Design Sponge house tour (unpublished photos)

Oftentimes when there is a house tour, there are a number of great photos that go unpublished. Design Sponge ran a beautiful piece on my place called, "A Plant Lover's Secret Garden in the Middle of Brooklyn", which features a lot of beautiful shots, but I wanted to take a moment and share some other shots from that day's shoot. 

From Design Sponge: Most big cities rightfully earn the moniker “concrete jungle.” It makes sense. Oftentimes trees are sparse and the grass isn’t green because it’s barely there at all. But not all is grey and made of stone in our country’s metropolises. Look hard enough, and you’ll find little pockets of lush life that loving home-dwellers like Summer Rayne Oakes have carved out for themselves. Her Williamsburg, Brooklyn home proves that even amidst the energy of a burgeoning city, plants and greenery can thrive. Read more here.  🌿

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One of my heart leaf fern (Hemionitis arifolia) specimens. This particular species is epiphytic and it loves high humidity, lower light and warm temperatures.   

One of my heart leaf fern (Hemionitis arifolia) specimens. This particular species is epiphytic and it loves high humidity, lower light and warm temperatures. 

 

Crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii) and Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) are two popular winter bloomers.

Crown-of-thorns (Euphorbia milii) and Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgesii) are two popular winter bloomers.

A velvet leaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) trails down in front of some Brooklyn memorabilia. 

A velvet leaf philodendron (Philodendron hederaceum) trails down in front of some Brooklyn memorabilia. 

Crotons, ivy, and philodendron tumble down, grabbing light from the north-facing windows in the kitchen. 

Crotons, ivy, and philodendron tumble down, grabbing light from the north-facing windows in the kitchen. 

A peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) grows in a peace lily talavera planter. 

A peace lily (Spathiphyllum wallisii) grows in a peace lily talavera planter. 

I particularly loved the talavera-look combined with plants in the bathroom. 

I particularly loved the talavera-look combined with plants in the bathroom. 

A bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) and ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) move into frame into left, while the vertical garden bushes forth in the bedroom. 

A bird of paradise (Strelitzia reginae) and ZZ plant (Zamioculcas zamiifolia) move into frame into left, while the vertical garden bushes forth in the bedroom. 

One of the few corners of my home where I don't have live plants—just plant-inspired prints. 

One of the few corners of my home where I don't have live plants—just plant-inspired prints. 

Since this shot was taken, the desk has become a lot greener. 

Since this shot was taken, the desk has become a lot greener. 

A fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) hangs over the bedroom, capturing light.

A fiddle-leaf fig (Ficus lyrata) hangs over the bedroom, capturing light.

I like to upcycle all my tea containers and turn them into succulent planters, like for this copper spoon (Kalanchoe orgyalis)

I like to upcycle all my tea containers and turn them into succulent planters, like for this copper spoon (Kalanchoe orgyalis)

One of the favorite elements of my home is the interplay between light and leaves. 

One of the favorite elements of my home is the interplay between light and leaves.