooms. Each with its own unique style and flair. What fun eh?! And all for a good cause too!

Better yet, last year, we were honored to join some of their creative forces.

Offering up our grape-wood airplan laden table top and vertical gardens and our oh so charming teardrop dioramas- we helped complete the dining scene with the Karen Villanueva and Paul O’Rourke’s installation.


“Creating a connection through design.” – San Francisco based design firms: Villanueva Design and Paul O’Rourke Design

Their dining room reflected the essence of our city’s contemporary urban-ism with a tossed in bit of organic – to make it oh so San Francisco. Nature juxtaposed with man-made  created a warm and welcoming room.

 

All photos by Sophie de Lignerolles

Wishing you a Magical Hallow’s Eve (and how to dress up your houseplants)

November 1, 2012
Posted by in Home Decor

With Halloween almost under our belt and several more holidays on their way, we in the Lila B. studio got to thinking…How do you ‘dress up’ your plants with out being…shall we say, Hokey?

With a few tweaks- we adorned this terrarium with just enough ‘Spook’ to make its spectators turn their heads twice. Next up: we’ll add Autumnal spirit to make one Thanksgiving ready…stay tuned.

Until then here are a two quick tips on how to get your houseplants into the holiday spirit. We condone: evoke the feeling without going overboard with cuteness.

1) Add plants that evoke the season- here we’ve used Kalanchoe ‘Oak Leaf’- with its silvery undulating leaves we thought it had a ghostly appeal. Perhaps it could double next as a snow covered tree?

2) In our book, a tiny bit of store bought silly fun is just fine- especially if it makes you or your friends smile…real BIG. This tiny web & spider came straight from the five & dime as did our Owl friend…Our concept: make those sweet touches accessories (yes just accessories) to the scene. Let your fabulous Botanicals shine…

 

 

photo by Sophie de Lignerolles

 

Making beautiful statements with living things