365 Objects Of Design

Ceramic Wall Planters

23rd February 2017

I don’t know about you but for me this plant thing is really taking hold. I was looking at a picture of my kitchen the other day and thought it looked really stark and then I realised because it was an old one taken before the fiddle leaf fig took up residence.

The Mad Husband says we have reached plant limit now (I’m not sure about that but I’m not picking a fight about it just yet – I may have other situations I need to win first) but I do find at the moment that a plant does seem to add the perfect finishing touch.

Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of small plants either. I like large and lush and jungly. But then I saw these and thought they would be perfect to hang in a group – instead of a picture for example. We currently have a bare wall in the library where we are waiting to reach agreement on what should hang there. I’m pretty sure it won’t be a living wall of plants but a girl can dream.

And for those of you who think you will kill plants don’t forget the fake. I’m going to do a post on these soon and have a look at all the faux that are out there and see what looks good. As long as you remember to dust or sponge down I think you could probably recreate this look with some fakes.

But you know what would be really good? A few of these on a kitchen wall filled with herbs – pretty and practical – now what will He find to say about that I wonder?

ceramic wall planters from westelm

ceramic wall planters from westelm 

These ceramic wall planters are from westelm and cost £16 for the 10cm wide and £24 for the 15cm. Buy as many as you can afford. Five or six does look really good – basil, thyme, chives, mint and parsley will all be happy inside. Excellent, I seem to have totally talked myself into this. Now to select the right kitchen wall…

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  • Anwar 15th March 2017 at 4:34 am

    Wow, I do really like these. Especially the idea of using them for herbs in the kitchen.

    I do have a question, though. What is the attachment for hanging it on the wall?

    • Kate Watson-Smyth 15th March 2017 at 2:51 pm

      They have a couple of holes in the back and come with screws so you can fix them to the wall. I was going to experiment with those command strips though.

  • Germarie Bruwer 23rd February 2017 at 2:28 pm

    Beautiful planters Kate!
    x
    Germarie

  • Sheree 23rd February 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Glad to see indoor plants have become fashionable again, though I have to say I have always liked them. They just add something to a room. What is it about husbands? We have been “doing up” our bedroom and my husband said at the start, no cushions on the bed. While I think some interiors go a bit too overboard with row after row of cushions, to my mind, they also help tie in a colour scheme. I have a feeling that I’ll manage to sneak some in.

  • Steph 23rd February 2017 at 12:53 pm

    I didn’t realize there was an official “plant limit” though I guess I shouldn’t be surprised as my husband has a “pet limit.”
    love these planters. love them.

  • Taste of France 23rd February 2017 at 9:38 am

    I have a couple of old wall planters from the 1920s that were my grandmother’s. I’ll have to get some succulents for them. Great idea.

  • Janet Whincup 23rd February 2017 at 8:23 am

    An interesting concept which looks good. When they grow we have to remember to keep them trimmed to shape as before we know it they have grown too large.
    Incidentally I have given away a dragon palm and a rubber plant (that I had nurtured for 36 yrs) that had grown too large for their positions. They went to good homes.

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