At Bloomscape, we’re here to help you strengthen your relationship with plants—it’s all part of our mission to bring gezellig to the world. And we love seeing how real-life families live with plants in their home. In our Plant Life Series, we’ll be taking a peek inside inspiring, plant-loving homes from around the country.
Leah McNally, a new mom, talks to us about plants, kids, and making an apartment feel like home.
1. Tell us a little about yourself and your home.
I’m a Florida girl living in New Jersey with my fiancé Ryan and my daughter Sterling Rose! We also have a rescue dog named Tunechi. We live in a 2/2 apartment in South Jersey. We have a rad deck outback that we like to hang out on.
2. What inspires you and how does your home reflect that?
Life inspires me! My daughter, my fiancé, music, the weather, day-to-day things. My style is constantly changing and evolving based on my mood. I like to incorporate adult decor with kid-friendly pieces. Mixing the two makes our space comfy and cozy but also functional.
3. How many houseplants do you have?
Currently, we have a few succulents, a cactus, a dracaena, and a palm. We moved into this new spot a few months back, and are excited to add lots of new plants to our home.
4. Why do you like having plants in your home?
I like houseplants because it reminds me of being home in Florida. Plants are very much a thing down South! I grew up with lots of houseplants and plants all around outside. To me, plants remind me of the South because of new growth and life. I correlate them with warmth and sunshine.
5. What’s your favorite plant and why?
6. What tips do you have for living with plants?
Don’t forget to water your plants! I know this is the most basic tip ever, but you’d be surprised at how easy it is to forget! Also, you can never have enough.
7. Why do you think it’s important for children to grow up with houseplants?
It’s very important for kids to have houseplants! Teaching a young child how to take care of something living is so magical.