Whether you prefer a monochromatic space, colorful interiors, ethnic accents or a modern home - plants perfectly fit into every style and inject the fresh vibe of nature into your home.
But I need to admit one thing: Styling was pretty challenging for me this month. I was very often traveling and the rest of the time working in the office. The result was that I lacked time and natural light for my self-inflicted task. However, there was one single Sunday that gave me the opportunity to play around with my plants. And today you can see the result.
First challenge was to pick one of my house plants. After some pondering and trying, I've opted for my Sansevieria Cylindrica also known as Cylindrical Snake Plant or African Spear, a succulent plant native to Angola. I picked it for its sculptural look as I felt it might be the ideal shape to style around with a few props I found at home.
As for the three stylings I felt a bit desperate at the beginning - after so many design fairs in January I felt overexposed to stylings but I had to get a grip of myself, right? I looked around on my shelves, in my drawers, under my sideboards and I rounded-up a few props that I felt could work for my task. Now it was time to decide what goes with what and what's the theme? Here come my three plant stylings:
Styling 1: The Playful Gentleman
This styling was inspired by geometrical shapes and a very reduced colour scheme. I chose a black, cubic plant pot and kept the vignette rather clean and simple. A black and white portrait adds visual impact and the watch in the front implies that the playful gentleman has just arrived at home. This vignette has a playful yet adult look-and-feel with a slight Scandinavian touch.
Styling 2: The Savvy Traveler
Inspired by my busy period earlier this year, I wanted to visualize my love for traveling with this styling. The colour scheme is rather calm too with blue-grey nuances but it gets a more vibrant touch through the use of a natural clay plant pot. The book refers to the yummy food I discover on my trips, the illustration shows the streets of a foreign city, the little packed box symbolizes my luggage and the seal recalls border crossings. All this is topped with a candle saying 'Love' - cause after all I love traveling.
Styling 3: The Paris City Boy
Yup, that's me too - almost. Paris has become my second home and this styling is dedicated to my Paris life. A more colorful vignette with fresh greens and yellows, music for the ears, my favorite books in a treasury glass box and a candle for the cosiness in a Paris rooftop apartment - young and urban.
Now I am wondering: What do you think of my three plant stylings? And even more interesting: which one is your favorite? Please let me know in the comment section!
And thanks to all bloggers who participated this month in our Urban Jungle Bloggers series!
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Photography by Igor Josifovic