The writer Anna Quindlen once confided that she “would be most content if my children grew up to be the kind of people who think decorating consists mostly of building enough bookshelves.” I second the sentiment—especially if there’s room on those shelves for houseplants.
A wooden ladder bookshelf from London-based Botany seems like just the thing to please all of us mothers:
Above: A wooden Spruce Shelf Ladder is available in two widths, both with six shelves for plants (and books). Prices range from £200 to £250 depending on size from Botany.
Above: A Glazed Ceramic Planter available in three colors is £20.
Above: A large ladder shelf is 180 centimeters high, 80 centimeters wide, and has a depth of 35 centimeters. A small ladder shelf is 178 centimeters high, 49 centimeters wide, and 40 centimeters deep.
Above: Also available is a selection of one-of-a-kind Vintage Terracotta Pots from the Victorian era, in diameters ranging from 2.5 to 6 inches. “Extremely old and no two are the same,” the pots are available at prices starting at £5.
For more ideas, see 10 Easy Pieces: Stepladder Plant Stands.