Home + Living | The Ultimate Indoor House Plant

I’ve murdered many plants in my life. So it warms my heart to create a post about one that I have a beautiful bond with. My Peace Lily…or Spathiphyllum Plant.

Let me start by sharing: this plant is such a joy to have around and SO easy to care for. Mainly because it lets you know when it’s in need of hydration. Yep, the telltale sign:


Drooping leaves. Add water to the soil and within the hour it’ll sprout back to life again.


Now lets talk about why I REALLY adore this plant. These oh so adorable flowers or “Lillies” that bloom mostly in the Spring months. And the reason behind this post:


Its been over a year since my Peace Lillie’s have shown their pretty faces. And, excitedly enough, its WINTER time and not one but two of these beauty’s appeared.

Another super awesome fact about the Peace Lilly:
This tropical plant breaks down and neutralizes toxic gases like formaldehyde and carbon monoxide inside its pores. While we all appreciate cleaner, oxygenated air, it’s also the easy Peace Lily care, resiliency and forgiving nature that makes them such popular house plants.

A plant that’s easy to care for, great for improving indoor air quality and is a sight to see!? Instant winner in my book. Purchased for less than $10 at Walmart about three years ago. I give this plant a 5 star rating for my Carmen Veal Interiors clients, and one looking to add life to any room!

Until next time,



DIY | Rope Inspired Decor

Sharing a simple inexpensive way to add a personal touch to your space! You will need styrofoam balls (less than $5 at Walmart), glue gun & glue sticks and rope:


Simply wrap the rope around the object applying hot glue often. Remember, a little glue goes a long way.

End results:


You can even think outside the box and add the new decor to seashells like I did here:


The possibilities are endless with this DIY. You can cover vases, bowls, lamps–the sky is the limit.

Until next time…


DIY | Customized home decor

Today I’m featuring the color scheme through out my apartment: pale jade and mustard yellow.

I’m working on a (close to three-month) major apartment clean and will either toss, reduce or donate a lot of junk I’ve collected over the past few years. Today, I did some recycling and wanted to share some of my new pieces.





Wood, vases from Michael’s, Ferrero Rocher (chocolate treats), and an old iPhone case revamped with decoupage (using scrapbook papers, matte finish mod podge glue, tacky glue and paint). And here you have it folks! (I made the throw pillows and serving tray earlier this year)…



Most of these pieces will be placed in my home office once I’m done completing it. Looking forward to more DIY’s in the very near future.

Until next time…