Homes Magazine - Page 18 - Q and A By Laura Jane Willoughby for Baltimore Sun at Home

Homes Magazine
- Page 18
Q and A By Laura Jane Willoughby for Baltimore Sun at Home

Seeing green

Styling tips from Baltimore’s Instagram-famous plant guru

 

some 300 plants star in the lush, green posts of Hilton Carter’s Instagram feed, which, with 160,000 followers, made him a social-media green interior design star, gained him residential plant styling clients and led to a book deal.

 

The Baltimore native, whose plants are split between his “Jungle by the Falls” studio in Whitehall Mill and his Hampden home, will launch, “Wild at Home: How to style and care for beautiful plants” on April 9. We sat down with Baltimore-born Carver to learn about his eight-year journey in plant styling and got a sneak peek into the upcoming book.

 

How did your journey begin?

 

My journey in greenery started in 2011 when I went to a nursery-greenhouse-cafe in Glen Mills, Pa., called Terrain. Eating in that sort of space transformed my idea of what interiors could feel like and how I wanted my space to feel. At that time, I was living in [Los Angeles] and I didn’t have space that would allow me to do that, and I also didn’t have the means to bring in that much green. In 2014, I moved to New Orleans, and moving there opened my eyes more to the idea of bringing in greenery. So, it was there that I started the process of bringing in plants and styling my home with them.