Cassey Zayas of EyeAmSun

Cassey Zayas of EyeAmSun

Tell us a little about yourself. Like where you live, who you live with, and what you are passionate about.
I'm a 30-year-old mother of two. I have a son. Gunther who is 4, soon to be 5 in a few weeks, and a daughter named Ace who is 2. I am a wife to an amazing man, who happens to be a cop. We live in a 1951 California bungalow right by the San Bernardino mountains. I'm passionate about exploring and feeling the excitement through surrounded by the most ordinary of things and seeing the beauty in the mundane.

Tell us about your homes style inspiration. What vibe are you trying to create?
I love plants so we try to create a vibe around the plants we have collected over the years. Most of them are outside, now that we have a front lawn and a backyard of our own. It's easy to style around plants and even easier to draw inspiration from them. We like to think we have an eclectic style. We don't just focus on one trending theme, instead, we create our own. It's never-ending!

Cassey Zayas of EyeAmSun

Tell us about when you first fell in love with plants?
My mom has always been a plant lady before the term was even an actual term. I grew up surrounded by plants, anywhere from succulents to medicinal herbs and everything in between. She's had them all. I find a sorry of comfort and familiarity when I bring in plants into my home. They're more like green little familiar members that never talk. I, of course, do all the talking while I prune and water them because I heard somewhere that--that's a good thing!

How many houseplants do you currently have?
Though some of them are small and go unnoticed by houseguests, I currently have 32 houseplants.

Cassey Zayas of EyeAmSun

Why is adding houseplants to your space important to you?
The comfort and familiarity that it brings to me. All the inspiration that pours out of me when I'm surrounded by plants. It definitely brings out the happy in me and now my entire family is in on the plant-loving lifestyle.

What are your must-have accessories for the perfect plant corner?
I like to keep it simple and stick with the traditional terracotta pots. They are timeless and I prop them on top of round cork mats to protect the wooden floors from moisture while keeping the look timeless and easy and most importantly, functional.

Cassey Zayas of EyeAmSun

Where do you find beauty in your everyday life?
I don't want to sound cliché, but I find beauty in my children. When they talk to me when I look into their eyes. And just having the privilege to see them bloom into bigger, beautiful versions of themselves...much like plants. They're like, loud plants that won't stop talking. Large venus fly traps, 'cause they eat everything.

What's the next plant you want to get?
I want a Pilea. They're so hard to find and that's why I need to get my hands on some.

Cassey Zayas of EyeAmSun

Who are some of your favorite plant inspiration accounts?
My girl, Kira Gulley Art, PiepCo, basically everyone who has a good amount and passion for plants. I'll scroll through your page like a mad woman!

Cassey Zayas of EyeAmSun

Do you have any tips for an aspiring plant lady?
Start with a snake plant, those are impossible to kill.

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