Freshen Up Your Home With This Locally Made Houseplant Decor
Set those plastic planters aside and find new environs for your snake plants and crotons.
If you’ve invested a small fortune into houseplants during the pandemic, you’re not alone. Just as critical as it is to offer them love, water and (partial!) sunlight, any good plant parent should also provide aesthetically pleasing houseplant decor. We asked some local shops and makers for their recommendations on planter upgrades that can take your home nursery to the next level.
Stoneware Planter, $40
This wall planter from Persimmon Street Ceramics is crafted from textured stoneware and features a driftwood hanger sourced from Maine. “I like this one because one can change the look and pop in 2” plants, dried flora or cut flowers—which makes it a four-season planter, indoors or out,” says owner Heather Lezla. // Persimmon Street Ceramics. Check Instagram for the latest information on where you can buy this and other products in-person.
Triple Planter, $50
“I love the versatility of this piece,” says Anielka Azarian, founder of Falls Church-based Luna Maya Macramé. The knotted artwork, made of organic cotton, “combines the beauty of a wall hanging and the utility of a planter.” // Luna Maya Macramé. Check Instagram for the latest information on where you can buy this and other products in-person.
Crocheted Planter Sleeve, $20
This planter sleeve is crafted from upcycled trapillo, a T-shirt yarn that Adriana Jaramillo of Arlington-based Trapillo Art employs in baskets of all shapes and sizes. “I love these pot covers because you can give your old planter a new look, and at the same time make a small impact on the environment by contributing to the reduction of solid waste going to landfills,” Jamillo says. // Trapillo Art. Check Instagram for the latest information on where you can buy this and other products in-person.
Hurricane Planter Pot, $39
Shop Made, the D.C. incubator for local makers that expanded to Old Town Alexandria last year, recently partnered with plant boutique Rewild. Among the shop’s plant decor is a “peacock patina” pot, made by Northern Virginia-based Jimmy Potters, featured here with a 4” Aglaonema. “Jimmy hand-mixes the most beautiful glazes that result in unique finishes to perfectly complement the geometric shape of his planters,” says Shop Made co-founder Stacey Price. // Shop Made in Virginia. 1121 King Street, Alexandria
Hanging Planter, $40
This mint-chip planter from Richmond-based art teacher Gretchen Mull can add an aerial pop to an empty corner and is large enough to hold the 6″ Hoya carnosa seen here.“[Mull] makes beautiful hand-thrown ceramics that are minimal but impactful,” Price says. // Gretchen Mull Ceramics. Check Instagram for the latest information on where you can buy this and other products in-person.
Conical Pot, $37.99-$53.99
Rewild, which expanded to Arlington last year, carries chic pots and planters in addition to a deep inventory of plant life, including these pots from Manassas Park-based Middle Kingdom. “Porcelain planters are less common than the clay we often find, and with their perfect color palette for plants, these pots add a special type of variety and intrigue to our collection,” says Rewild co-owner Lillian Cox. // Middle Kingdom. Check Instagram for the latest information on where you can buy this and other products in-person.
Fluted Pot, $50
Victoria Truhn of Arlington-based Tried and Truhn Ceramics designs coffee mugs, stackable spice bowls and an array of planters, including this black fluted pot with built-in drainage. “Indoor-friendly pots are a staple in any plant-lover’s home; the subtle carved texture and high-contrast composition of the pot and vibrant plant it houses creates a beautiful piece of decor, while remaining perfectly functional,” Truhn says. // Tried and Truhn. Check Instagram for the latest information on where you can buy this and other products in-person.