The February theme of the Urban Jungle Bloggers, a blog started by Igor (www.happyinteriorblog.com) and Joleix (www.joelix.com) is hanging plants. I am excited to share a few photographs of my little hanging planters keeping with this theme.
My hanging planters……
Succulents are easy to look after and make really good indoor plants.
The Hedera Helix…….
My collection of plants in the bedroom…..
Proud of my little green friends….
A restful place to dream……with my green buddies…:)
You can join the Urban Jungle Bloggers too by visiting their website:http://www.urbanjunglebloggers.com. Use #urbanjunglebloggers on twitter and instagram. You can find a lot of inspiration on their Pinterest board too.
At the cost of repeating myself….:) I do love plants. Indoor plants not only add oomph and style to your space but also clean the air. Plants are big in interiors these days and are popping up everywhere, it’s one of those trends which will last. Plants complete a space, don’t they? Decorating becomes an easier job with the addition of plants. They are the trend setters. Take a look.
Do you have some space on a table top in the kitchen and an opening nearby for light? Get a collection of planters and grow some herbs. It looks stylish, you are growing the herbs you consume and you are an urban gardener. http://www.sfgirlbybay.com
Grow a citrus plant in the kitchen….they smell great and are very easy to cultivate too. Photograph : Lauren Liess Interiors.
Add a shelf, put in a few succulents in really interesting planters…add a few bits and bobs and you might come up with something as interesting this window sill styled by Emily Henderson. http://www.stylebyemilyhenderson.com
Fill in empty spaces with easy to look after shade loving indoor plants like the common garden ivy or Hedera Helix.
Hedera Helix, I love this plant and have so many all over my apartment.
Place a hanging plant like the golden pothos on top of a book shelf. It is shade loving, looks great and does not need too much care. http://www.apartmenttherapy.com
An outright designer favourite is the fiddle fig leaf. It’s large sculptural leaves look amazing. theeverygirl.com
Who says that wardrobe shutters have to be conventional and made out of wood and glass? There are lots of ways to uplift an ordinary looking wardrobe shutter and make it a conversation starter. It is one of the ways to give your décor a quick update without going the whole way. Wardrobes are an intrinsic part of most homes, so looking at different ways of doing up the shutters will give your interiors a fresh look.
If you have floor to ceiling wardrobe shutters, why not commission a local artist to paint them in strong and bold colours. This look is definitely not for the faint hearted. http://www.brittanyambridge.com
How about adding a padded 3D fabric panel to your wardrobe shutters, stylish and sophisticated….as seen in Living Etc
Make wardrobe handles out of MDF and paint it in a bright colour, the results are absolutely gorgeous as seen in Gemma Ahern’s home. abigailahern.com
You can create an exotic look by incorporating laser cut intricate patterns on laminate and using it as your wardrobe shutters. I love these. http://www.jaali.in
Add mirrors to all your wardrobe panels. syzzzz.com
How would you give your wardrobes an update? Which is your favourite?
Hello !! Cutting boards are kitchen essentials aren’t they? But they don’t have to be boring, all kinds of cutting boards are available these days from sleek and ultra modern to really cute personalised ones, let’s look at a few which will definitely be conversation starters.
This Herring cutting board will be a wonderful addition to your kitchen and can easily be used as a serving tray too. http://www.sizzle.co.uk
This puzzle cutting board is really innovative. Use it for slicing the bread and cheese and then use the pieces to serve !!
I love the watercolour themed cutting boards too. They are gorgeous but I think that should be another blog post all together. Which ones did you like?
Hello!! I was just watering my collection of little houseplants and was stuck by how nice they all looked. So it’s my kitchen counter with all the green lovelies, inspired by the profusion of green I went click, click….click. Sharing a few photographs with you.
My green cutting board is a prop in this instance…..:)
My vintage bus salt and pepper shaker can’t divert your attention from these lovely succulents I am sure!!
Plants uplift your space like nothing else will.
Invest in a few interesting planters and mix them with simple budget high street finds and you will have a collection to be proud of without breaking the bank….
I don’t normally put all my plants on the kitchen counter…..only when I water them….:)
Starting with one/two succulents is the best way to begin.
A background change…..:)
A few other photographs I have taken randomly.
My kitchen counter never looked so good….
Yellow with the greens…..
Different textures, shapes and sizes…..
Do you have a collection of houseplants ? Do you have a favourite ?
It’s Valentine’s day tomorrow. Any plans and romantic gateways planned? What about gifts? If you are still wondering what to get, here are some great last minute gift ideas for inspiration.
Designer Marta Turowska’s hand painted opera trinket boxes will make a great gift for the ceramic lover and its at a great price too…£18 each http://www.anthropologie.eu
The brass ‘LOVE’ letters to tell them how you feel. Will look great sitting upright in a book shelf. £24 http://www.westelm.co.uk
I just could not resist adding this cute heart cushion from H and M to the list and at an unbelievable price too!! £3.99 http://www.hm.com
The common ivy, Hedera helix is an all-rounder in the plant world. It provides excellent ground cover, thrives very well in shade, it cleans your air and can withstand really harsh climatic conditions. It is also widely used for decorative purposes and as fillers in floral arrangements. Some images to inspire you to get one of these easy to look after plants into your own homes.
The common ivy is so easy to grow, their leaves are glossy and pretty and it will definitely liven up any corner of your home. The ivy in an antique bottle.
It is a hardy plant and does not need much looking after.
It looks great in combination with other plants.
See how well the ivy sits in this open shelving unit…..it breathes life into it!! dustjacket-attic.com
Instead of a vase of flowers, try using a pot of ivy as a centre piece. it works very well.