Erin Johnson's Recent Articles
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10 Ridiculously Cool and Fresh DIY Ways to Hang Plants Indoors
Whether you’re a seasoned plant lover with an overflowing collection or a plant newbie just looking for a fun new way to decorate, the solution is the same: hanging planters.
Oct 26, 2019
This Guy Repurposes Precious Moments and We Can’t Look Away
Remember Precious Moments dolls? Canadian artist Keith Busher is turning them on their heads—or, rather, transforming their heads.
Aug 27, 2019
How to Grow and Care for Marimo Moss Balls, the Perfect Pet Plant for 2019
Remember pet rocks? Yeah, it’s time to upgrade. Meet the marimo ball.
Jul 23, 2019
7 Things I Learned During My First Week as a Professional Organizer
I thought I was an all-star organizer, but my first week working with a luxury organizing company showed me that there is always room for improvement.
Jun 17, 2019
Here’s Your A-to-Z Guide to Common Houseplants
Fiddle-leaf figs. Monstera deliciosa. Prayer plants and umbrella plants… or is it nerve plants and elephant ears?  Whether through drop-shipping or subscription boxes, access to living plants has never been easier. But how do you keep them all straight? How do you know when to water what? Does anyone know exactly what “bright, indirect sunlight” actually means?Here is your plant guide, from A to Z.
Jun 3, 2019
Become a Power Drill Expert With These Easy Tips
The blinds in my room? Sure, I hung them. The shelves in the kitchen? Of course I put those up. The gallery wall in the hallway? Yes, that was definitely my doing.(Lies!)My dad thinks I did all of this handiwork with the power drill he bought me, but I can’t bear to tell him that I actually have no idea how to use the thing. I’ve been hiring people for years to hang things in my apartment while the power drill collects dust somewhere under my bed.
May 22, 2019
Don’t Toss Out Dying Plants Until You Read These Tips
My boss recently took one look at the Majesty Palm plant in our office and told me to throw it out. True, it was looking a little sad, but it had looked sad before and bounced back—so I had faith it could do it again and tasked myself with saving the plant. Is that because I wanted the challenge or because a Majesty Palm is a large plant and throwing it out would be very… involved? Who’s to say! Saving the plant seemed like the best option on all accounts.
May 5, 2019
The Hottest Spring Flowers, According to a Prop Stylist
Spring is in full swing. The California super bloom has exploded. The D.C. cherry blossoms are flourishing. There are flowers everywhere I turn—IRL and onscreen. Scrolling through my Instagram feed reveals beautiful pops of color: wedding flower arrangements or influencers at the Coachella Revolve pop-up. There are even flowers in my targeted ads and suggested articles. How did those flowers end up in advertisements? A prop stylist put them there.
May 3, 2019
How to Get That Outdoor Shower Feel—In a Windowless Bathroom
Even without access to an outdoor shower, you can still cultivate a little bit of that dreamy, relaxing atmosphere by bringing plant life into your bathroom. But what are the best plants for windowless bathrooms? The short answer is none. I talked to several plant life specialists and most told me that it’s just not possible to have plants in a room with no natural light; however there are some workarounds if you’re willing to get a little creative!
May 2, 2019
9 Stylish IKEA Hacks Your Cat Will Love
As a proud parent of a cat, a pup, and a lot of plants, I’m a firm believer that family also includes our adorable pets. And family members deserve beautiful and functional surroundings.You might have already upgraded your own spaces with IKEA hacks for your bathroom, tiny kitchen, and closets, but if you haven’t given your cats their own IKEA hacks then it’s time to change that. After all, your cats can appreciate a good IKEA hack just as much as the next human.
Jan 23, 2015