6/28/13

Fiddle Leaf Fig in the Foyer

Squeezing in one more post before the weekend! I'm so excited about my new Fiddle Leaf Fig tree that this one couldn't wait until Monday.

Tonight, Brad and I went to dinner and to search for a banana plant to go in the foyer. You guys may remember in my recent Foyer Re-do post (check that out here if you missed it), that I mentioned possibly picking one up this weekend.  I've been wanting a fiddle leaf fig for the longest time, but pretty much gave up on it since I've heard they're really hard to find.  So we went to Lowes and the pickins were slim. They had one really sad looking banana plant. So we went to Home Depot to hopefully find a better banana plant and lo and behold... they had 4 fiddle leaf figs! You better believe I scooped that baby up as fast as I could. Brad was cracking up at how excited I was about this "fiddly" tree.  The one we snagged is in pretty good shape. The other three were really sad looking and brown in a lot of spots.
I got the tree for $34 and picked up this beautiful pot for $45. It was a splurge, but the pot is almost as gorgeous as the tree.






I really love the look of it against the black French doors, (for more info on how I painted those, check out this post), but I'm a little worried about it being that close to the air vent. Don't want the leafy guy getting chilly. The issue with it being on the other side is that there is a closet door that would open up against it (the French doors swing into the living room/office, so that's not an issue on the side it's currently on). So I'm going to see how he does (yes, he's a "he") next to the vent for a while.  Other than that, it should be the perfect place for him because this room gets a ton of light.  We shall see...

So do any of you have a fiddle leaf fig? Any tips? Hope you guys have a fabulous weekend!!


27 comments:

  1. This is beautifully decorated! I love it! :)

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  2. You did a beautiful job with your home. Can you close the vent up? Home depot/Lowes sell some magnetic sheets to cover the vents, maybe that would help.

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  3. Oh it looks as beautiful as you said it would. I love what you've done with the simple black and white. The space is so much more fresh and open now and airy.

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  4. That looks great. Can you shut the vent off for summer?

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  5. Love, love, love it! It goes perfect. Where did you find the pot? I want to get both now too!

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    1. thanks! The pot is from Home Depot as well

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  6. For some reason I had in my head fiddlehead fern. Ha! Looks great! Very lush and green. :)

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  7. I love this! *Runs out to Home Depot to find the same tree*.

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  8. That really looks beautiful there. Great choice!

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  9. Aaah fiddle leaf figs are the prettiest. Tough to kill, so I've heard...which is a definite upside for me because I kill every plant I touch for some reason:) Thanks for sharing!

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  10. too bad your fiddle leaf fig is a he... cause when you said "fiddly" tree it made me think of Scarlet O'Hara and how she always says "Fiddly-dee!" Although I guess you could always call him Rhett! LoL!!!

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  11. I love him and where he is. I wish my puppy was past the eat everything stage so I could get a tree.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  12. That tree is beautiful!!! I always forget how big of a difference one tree can make in a room. It adds so much color to the room! How exciting :)

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  13. It looks gorgeous. I think the fiddle leaf is poisonous to dogs though...I am not sure how real the danger is...my dog doesn't eat house plants but thought I would mention it. The house looks very beautiful. My mom is a DIY gal...but me? I guess the talent skips a generation. But, I love living vicariously through your blog.

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  14. I need one!!!

    www.basicallybrandy.blogspot.com

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  15. Love it!! The foyer is looking so beautiful!

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  16. Nice tree and so good for interior in your home.

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  17. So pretty. I've had difficult with plant being near vents because they dry out so badly from the airflow rather than the temperature. If they need to stay moist, you might get in the habit of spritzing it everyday.

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  18. I love your tree! I wonder if they sell those here in Ontario?? I doubt it, HA!

    Next time I'm at Home Depot I am going to investigate.

    Your foyer is really coming together!

    http://sweethappening.blogspot.ca/

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  19. Tiffany! Where is your buffet with glass/ lattice type doors in your front living room/office from? I've been looking for something just like this for my dining room! Thanks :)

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    1. It's from Ballard Designs. I scored mine at the outlet in Atlanta but they also have a website.

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  20. I love your decor and mainly foyer! Beautiful!

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  21. Not sure, but it looks like that may be a return vent (you can check if air is coming out or not), in that case, I'm sure it will be just fine. :)

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  22. It's definitely not a return vent :) I decided to move it to the other side of the door because it was getting a lot of air there from the vent. Ended up working out a lot better!

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  23. Lovely find!! We just picked up one at Home Depot too :) The large ones like the one you bought at your HD were $99 at ours :( Crazy price difference - If I show them your post, do you like they'll reduce the $99 ones, lol :) just for me :) lol

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