I was completely inspired by a modern farmhouse that was pictured In the May issue of Better Homes & Gardens. The house was styled by Jill Sharp Brinson. I’ve been a huge fan of Jill and her work ever since I had the pleasure to meet her last year in Atlanta.

Inspired by Baskets

While I love so many of the home’s details, I was especially drawn to the front porch. Instead of using big planters, Jill opted for baskets. Filled mostly with greens, they added such warmth and texture and gave the space a casual, homey look.

While shopping at HomeGoods a few weeks ago I found two large baskets and a couple plastic planters that fit perfectly inside. I immediately thought of Jill’s work and just had to bring them home with me. Using a drill, bricks, potting soil, plus some gorgeous plants, I created totally unique basket planters of my own.

Inspired by Bakets

Inspired by Baskets

You can check out all of the details (and more pretty pictures) of how I put these together on DesignHappy, HomeGoods’ blog. I’ll see you there!

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  • Katherines Corner at

    Michael I love these basket inspirations! I hope you will share them at my hop xo

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Katherine!

      xo Michael

  • erin at

    I went over to the article but I don’t want to comment without having to sign up for whatever tehy use for the comment section. (don’t want to use FB either, too open).
    even though you just planted them, how’s the basket handling the water draining through? or was that addressed with something not shown?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Erin, thanks for your question. So far so good. It seems to dry out fairly quickly. I’m also not opposed to the basket weathering a bit. Hope that helps.

      Thanks! Michael

  • Corinna at

    I use baskets for my interior potted plants, but never thought to use them for my exterior potted plants. I love it! It really softens the look….

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much Corinna. I’m loving the look too!

      xo Michael

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