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Boho-chic decor ideas to steal from an architect’s plant-filled home

From earthy woven planters to textured throw pillows

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The kitchen, with a wall of tile backsplash in cream subway tile, open wooden shelving on either side of a large window above the sink, and white countertop, green cabinets. An island in the foreground has three wooden barstool chairs in front.

This week’s edition of House Calls takes us to Asheville, North Carolina, where architect Ross Smith and his wife Anna Welton created a contemporary home with ’70s flair.

The couple’s ever-growing collection of houseplants—many of which Welton purchased from greenhouse sales at Warren Wilson College, where she works as a program director—thrive in the home’s sunny atrium. The greenery, in fact, helped shape the verdant interior palette. “I had to balance my desire for a contemporary house and Anna’s desire for a plant-filled bohemian space,” Smith says.

Taking inspiration from the playful home, we sourced key products—or in a few cases, similar finds—from each room so you can bring the look into your own space.

Dining area

Looking through three archways in the home, leading to different spaces, creates a beautiful circular pattern around the home

Living room

Built in bookshelf with lots of books, and a custom sofa with grey cushions and patterned pillows.

Bedroom