Welcome to my home office, featuring several neglected plants and an empty wine rack. (Self-isolation has been tough, okay?)
Okay, I had this idea to show ALL of the plants in my apartment in one post. But, then I thought, “Why limit myself to one post when I can capitalize on the page views by featuring every room in a separate post?” Also, cleaning my entire apartment? No thanks.
So, we’re going to do this one room at a time, folks.
I’ve lived in this apartment since May 2019. It’s my first adventure living solo.
It might seem crazy to you that a college student needs a home office. But, as someone diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), having a separate space for homework, interviews and even writing blog posts was a necessity.
During this time of self-isolation, it’s been a godsend.
I won’t beat around the bush, though. Not every college student with ADHD is lucky enough to live in a space like this. I’m extremely fortunate to have found such a great apartment and have the support to allow me to live in such a beautiful space.
When my building (a duplex in the Shaw neighborhood of St. Louis) was built in 1914, this room was probably a living room. There’s a large adjoining room with eye-level wainscoting (typical of a 1910s dining room). However, it’s just me here. I didn’t quite need a dining table set for six. Plus, the room that is now my office didn’t have a good wall for a TV and I’m Generation Z scum. I need my screens, okay?
So, the “dining” room became the “living” room and the “living” room is now the “office.” Labels don’t really matter, but I am curious how different generations used my apartment over its 106 year history.
As far as plants go, I’ve got some of the millennial essentials—two monsteras, a dragon tree, a “Prince of Orange” philodendron, a curly spider plant (with several propagated pups) and a snake plant.
All of these do well in bright, indirect light, which my south-facing window provides.
I wonder what other plants have lived in this room over its century-long history?