Plant Power for Staging and Interiors

Hart Habitats loves to use beautiful plants in their staged interiors. We also tend to plants on a weekly basis to ensure they are looking at their best for client showings. Hart Habitats believes that plants bring life to a staged interior and make it feel like a home. Our relationship to plants goes back to the beginning of time, no wonder we have such a strong response to our gorgeous green friends. I went to Walden yesterday to water, below are some pictures (as well as a book suggestion)!

These orchids are loving life on this Chinese Console table. Select pieces for sale.  Contact us  for more information.

These orchids are loving life on this Chinese Console table. Select pieces for sale. Contact us for more information.

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This beautiful plant is very happy on this Antique French Oak Cabinet. Select pieces for sale.  Contact us  for more information.

This beautiful plant is very happy on this Antique French Oak Cabinet. Select pieces for sale. Contact us for more information.

This pretty Orchid is thriving on this Antique Chinese Console. Select pieces for sale.  Contact us  for more information.

This pretty Orchid is thriving on this Antique Chinese Console. Select pieces for sale. Contact us for more information.

Hart Habitats often incorporates clipped succulents, from their garden, into their styled shelving. They last forever and add an organic feel and a pretty pop of green to bookcases.

Hart Habitats often incorporates clipped succulents, from their garden, into their styled shelving. They last forever and add an organic feel and a pretty pop of green to bookcases.

This is one of my favorite books and has been really inspiring to me. “The House Of Plants” , by Caro Langton and Rose Ray, used to be on my coffee table in England and now is on my coffee table in SF. The book covers how to tend to your plants and how to share your plants and offers great ideas and gorgeous pictures. Can one have too many indoor plants??….when I look around my place I wonder sometimes. I have a borderline addiction. If you too share the same addiction, you will love this book!

This is one of my favorite books and has been really inspiring to me. “The House Of Plants” , by Caro Langton and Rose Ray, used to be on my coffee table in England and now is on my coffee table in SF. The book covers how to tend to your plants and how to share your plants and offers great ideas and gorgeous pictures. Can one have too many indoor plants??….when I look around my place I wonder sometimes. I have a borderline addiction. If you too share the same addiction, you will love this book!

Staging of Lower Walden

101 Lower Walden, in the Carmel Highlands, is now staged and on the market! After spending time working at the residence, installing furniture and hanging art work, I wish I could move in! I have enjoyed looking out at the gorgeous views of the Pacific and watching the crashing waves and soaring sea birds above.

If you are looking for a beautiful home in which to find serenity and enjoy friends and family, this is a great house. (To find out more contact Vilia Gilles: viliaonbch@aol.com).

Pictures of the house staged below!! (Antiques are for sale! Contact us if you have inquiries.)

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Table Setting For An Intimate Mid-Week Dinner

When setting a table, I like to incorporate vintage pieces I have collected over the years and throw out the idea of having everything match perfectly. The result is a table that feels inviting.

Below I have mixed in, with my everyday plates, a vintage Moroccan bowl (for grapes and after dinner cheese), flowered small antique glasses (for Cointreau with dessert), a vintage glazed vase, and vintage hand thrown bowls (for salad).

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Dressing Up Farmers Market Flowers

I bought some tulips from the farmers market for a gift to the hostess. I had one hour to the dinner party and realized I had nothing to wrap them in and had to get creative! Below is the result of my efforts.

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Eucalyptus branches and berries were taken from tree limbs, that had fallen in the recent winter storm, and succulents were clipped from pots at the back patio. The arrangement was wrapped with a paper bag and tied with twine from the hardware closet. The abstract art on the card was made with the ink from a broken pen filament.

Hart Habitats News Flash

Hart Habitats will shortly be offering Antique, Modern and Vintage furniture and home accessories, and pillows made from one of a kind textiles.

The below schemes feature hand made textiles sourced from rural villages in Asia. We are making these beautiful textiles into pillows, which will be available soon!!!

Scheme with Vintage textiles in Blues and Pinks.

Scheme with Vintage textiles in Blues and Pinks.

Scheme with Vintage textiles in blushing pink and chocolate colors.

Scheme with Vintage textiles in blushing pink and chocolate colors.

Below is one of my favorite pieces that will be offered on our website shortly. Stay tuned!

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