This week I added some green to my dining space with a fiddle leaf fig tree…
It’s a 7 footer and fills the empty corner beautifully. Both my husband and I love it. Best of all, I can’t kill it! It’s an artificial one from NDI – the place to go for the best faux botanicals and florals (did you see Jana’s peonies during the spring ORC season??) I made an attempt to have a real one, but it sadly didn’t survive. Perhaps if I tried harder or did a different plant I’d have better luck, but aside from the fact that this downstairs space gets very limited natural light due to our covered patio and the lack of windows, it’s really not a priority for me right now to try to improve my gardening skills. For this reason I decided getting a faux tree was the way to go.
In other news, I gathered (most of) the supplies I need for the Expedit makeover. I’ve decided to add doors and dress them up with decorative panels from the fabulous company O’verlays. I ordered a custom greek key pattern and I’m so excited to attach the panels.
I’m not sure what placement I want to go with though. There are four options:
I’m hitting myself over the head because unfortunately, for some dumb reason, I only picked up six doors and I needed eight. Doh! So I need to make the hour and a half drive out to Ikea again to pick up the other two.
I wish I had more updates and photos for you, but I’m still waiting on most of the bigger things. I should hopefully (fingers crossed!) have an arm chair, dining chairs, and a rug to share photos of during next week’s post. Stay tuned!
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