As a self-proclaimed recovering black thumb, Chika knows creating a leafy paradise in the city can be harder than it looks. Living in an 800sqft condominium in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband, son, and resident cat Soya McFurry, Chika hasn’t always found it easy to find the right conditions for greenery, or balance busy city life with plant care.
Although it may have taken her a while to get there, Chika’s efforts have paid off. Her home — which she shares as The Small Nook on Instagram and YouTube — looks straight out of a fairytale, where her growing plant collection and unique interior style set the perfect scene for self-care and mindfulness at the end of a long day.
We caught up with Chika find out more about the cosy pocket of KL that she calls home and her top gardening tips for fellow city-dwellers.