I don’t know about you, but I’ve never felt more ready for spring. At one of my first jobs in New York, my boss had a circular oak conference table that she filled with maidenhair ferns and orchids. It was simple and lovely, and I’ve dreamed to this day of replicating it. Unfortunately, the terrible light in my apartment paired with my black thumb has meant that I spend more time dreaming of plants than living with them. Luckily, there are plenty of green-thumbed home owners in our sneak peek archives, and I’ve picked my favorites to share today for a little Welcome April celebration. — Amy Azzarito
Image above: Amy and Erich McVey have nicknamed this old kitchen table “The Terrarea.” It’s their cat’s favorite place to inspect.
Image above: Josh and Diana of Casa de Perrin use repurposed goblets and other vessels to house their ever-growing collection of succulents.
Image above: A beautiful plant in the bathroom of Jason Gnewikow and Jeff Madalena’s Catskills home.
See more indoor plants after the jump . . .
Image above: Amanda and Dave from Gus* planted this hanging vessel with succulents and hung it in their Toronto kitchen.
Image above: Macrame planters hang bedside in Steve and Kalah Kren’s 1950s Idaho farmhouse.
Image above: The “fern room” at the Bellocq teahouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Image above: A succulent finds a home in an enamel mug at Monya and Jeremy Eastman’s home in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Cape Town, South Africa.
Image above: New Yorker Lotta Nieminen believes a home is all about the little details. This box is from West Elm and is home to an little succulent.
Image above: Now that she has a studio for her accessories line Rennes, Julia Okun used the little extra space in her Boston apartment to finally start a plant room.
Image above: The window above Eleonore Bridge’s kitchen sink has the perfect light for herb growing.
Image above: Staghorn fern hangs in the space beneath the skylight in Peter Dunham and Linnea Gits’ Chicago home.
Image above: Copper plant holder in Alison and Jeff Allen’s South Minneapolis home.
Image above: To combat the lack of shelving in their Brooklyn apartment, Chris and Julia Thomas painted pine boards and used inexpensive brackets to make a few bookshelves. The potted plants add a touch of green to the mix of books and objects.
Image above: Ariel Dearie’s workspace for her New York City flower business is filled with indoor plants.
Image above: Another image from Ariel Dearie’s plant-filled apartment. The chair is an old sewing chair from the ’20s. The cornice pieces were salvaged by Ariel’s dad from a demolished building in New Orleans and shipped in a huge box to New York.
Image above: A wooly cactus, which rests on steel-framed wall shelving, was designed by homeowner Lisa Breeze.
Image above: Jon and Nina Hans live right down the street from the Los Angeles flower district, which has made it easy to fill their home with plants.
Image above: Aaron Delesie loves to cook with fresh herbs, so he keeps potted herbs close at hand in the kitchen.
Image above: Vintage small vessels make perfect containers for a collection of succulents at Ariele Alasko’s studio.
Image above: This bar off the living room in Zoe Johns and Max Catalano’s San Francisco home is the perfect spot for a simple fern in a rustic terra cotta pot.
Image above: The window in Lauren Spencer King’s Los Angeles home is the perfect spot for her collection of cacti.
Image above: Amelie Mancini keeps a plant table (complete with small tools) in her Brooklyn studio.
Image above: A little bit of nature on Jenny Brandt’s purple kitchen table in Ystad, Sweden.
Image above: Moisture-loving plants can thrive in the bathroom of Jason Santa Maria and Megan Born’s Brooklyn home.
Image above: Beautiful ferns in Rachel Krauskopf’s New York City dining room.
Image above: A sunny window sill makes the perfect spot for an indoor garden in Asher Israelow and Jamie Goldenberg’s New York City apartment.
Image above: Mieke Verbijlen’s home in Antwerp, Belgium, is filled with plants. The two fig trees and a huge sparmania make this kitchen corner very green.
Image above: Even if you’re tight on space, there’s always room for a few plants. Potted plants sit on the radiator in
Tara Mangini and Percy Bright’s summer sublet in Brooklyn.
Image above: A hanging plant makes the canvas room divider in Michael Freimuth’s New York City apartment feel more intentional.
Image above: The brass pot in Matt and Kathy Allison’s home in Cape Town, South Africa, belonged to Kathy’s grandmother, and the croton plant is an ode to her mother, who used to collect them when Kathy was growing up.