This low profile rock planting tray in the Eames House is a truly beautiful and doable indoor garden inspiration. No worries if the scale is too large for small spaces — it's easy to dial down the planter's size and footprint by using a smaller tray of rocks like a boot tray or a classic wagon (photos 2 and 3). For even smaller spaces, planting an indoor garden on a wall using floating ledges or shelves (photos 4 and 5) allows plants to be out of your way and away from pets and children. The Eames House shows us that indoor gardens add a dynamic presence to the home.
In addition to adding beauty to your home, a notable benefit of indoor plants is that they actively green your home by cleaning the air, lowering your home's indoor air pollution. The EPA says the indoor air quality in the average American home is many times more toxic than the air immediately outside of it.
Shown above from left to right:
1. Inspiration photo of Eames House Case Study #8, from LACMA
2. Smith and Hawken Metal Boot Tray, $24.99 from Target
3. Radio Flyer Classic Red Wagon, $89.89 from Amazon
4. Plant pods, $(contact for pricing) from Domenic Fiorello
5. Inspiration photo of an over-the-window planter shelf, from Better Homes and Gardens
MORE INDOOR GARDENING ON APARTMENT THERAPY:
• Indoor Tree! The Easiest Ever: Pachira Aquatica
• The Urban Gardener: Indoor Window Gardens
(Images: As credited above)