Recently I was thinking about why some people seem to constantly dislike their home and what they have at home. I am pretty sure there are like dozens of reasons, but one could be that people see their home as a static place, as an unchangeable constant that will only experience alteration if it is inevitable, think of broken furniture, worn out rugs, cracked frames. But a home should never be a constant in that term – it should rather be ever changing and evolving in the pace you change and evolve as a personality.
The overall structure of my home is rather unchanged yet my home is in constant flux. There is always a bit her and a tad there changing. And this seems to do the trick for me – it keeps me going, keeps me thinking and rethinking my interiors and thus adapting my personal surroundings to my current state of mind, to my likes, interests, passions. It feels in sync with my personality and thus it makes me feel content and happy.
The latest changes and additions I made concerned my coffee table situation, the liberation of music and – yes – my plant situation. I have had a set of two Ikea nesting tables for quite a while but due to the limited size of my living room I got a bit tired of maneuvering around them and constantly bumping my leg. The alternative had to be simple, airy, stylish and ideal for my interior style. The new solution is a wonderful mid-century design from 1965 by Danish designer Finn Juhl: the Tray Table. This coffee table comes in a variety of finishings but I opted for the teak version as it perfectly matches my recently bought teak bureau (also a mid-century piece from Denmark).
The other addition is a simple but decorative bowl inspired by the timeless beauty of mid-century design: the Case Study Table Top Bowl with a wooden stand by Modernica. Now this bowl can serve for many things – it could definitely be a stylish fruit bowl on your dining table but in the home of a real Urban Jungle Bloggers person it serves as a planter – for my large Tillandisa xerographica (airplant).
And last but not lease I have liberated my music from my MacBook and iPhone thanks to the Bluebeat GSB 500 Bluetooth speaker from Grundig. You know that my apartment is pretty small so such a compact Bluetooth speaker is ideal for me – I simply stream my music mostly from my iPhone and enjoy it everywhere. I’ve placed it in my hallway so that the sound reaches all premises – the living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. Yes, I dance throughout my 32 m2. Plus I like the very reduced and sleek design of the speaker – it perfectly blends into the apartment without being too visible or disturbing.
Sometimes it is just a small thing you need to adjust, change or remove and suddenly your home feels again in tune with you. Why not give it a try?
Photography by Igor Josifovic