Plants are a great way to decorate a bohemian space. They not only bring life into a room, but they are visually appealing and add great color, as well. Andi Teggart, founder of Lucky Collective and her blog Lucky Andi, incorporates plants throughout her San Francisco apartment, and the result is a space that is full of life—and love!
Andi & Her Home
The welcoming and comfortable space, which features a slightly bohemian and California beach vibe, is beautifully decorated and perfect for her growing family. In fact, Andi has given birth to her baby girl since this interview took place! We especially love the nursery she designed inside what was previously her husband’s walk-in closet. It might be a small space, but the adorable details throughout make a large statement. Check out that room and the rest of the apartment yourself in this home tour. We think you’re going to love it as much as we do—and you’ll be amazed at what some perfectly placed plants can do to enhance a space.
Can you describe your home in three words?
Approachable, (refined) bohemian, evolving.
Tell us about the overall vibe of your home. What kind of aesthetic were you going for and where did you find your inspiration?
The overall aesthetic of our apartment is comfortable and relatable with some bohemian vibes…and lots of plants! I also wanted to weave in a slightly California beach vibe, because Eric loves the beach and surfing. As you can see, we have one of his bright surfboards on display in the living room and some surf and beach prints throughout the apartment. I’m naturally drawn to a slightly bohemian aesthetic, which is reflected mostly in our textiles like our kilim and embroidered pillows, leather poufs and, of course, our 20 or so plants. It’s also important to me that our home really reflects who we are as individuals and as a family and that our apartment is a place where visitors feel comfortable. I never want our home to feel like a museum and I want people to be able to relax, sit wherever they want and just enjoy themselves, like they were at their own home.
We love all the greenery in the home! Any tips for picking out plants to vibe with your space?
I don’t discriminate when it comes to plants. I love them all and am always going for an indoor jungle vibe in our apartment. We try to make sure we have plants of various heights and textures in different rooms. I also think plants are a great addition to any “blah” corner in your space—they really breathe life into a room! Plants also require a lot of ongoing care and maintenance, especially finicky ones like the popular fiddle leaf fig plants. If you’re totally not a plant person, but want to add more greenery to your home, I recommend snake plants. They are so easy to take care of and look really cool. Also, IKEA and estate sales are great places to score awesome, inexpensive plants.
You have some really fun art pieces and prints in your home. Where’s your favorite place to shop for wall art?
It’s also important to me that our home really reflects who we are as individuals and as a family and that our apartment is a place where visitors feel comfortable. I never want our home to feel like a museum and I want people to be able to relax, sit wherever they want and just enjoy themselves, like they were at their own home.
Where are some of your favorite places online to shop for seating? We love the velvet chairs!
The velvet chairs are actually from Amazon, which always surprises people! I also have purchased a lot of items, including seating, from Wayfair! Our poufs and rocker are from there. Overstock has great, affordable seating options. That’s where the chaise in our bedroom is from.
Where do you search for inspiration? Who inspires you most?
Pinterest is a great source of inspiration for ideas on what to make for dinner to how to style a nightstand and everything in between. In terms of “real life” inspiration, I’m inspired by my mom for many reasons, including her amazing taste in home décor. She’s able to make any room look instantly better, and is the queen of finding flea market or garage sale gems and making them work within any space.
Do you feel your home and your personal style are similar?
Yes! Similar to my taste in home décor, I’m naturally drawn to bohemian touches when it comes to clothes, shoes and accessories (fringe, fur, etc.). And, my personal style has definitely evolved, especially being pregnant. It seems that my personal style is definitely more aligned with the approachable aspect of our home (read: I wear mostly leggings and comfy T-shirts) these days.
Speaking of baby, what has been the most exciting part about designing the nursery space?
The most exciting part of designing the nursery has been adding all of the fun, whimsical touches to the space. The nursery space itself was formerly my husband Eric’s walk-in closet, so once we took all of his stuff out, we had a blank slate to work with. It was really fun to pick out removable wallpaper in order to make it feel less like a closet and more like a true bedroom. Once that was up, we had a good starting point for the space and then just figured out ways to make it a special and bright place for the baby.
What were some of your must-have pieces when designing your nursery? Any new favorite places to shop since becoming pregnant?
I definitely knew I wanted a Plum & Sparrow Moses basket and the Stokke mini crib. In terms of shopping while pregnant, I love all the whimsical toys and décor from The Land of Nod and I’ve found some great baby items, like our crib sheets, from Etsy. In terms of baby clothes, I have a weakness for everything from Zara.
How do you see the style of your home evolving as baby grows?
I have no idea exactly, but likely more baskets of toys! As you can see, we don’t have a dedicated toy room or play space, so the entire apartment will be her own little playground. I also envision the apartment being a little bit messier and even more “lived in,” which is perfectly OK.
What has been the most challenging part about designing a small space?
Finding ways to creatively organize! When we created the baby’s nursery space, we had to move all of Eric’s clothes somewhere else, of course, so now we are sharing a walk-in closet and he’s also using part of our hallway closet for his clothes and shoes. Baskets are my best friend in terms of keeping things organized in almost every room, including the kitchen, baby’s nursery and even the bathroom. It’s been a fun challenge though, because we’re less inclined to keep things around that we don’t love or that don’t serve a purpose. And, it’s been fun to creatively organize for baby—like using the shoe organizer to store her baby blankets and swaddles.
Are you a breakfast or a dinner person? Both?
Both! Eric and I both enjoy cooking and it’s a fun ritual to end the work day by making dinner together. Breakfast food is my favorite though, and I always love our lazy weekends drinking coffee in bed and making brunch at home.
What room in your house is your favorite, and why?
The baby’s room makes me really happy—it’s so bright and cheerful. I also love our bedroom. It’s cozy and comfortable and relaxing.
Side Tables – Vintage // Curtains – Urban Outfitters // Headboard – Wayfair // Embroidered Bedding – Target // Kilim Pillows – Etsy // Foil-Pressed California Map Art Print – Minted // Green Colorful Print – Minted // Palm Tree Art Print – Minted // Present Over Perfect Art Print – Lindsay Letters // Floral Art Print – Etsy
Favorite thing to buy for your home, and why?
Plants, because of that whole indoor jungle goal, remember?
Rug – Overstock
Gold Bar Cart – Wayfair
Wall Shelves – DIY / West Elm
Letterboard – Letterfolk
Couch – Ashley Furniture
Geometric Throw Pillow – CB2
Other Throw Pillows – Mexico
Leather Poufs – Wayfair
Side Table – Target
Wallpaper – Etsy (Livettes)
Mini Crib – Stokke
Sheets – Etsy (LittleMooseLiza)
Bird Print – Minted
Animal Heads – Flamingo, Lion, Zebra
Seagrass Baskets – Wayfair
Shelving Unit – Wayfair
Bookshelves – IKEA
Wooden Blocks – Land of Nod
Storage Cart – Target
Side Tables – Vintage
Curtains – Urban Outfitters
Headboard – Wayfair
Embroidered Bedding – Target
Kilim Pillows – Etsy
Foil-Pressed California Map Art Print – Minted
Green Colorful Print – Minted
Palm Tree Art Print – Minted
Present Over Perfect Art Print – Lindsay Letters
Floral Art Print – Etsy