Excellent advice, as usual. I have a question and I don't know if it merits an email or not. I remember reading a post of yours a long time ago about greenery, and how you really get what you pay for in fake greenery. The thing is, I never see any nice, expensive greenery! I must not be shopping at the right places, because I've been keeping my eye out for them for a while. Where do you buy good fake plants?
Well- I will tell you that if I were looking for nicer plants, I would go to some local wholesale sources, or to the design center in San Francisco. However- that probably doesn't help you, or the average person living some place across the country. Here are a few ideas:
1. Check furniture stores. Pottery World is a local boutique style furniture store- not your "Ashley Furniture" type- but rather your boutique type. For those that live locally- it is a great source- for others- look for similar shops.
2. Find a local interior designer, and ask him/ her.
3. Look online. Like anything else- they can be purchased online. I have purchased some of Uttermost's silks for clients before. Also try Laura Ashley brand. Their plants are pretty good looking, but I still think their containers are small. I think large plants should have very large containers. Big pretty containers are as important as the plant.
For the REALLY good stuff- I'd ask a designer. We have our sources. ;-)
I feel like my answer needs some help. Dos anyone out there have some good sources for Jenn?