A downtown loft tour with our very own, Reagan Gibson. This plant lady is sharing the 4-1-1 on keeping indoor plants alive.
I was so excited when Macy asked me to do a post on house plant care and what specific plants I recommend! I always try to give each of my plants all the TLC that they need, but letting them be the subject to an in-home shoot to show them off really reminded me how rewarding it can be to get these botanical beauties in your home and have them thriving. A lot of questions and comments I get from friends are them generally feeling like they don’t know where to start with houseplants and they’re so afraid that they’ll die so quickly. There are so many house plants that are low maintenance and are nearly indestructible, so the best way to get started is to do just that — start! Here are a few house plants that I think are great ‘starter’ plants and will have you wanting to fill your home immediately.
Devil’s Ivy (Pothos Vines)
I cannot recommend Pothos vines enough! These vines are so easy to maintain and can thrive in pretty much any lighting condition and water schedule. However resilient, too much sun can cause their leaves to yellow and ‘burn’, so make sure to have these guys away from a window sill. Pothos usually prefer to be completely dry between watering, so I would recommend watering once every week to week and a half, depending on your pot size and soil completely drying out. Pothos also LOVE to stretch their limbs out. If you see that your vines are getting long and a bit tangled, gently hang their limbs on a few tacked pins around their growing space and you’ll have beautiful vines growing around your walls in no time.
If you’re interested in taking it a step further, these vines can also completely grow in water! If you’ve got some extra jars laying around or even a betta fish bowl (completely safe for betta fish!), trim a few clippings from your Pothos plant and clip the leaves also, so that you can submerge the vine nodes down in room temperature water. You will see how quickly these roots will grow just from changing your water out weekly. Keep them in water for as long as you like, or repot them in indoor nutrient rich soil to start your new Pothos vine!
Swiss Cheese Plant (Monstera Deliciosa)
You’ve probably seen the Swiss Cheese Plant’s iconic split leaf all over your social media feed, whether it be the plant itself or a piece of artwork for your walls. If you’ve got the space for a plant to have its own corner in your home, these tropical plants can grow anywhere from 5 - 10 feet tall and leaves can get as big as 12” in diameter! Swiss Cheese plants cannot handle full sun, so place these plants in a part of your home with partial or full shade. Also, some plants tend to collect some dust if they’re kept in their corners for too long. While dust won’t hurt the plant entirely, it is healthier for the plant (and aesthetically pleasing to plant lovers) to gentle wipe their leaves every now and then and mist their leaves with a plant mister. This will assure that not only are your roots getting the water they need, but also your ever growing leaves as well.
Rubber Plant (Ficus elastica)
Probably one of my favorites plants has to be the Rubber Plant or Rubber Tree. This particular variegation produces the most beautiful, lush green leaves and are so easy to maintain. Rubber plants prefer bright, indirect light, so place these near a window with some sheer curtains to assure their leaves to don’t ‘burn’. A watering schedule for Rubber Plants are super easy but does require some attention. During the warm Spring and Summer months, be sure to water every 7 days or so, while in the cooler winter months you can cut back to about once every week and a half to two weeks. An easy way to check the moisture in the water is to check the top two inches of soil. If you see that it is bone dry, go ahead and water!
Peace Lily (Spathiphyllum)
The Peace Lily is a very common house plant due to how easy they are to maintain and how quickly they grow! These tropical beauties typically grow on the rainforest floor, so try to mimic those conditions by keeping your soil moist (watering at least once a week) and misting a couple times a week. With enough light, your Peace Lily will produce bright white blooms so place these on a well lit shelf near a window to get some bright, filtered light. It won’t hurt your Peace Lily to skip the misting as much, but definitely keep these in your weekly water schedule to make sure they’re staying happy and healthy!
While I only have a few plants listed here, there are so many wonderful house plants that are great ‘starter’ plants that are so easy to maintain! Pop into your local green house or garden center to have a look around, ask someone about the plants I have listed here, or get their opinion on some great house plants and how to care for them. Save our graphic below for a quick reference guide to these plants, or as a print to hang up in your bedroom!
You spoke, I’m listening. Earlier this year, you guys asked for more interior design inspiration and tips. So I’m coming at you with some of my current favorite products at The Mill.
Every time I source something for a client or for The Mill, I have a vision. I can see it in a home, being styled and being used. I know you’re not in my crazy head, so I’m shedding some light and inspiration for how these products can be styled in your own home.
This console is one of my favorite pieces. It’s simple but not boring and elevates the design of a space to feel elegant yet relaxed. Consoles are a great way to fill an empty wall without adding too much “visual weight.”
Where could this fit in your home? Living Room, Entryway, Hallway, Office
Mod bread board
I’ve always been a fan of vintage bread boards and you guys are too! They’ve been a best seller since I’ve opened. So now, I’ve stepped it up a bit with a modern twist. The modern charcuterie boards are great for entertaining, gifting and styling your kitchen.
Where could this fit in your home? Gift it, Entertaining Spread, Kitchen
They’re back for a second season.. because they’re just that good. Every home has a “catch-all” area but what if you could contain the mess? I love seeing these Moroccan Baskets in mudrooms and entryways. They’re practical and can hide the clutter. Bonus - we love to use ours at the beach or as we’re running out the door with our hands full.
Where could this fit in your home? Mudroom, Entryway, Nursery, Guest Bath, Closet
Vintage Marble Basin
This vintage marble basin is SCREAMING to be in a powder bath as a sink basin. I’m thinking fun light fixtures and spice things up with a patterned wallpaper.
Where could this fit in your home? Powder Bath, Kitchen Counter (fruit bowl), Garden (bird bath)
Antique French Mirror
Unlike a car, vintage mirrors aren’t losing their value. They are timeless and coordinate with almost any style. I’ve used Antique Mirrors in traditional and modern homes because I just can’t get enough.
Where could this fit in your home? Anywhere… Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom, Bathroom
Hello Spring (finally)! This time of year is full of events & festivities. I’m talking Weddings, Graduations, Easter, Mother’s Day, Festivals, Summer Travel… the list goes on and on. Whether you’re gifting or getting ready for an event - our Spring arrivals fit the bill.
You can shop each product in store or by clicking the photo!
If you’ve followed along with me for a while, you’ll know that my love for vintage rugs runs deep. The Mill has evolved over the past few years, but vintage rugs are one component that has remained a core element of my designs. Because I believe every space should be graced with these beauties, we’re launching our collection online!
To celebrate the launch of our vintage rugs, I’m sharing some interior inspiration.
In with the old, in every room
Vintage rugs have a story and they are beckoning for more. Living rooms are for just that … living. Adding a layer of pattern and color can really help tie a space together and make it more inviting, yet relaxed.
Don’t let the table and chairs do all the talking. Using a vintage rug in the dining room anchors the space together while also protecting those pretty floors. Make your guests feel right at home with a perfect rug to compliment your dining space.
In every home, the kitchen always seems to be the gathering spot. I’m no chef but I love any excuse to host my family and friends. Add a vintage runner in front of the sink or stove as a place to welcome those working feet.
The bedroom should be an oasis. Adding a small rug next to the bed or layering on top of jute/sisal is a great way to implement a cozy element to your bedroom.
The entry to your home is like a first impression. Simply adding a vintage rug to your foyer brings a wow factor and helps transition guests into your home (and keeps the dirt from following).
Goodbye generic bath mats! The durability of vintage rugs is a major perk for me. Trade in those flimsy bath mats for something with a little more interest and class.
Unless you have muddy boots tromping inside, add a vintage rug to your mudroom to really make the space feel less like a cold, utility room. These vintage rugs have proven to stand the test of time, and are sure to add a warm, comfy addition to a typically neglected space.
Let’s face it, our favorite part of the holidays is more than just the gift giving and nutmeg cocktails. Holiday get-togethers are your time to dazzle, whether you’re attending an office party, a Christmas dinner, or a New Year’s Bash. Make an entrance at your next holiday party with these chic outfits!
Piece Together Blazer - $204 | Illume Sequin Top - $159 | Valerie Legging - $150
Sophie Black Bok Clutch - $255 | Pave X Posts - $420
Jog My Memory Pleated Pant - $105 | Jules Ear Climbers - $136 | Cropped Biker Jacket - $138
Jem Black Clutch - $180 | Austen Pendant Necklace - $136
Hunted Wrap Maxi - $211 | Cane Post Earrings - $184 | Jem Black Clutch - $180 | Tiny 3 Pave Bead Necklace - $595
Quinn Mini Dress - $158 | Zella Hoops (Kendra Scott, in store) $90 | Sophie Black Bok Clutch - $255
Single Diamond Necklace - $375
Illume Lace Trim Dress - $249 | Tide Hoop Earring - $128 | The Margot Bag - $360
Sage Cuff Bracelet - $148
Spanish Steps Dress - $168 | Architect Cuff - $78 | Jem Cream Clutch - $170 | Grande Drop Earrings - $78
Fushion Shift Dress - $174 | LSC Stars - $390 | Tobias Cocktail Ring - $112 | Sage Large Earring - $136
Illume Lace Mini - $178 | The Margot Bag - $360 | Tide Bangle Set - $184
Oster Earrings (Kendra Scott, in store) - $130
Shop these looks using the link above or in store at The Mill : Design + Home.
The new Kendra Scott Fall 2018 collection has recently hit the floor, and we are loving all the autumnal feels that
come with these beautiful stones.
With new appearances from Maroon Jade and Ivory Mother of Pearl, we can’t wait to see how you style these striking pieces.
Along with Maroon Jade, some other additions to this line include Pink Rhodonite, Brown’s Tiger Eye and a store favorite, African Tortoise.
Ready to rep some some school spirit? Don’t miss the memo.
Check out our lists of games below:
In case you’ve blinked any time recently, you know that this year of 2018 has absolutely flown by and we are already getting in gear for a brand new school year and football season. It seems that this time of year inspires us to start fresh with the fall season and for some (most) of us, that can include adding a few new pieces to our wardrobe. That being said, we are excited to announce our involvement in Mississippi’s Tax Free Weekend this Friday July 27th + Saturday July 28th!
What this means for you :
During this weekend, you will be able to load up on all apparel in store at The Mill : Design + Home priced below $100 and get it TAX. FREE. (yep, you read that right)
This includes reduced marked items as well! For example, if you were to pick up a gorgeous, new jumpsuit off the sale rack that was originally $110 and we have it marked 30% off (making the new sale price $77) then you will get your sale item completely tax free!
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite items that you can snatch up this weekend TAX FREE.
LOVE TO SHOP BUT NEED TO PURGE?
Us too. And what better way than by donating to a good cause.
Join us for our 2nd annual clothing drive benefitting Palmer Home for Children. From Tuesday, July 17th to Saturday, August 4th, donate new or gently used items at The Mill : Design + Home. Each 13 gallon bag donated earns you 5% off your purchase.* See below for more details.
This year we're bringing even more heat! With new markdowns rolling out, you can use your discount on TOP of already reduced jewelry and apparel. That's up to 60% off your favorite items!
While those savings already have our jaws dropped, the smiles and love the girls at Palmer Home will feel are worth so much more.
Long distance relationships can be a doozy but working with these clients in Texas was a dream come true. Last spring, we first met with Client TX at The Mill during their visit to Mississippi. They had just moved to Lubbock, TX after a long stent (20+ yrs) of living outside the US and were in the market for a new home. Shortly after our initial consultation, they closed on a home and I was jetset to Lubbock.
What made this project so unique was that even though this couple was fresh into retirement, they were starting this journey with an absolute clean slate. Having devoted their lives to mission work, they were always on the move so owning a home was a new stage in life for them. Usually when working with clients, whether they know it or not, they have some idea or vision of what they are wanting us to achieve in their home. That was one of the most exciting aspects of this project. This couple’s focus has never been on their home but always on improving the lives of others. So, there were no Pinterest boards or magazine clippings. Our first meetings were solely based on establishing what they wanted out of their home and helping them discover their personal style (and of course, meshing the couple’s preferences together).
After several months and a few minor renovations later, we were pretty excited to install Client TX’s new home.
Move over minimalism, you've got a little bit of competition.
At The Mill, we tend to favor the basics and air on the side of minimalism when it comes to our wardrobe. However if there is one trend we'd ditch our roots for, it may be Statement Earrings. This year we are dying to add a pop to our ensemble with a little bit of colour and a whole lot of metal.
We've rounded up some of our favorite statement earrings from the Kendra Scott Spring Collection that just landed at The Mill.