TDF Talks with Plant Designer, Jenna Holmes of Plant Mama

Jenna Holmes is impossible to put in a box. The former P.E teacher is the founder of Plant Mama, a business that she describes as ‘curated plant chaos’! Actually, her job involves creating and maintaining lush indoor jungles for her clients, ranging from residential homes, to commercial projects for the likes of Lululemon and Google.

Jenna initially launched her plant-styling business in 2017 with a portfolio website, built using Squarespace.  Since then, she’s expanded her business to include merchandise, an online store… and wait for it – private dinner events! ‘Pasta Mama’ is the sister business to Plant Mama, where Jenna collaborates with chefs to host ticketed dinner parties in her leafy studio space.

Pre-covid, Jenna’s Pasta Mama parties were a runaway success, selling out months in advance. But of course, 2020 had other plan for Jenna. As for so many of us, the past year threw up

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A Victorian Terrace That Plays Design Gymnastics!

Updating a two-bedroom, single-fronted Victorian terrace is a relatively common job for Melbourne residential architects, but no one approaches these projects quite like Wowowa!

Known for their liberal and daring use of colour, the practice has brought their usual flair to a recent update of a Brunswick East home owned by Rebecca Slater, Marc Slater, their two young boys, and pet pug!

The prime renovation objectives were to create more space, and optimise the connection between indoors and out. 

The first order of business – repositioning the bathroom and laundry from the rear of the house to the centre. ‘This meant the social spaces could spill out to the backyard better,’ explains Zoe Diacolabrianos, associate at Wowowa.

Parallel is the new staircase, surrounded by full-height glazing, and exterior landscaping by Straw Brothers. A new bedroom and study were added (‘a prescient request which came in handy during the

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