| by Kenneth Chase | 39 comments

House Tours: Summer’s Indoor Greenhouse in Brooklyn | Apartment Therapy

– The biggest indulgence in
my apartment, the plants. (laughs) I’m not lying. (upbeat music) It’s ’cause it’s like
around 500 plants now. My name is Summer Rayne
Oakes and my apartment is located in Brooklyn, New York. I mean, I grew up in the country and I miss putting my hands in the soil and I don’t have a backyard, so I basically just brought the outdoors in. So this fig tree right here is actually the first plant that
I ever got in my house and it was probably chest-height and now it’s like literally overtaking this space, I call it Fig Forest. And then this is like my favorite part of the house is like my hammock. This is kind of where I do all my thinking and reading at night and it’s a way for me to kind of come
down off of the day. I started collecting insects
when I was really young, started raising them in my house probably when I was around
eight or nine years old. I don’t even think they
look like cockroaches, they look more like varnished wood. I love just putting in plants and pillows for a home to make it a much better space. I think that just automatically it gives it an element of comfort and cleanliness in a new kind of way. Don’t just get the plants that you think that you want, understand your space first and understand the plant
that wants to be there and I think that you’re
gonna be much better off at being a plant mommy or plant daddy. (laughs)


Chris Yangrom

Jul 7, 2016, 4:15 pm Reply



Jul 7, 2016, 4:19 pm Reply

My dream home, forest theme^^


Jul 7, 2016, 4:44 pm Reply

Wow! Absolutely amazing. I'm trying to find as much space as possible for plants in our Airstream home but this is over the top fabulous!

andreia paulino

Jul 7, 2016, 7:11 pm Reply

Que lindo! simplesmente amei. ..

holly golightly

Jul 7, 2016, 8:27 pm Reply


Tamara Almond

Jul 7, 2016, 12:47 am Reply

I like it

Vinayak Sawant

Jul 7, 2016, 3:55 am Reply

love the concept

Appreciate your dedication for the plant

Have only question in mind "How do you care this much plants when you are away from Home?"

Prisilla Cope

Jul 7, 2016, 4:09 am Reply


Maggie Leroy

Jul 7, 2016, 3:20 am Reply

WOW! It looks so wonderful and so cozy. I can imagine that you love living there! Enjoy and all the best!

Jason McCall

Jul 7, 2016, 4:46 am Reply

Why do you keep doing teaser videos?!?!? you have all of these wonderful people, yet we learn barely anything about the people or the spaces they live in. Your older videos were more informative and inspiring. Older videos, meaning before you moved into your new office space.

Moonie The Pretty Giant

Jul 7, 2016, 6:51 pm Reply

1:07 What was it that I just saw?!


Jul 7, 2016, 4:41 am Reply

no wonder she's so hot.
she's a smoking ass model.

Deirdre Begley

Oct 10, 2016, 1:53 pm Reply

love the place except the bugs yuck

Molly Simpson

Oct 10, 2016, 5:22 pm Reply

i was with ya until the bugs girl

Wolflovex Wattpad

Nov 11, 2016, 4:53 pm Reply

So awesome! Anyone know what this style is called?


Dec 12, 2016, 2:05 am Reply

She needs her own channel ffs !

Avi LeQueen

Feb 2, 2017, 6:02 pm Reply

Her names dEFINITELY not Summer Rayne Oakes. Bye, Cheryl.


Feb 2, 2017, 5:22 am Reply

mother nature, is this you? 😍

Hanna Maria

Feb 2, 2017, 2:23 pm Reply

I'm so jealous that she likes insects? Mylife would be so much better if I didn't hate them.

Aida F.

Mar 3, 2017, 11:36 pm Reply

OMYGOD I LOVE this place Summer, just GORGEOUS!! And I especially love that you said to understand your space and understand the kind of plant that would go in that space. I live in an apartment and I have a small indoor garden but because we barely have heat in the Winter, every Winter season I lose some plants. I live on a tight budget so I haven't been able to afford grow lights, could you suggest some low-priced grow lights or would a small fan heater do? Also, I have a very tiny Peace Lilly cutting growing in water for a while, can you please tell me what kind of soil to use and the type of lighting it needs, thank you so much for any advice. 🙂

Tran Lily

Mar 3, 2017, 6:01 am Reply

Okay, I'm not mean rude or mean. But her name is SUMMER. Her name destiny is just her personality LOL. It's super match, her parents was right!!!
Look at her style, her home…I saw alots summer, even if she don't have Summer as her name. I still can imagine her as a summer girl LOL

Shylynn Sinclair

Apr 4, 2017, 12:46 am Reply

Where did you get such a beautiful hammock???!


Apr 4, 2017, 4:15 am Reply

If you are going to all that effort I think its only smart to do flowering plants… Wouldn't you rather have 10 inch wide multicolored hibiscus with those leaves, and vines of jasmine flowers than ivy?


Apr 4, 2017, 2:10 am Reply

What does she do as a job to afford an apartment like that in NYC?!

Sára Pálfy

May 5, 2017, 8:09 pm Reply

that's hardcore

R. Morgan

Jul 7, 2017, 3:18 pm Reply

Summer rayn oaks. That name was made perfectly for her wtf


Aug 8, 2017, 10:28 pm Reply

I was here for it until the roaches. Throw tf up all over my phone


Aug 8, 2017, 6:42 pm Reply

One persons haven another persons hell


Oct 10, 2017, 4:15 am Reply

Petting the roach was where I quit.


Oct 10, 2017, 3:13 pm Reply

I've seen a few videos of her place and never saw the hammock. That's so cool! I couldn't do the bugs or indoor chickens but hey, different strokes for different folsk.


Oct 10, 2017, 8:38 am Reply

Cockroaches O_o your pets!?

Andrew Flores

Nov 11, 2017, 1:11 am Reply

You're perfect 😍

Chesa Djanelle

Jan 1, 2018, 10:53 am Reply

I have 25 plants in my room and my dad thinks i'm tripping hahah wait and see in 10 years this will be me hahaha

Linn Friberg

Jan 1, 2018, 9:12 pm Reply

I was like "wow thats so inspiring, so Beautiful!" Then came the roaches.

Ci Silver

Apr 4, 2018, 4:16 am Reply

The thumbnail made it look like a horror movie. Lol.

Poonam Manocha

Aug 8, 2018, 2:23 pm Reply

Awesome!!! I also have the same passion for plants and my idea of a beautiful home is also one which has plants in every nook and corner of the house.

Hella P.

Aug 8, 2018, 9:58 am Reply

yes this is the matter of all when you want the plant house but the bugs…. especially those cockroaches


Nov 11, 2018, 9:31 am Reply

A girl with a fried voice and gross bugs. Bye.

Aliana Weston

Oct 10, 2019, 9:58 pm Reply

Wow!!!!! Just WOW!!!!!

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