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Martha Stewart Loves Our Driftwood Tables!

We always knew that the Roost Driftwood Tables were one of the most distinctive and stylish accent tables. Now Martha Stewart, the style queen for American homes, thinks so too! The Roost Driftwood Console table is featured as one of the fail-proof way to add charm to your room in her May magazine, both the print and online versions. Read it in the article on ‘6 Finishing Touches That Will Completely Transform Your Room’.

A really good driftwood table or coat rack is a rare piece of furniture. Take a look at our Roost Driftwood table bases and you will know what we mean. The reclaimed wood base has to have the perfect knot of tropical driftwood, with branches spread in a way that can support a flat surface. This is not just hand-made, but nature-made. That is why no two pieces are alike and always in short supply.

The other challenge is to keep it just the way nature meant it. The master craftsman here has done just enough to enhance the strength and beauty of the wood, without attempting to add artistry.

The Roost Driftwood table bases are available in 3 sizes, the coffee table, the console table and side table. They can be used with a glass top or wooden top. They do not require much care beyond basic dusting but are not recommended for outdoor usage.

Claim 10% off on a limited time deal on select Driftwood furniture and decor. And of course, we ship it all free of cost to you.  Lets celebrate sustainable living this May!

 

6 Awesome Planter Gardening Ideas for Your Small Apartment!

It is spring. There’s green shoots pushing out of the ground and leaves on each tree. And how you wish you could grow a few plants in your tiny apartment. There’s hardly any space for bringing in pots and plant a few nice annuals. Don’t let the lack of space keep you from joys of gardening. Here are a few tricks for you to become a great gardener even in a small urban space.

1. When you don’t have the floor, you still have the walls! Walls offer a large expanse of empty space and even if you have some wall decor or art, plants go very well with everything. You could choose wall mounted planters for showcasing small green plants.Tip– Do not select planters with drill holes because you do not want them to drip water down the wall.

2. Even if your walls are not vacant areas, a wall planter breaks up the space and adds a dash of color. And growing plants are wall decor which change color, texture, and form every few days; which makes it so much more interesting than a static decor item.
Tip– Be sure to pick up a metal or glass planter in a quiet earthen or metallic color to set off the green plants. Here is a good pick. You could mix and match a few such planters to form a vertical garden.3. There is a lot of buzz about “living green walls” which are a cool way to incorporate plants into your living space. They tick all the right boxes- sustainable living, healthy, good vibes, great hobby; but they are expensive. We recommend plant portrait, which is basically a small size plant growing tile. These tiles are built on self watering material, so you just need to water them very sparingly, once in a couple of weeks. Here is a great example of a plant portrait.


4. You could also use the ceiling or a beam to hang planters.

5. We especially recommend terrariums or small table-top planters which you can keep in whatever small area that you might find. You could even use tiered terrariums and hang them in a column.

6. And lastly, why not marry a planter and a pendant lamp? We found this really clever idea here.

Whichever option you might choose, it is really easy to get a small indoor garden going. Watch out for the next blog post on the best plants for easy indoor gardening.

 

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