04 October 2015
So, this weekend we made some serious strides in our living room. The room is small. You’re pretty much looking at the whole thing right here. For a while we had a little sofa in here, but it wasn’t really working for me. I wanted something vintage, something green. This weekend I found that something–or should I say those somethings. These vintage beauties from Grain. They are upholstered in mohair (made from the hair of the angora goat) which is super durable. The guy we bought them from mentioned that vintage theater chairs were upholstered in mohair because it’s such a durable fabric. Well, with a cat and a little one, I figured these mohair beauties would be the perfect edition to the #JungalowByTheRiver.
And then there is that euphorbia, which is that great cactus-looking thing in the corner there, which isn’t actually a cactus, but a euphorbia ammak. He adds a very rad and very serious sculptural statement to the space. We found this guy on Craigslist–someone was moving, so we got it for a song. (They can be very, very pricey at the nursery–like $300-$400 bucks for one this size). That having been said, this thing was a serious ‘b’ to move and get up the few stairs into our house–it weighs a ton. Jason and I actually couldn’t believe it when we somehow maneuvered it inside. It was truly a proud moment. So unlike cacti, these euphorbia aren’t only desert natives. They come from dry and wet regions. They like to be in the full sun, but according to the gardeners I asked at my local nursery, they can thrive indoors so long as there is bright sunlight. Our living room is the brightest room in our house and is pretty much all windows so I feel pretty confident he’ll be happy here (fingers crossed).
I’m not a plant expert, just a plant enthusiast, so if you have any pointers about this plant, I’d love to hear ‘em! I’ve never kept one indoors before so I’m hoping he’s happy here. I know I’m happy, euphoric, actually.