Adding Beauty and Health
Jim and I have evolved over the many years we’ve been building. We started out like everyone, but having children and volunteering with foster children directed us to consider materials and designs that create more fun and less toxins.
I wanted to share some thoughts that are a bit off the topics of; concrete, wood, and actual building. However, it is something we find to be very important.
Building a business or a home, we generally start with the idea of creating a canvas. We guide our clients to build with a classic style, with less trendy fixtures so that in five years, it’s still a design that is enjoyed. This way, changes can be made with new colors and styles by changing the; chairs, sofas, throws, dishes, curtains, etc… These varying trends and tastes of the different seasons of life will match if the basic design is classic. It is here where we find the beauty of plants comes into the picture to really take a living or working space to the next level.
Green plants are always a great way to bring a living element to the interior space. The choices are limitless; edibles, ornamentals, but I really like intentional placement and thought. Shown is the Peace Lily, which is a family favorite for many reasons.
The peace lily is a simple plant that is an overall “cleaning plant” known to mitigate:
- mold spores,
- formaldehyde, and
For this reason, I place these plants in the laundry room and bathrooms, just like my grandmother did. It creates a functional advantage as well as providing a “living” element in a wet room.
From an aesthetic perspective, the white flowers will go with any color scheme of a business or home.
Additionally, I like the name. Peace is something we all aspire to have in this short life and I feel that the name of a plant somehow matters.
Fortunately, peace lilies are easy to maintain by merely watering one day a week. Unless it is placed in a dry spot next to direct sunlight, which you may want to water twice a week.
These are a few of the reasons we use plants. We believe they add an element of fun and the Peace Lily is a terrific, easy, beautiful, and functional addition to any space.