Urban Jungle Bloggers: Create Green Spaces

3 September 2013 0


The expression green with envy must have been invented after someone had spotted a green garden and turned all envious for not having one himself. Other than that I could not understand the concept of this expression. Now since envy is not something we would like to grow in the bloggersphere, we – that is my fellow Urban Jungle Bloggers Judith, Jocelyn, and I – have decided to inspire you once a month to create your very own green urban space. A little green nook in your downtown apartment, a lush green balcony or a tiny city garden – you name it! Urban dwelling and green living have never been so close as today.

With today’s post we would like to kick-off our green blogger mission by sharing our own green spaces. All three of us live in three different countries and in three different places location-, style-, and size-wise. All three posts are here to show you that it doesn’t  take much space, time or effort to grow a green oasis in your home.

My own green corner is tiny as is my rooftop apartment. But trust me, even 32 square meters are sufficient for a little urban garden. If you happen to live in a rooftop apartment too, I suggest you focus on cacti and succulents and other somewhat resistant greenies as it tends to get pretty hot up here in summer. I have a small assortment of green buddies including two cacti, an aloe vera plant, a money tree, a Chines money plant, a monstera, a palm tree, hanging rosemary, and a Sansevieria cylindrica or African Spear. Oh, and a blooming orchid in my bedroom. All easy to care for and all very sculptural and decorative! Not to mention healthy for my indoor climate.

How about you? Do you have any green plants in your home? What’s your stance on botanicals indoors? Join our urban jungle bloggers fun and become one of us. Cherish nature in your home and make your happy living a healthy one, too!

Happy green blogging!

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series by 3 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog), Jocelyn (The Little Room of Style) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month we share ideas to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks. You can find additional inspiration on our Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board. Want to join? Use #urbanjungle on Twitter and Instagram. Or let us know and we’ll share the badge and upcoming topics with you. Let’s bring some green into your homes and blogs!

Photography by Igor Josifovic


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  • Reply tina @ colourliving 3 September 2013 at 09:54

    Fantastic collaboration. Love all 3 of you.

    I’m not a fan of indoor plants, just flowers but love greens on my terrace.

    Love the hanging rosemary:-))

  • Reply woszumessn 3 September 2013 at 09:56

    I like the cute flower pot with the lovely face and the rosemary hair:D Me wanna have one too!

  • Reply Ilaria 3 September 2013 at 10:00

    I love your indoor plant Igor, and your hanging rosemary is so cute πŸ™‚ I love indoor plants, I have them everywhere and now that the climate is hotter and the apartment is bigger, I feel like plants will have their place at home more than ever! I will keep on following this new series. You had a great idea πŸ™‚ Have a lovely green day xx

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 3 September 2013 at 10:30

      Ilaria, thank you so much! The group is open to everyone! Will drop you an email with info.

  • Reply Emelie 3 September 2013 at 10:07

    I love the idea of urban jungle bloggers! It’s gonna be a great blog serie! Of course I would love to join in as well, pls let me know the upcoming topics and dates πŸ™‚
    ps. looks like baby-plant is having a really good time at your place, and made some friends πŸ˜‰

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 3 September 2013 at 10:32

      Thank you Emelie! We will drop you an email to join our blog series! So happy you like it. And the cute baby plant has a big loving family here in my happy home:-)

  • Reply Femke Dekker - ter Meulen 3 September 2013 at 10:12

    I love it. The cactus is really hot, if you ask me and yes the hanging rosemary looks sooo cute! xx Femke

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey 3 September 2013 at 13:00

    Igor, I love your plant family. They all seem so content and peaceful yet vibrant and thriving! Let’s get our green on! Jocelyn x

  • Reply caroline @trend-daily 3 September 2013 at 15:21

    Brilliant you 3-I love indoor plants-and this is so sonar to a little project I’m working on at the moment! It will be a brilliant series πŸ™‚

  • Reply Judith 3 September 2013 at 15:35

    I’m so glad we are spreading the love for greens, Igor! I still have a crush on your Atelier Stella planters, but the polkadots and basic Ikea Mandel’s are really nice as well. Your plants seem to thrive in your apartment, they look very happy πŸ˜‰ Can’t wait for our upcoming Urban Jungle adventures!

  • Reply Tim 3 September 2013 at 15:57

    beautiful idea and you are doing so well my friend! nothing green at my place ever survive … I am down to a cactus now … and will see how that goes. I did manage to knock it over a couple of times with soil spilled all over the place (not a good sight) … fingers crossed.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 3 September 2013 at 17:04

      Don’t you worry Tim – I managed to knock off a few of my plants too! Given the size of my apartment, it’s a constant threat. But everything survived, I think I was most devastated myself LOL

  • Reply Alecia 3 September 2013 at 16:11

    Great Idea Igor. Love it all! I have been trying to create my own little jungle in my apartment – I can’t wait to hear some more tips.

    -Alecia likesof.us

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 3 September 2013 at 17:05

      Glad you like it, Alecia! We will keep you entertained every month!

  • Reply gudy herder 3 September 2013 at 16:48

    Super collaboration with the trendiest topic right now! Love your pics, Igor. You are getting great styling skills, my friend!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 3 September 2013 at 17:02

      Don’t make me blush my dear!!! Can’t wait to see you again – somewhere on this planet:-)

  • Reply woszumessn 3 September 2013 at 17:01

    Iiigooor, where did you get the übercute flower pot with the face??

  • Reply Filipek 70 3 September 2013 at 18:09

    hello again ….plants and flowers…what life would be without them ??:))))) must show you my cacti …it is one and only !!!! greetings …aha and the idea is worth to spread :))))))))

  • Reply glomerylane 4 September 2013 at 05:42

    Igor, I love that topic! And, of course, your plant collection πŸ™‚
    ♥ Inga

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 4 September 2013 at 07:06

      Thank you Inga! Means a lot coming from an expert like you!!

  • Reply Beauty Follower 4 September 2013 at 07:05

    Lovely green corner!


  • Reply Elodie (madame love) 4 September 2013 at 07:27

    Hello Igor,
    I am in love with the blog series! It is so great seeing 3 of my friends working together!

  • Reply Chi Feasey 5 September 2013 at 19:39

    What a fab idea and your green space is just adorable!!! πŸ˜€
    I love your polka dotted pots, too.

    You may not have that much space but you’ve achieved great things with it. Bravo!

  • Reply Holly 10 September 2013 at 21:12

    Such a good idea you guys! And bravo on your photos, they’re beautiful!!!


  • Reply John Decker 6 December 2013 at 20:05

    This is a great article with some good space saving tips. I find it very hard to decorate around a TV’s and I think that is why a lot of people are hanging them on the wall now. I know having a big TV that sits on a stand can take up a lot of space. I had this problem with different screens in my office. I have one big monitor for my computer and another one I do side work on. However, the big monitor was taking up so much space near my desk. I decided to get a monitor arm because they allow you to place them on a wall above important much need space. You can also move them where you want.

  • Reply Jenny E Santo 13 December 2013 at 14:49

    Hi Igor. Loved this post, it really has inspired me, the pots are so cute too!
    I’ve been dreadful with my two lovely house plants but will resuscitate them and add a couple of cactus.

  • Reply Victoria Wright 20 March 2014 at 02:56

    These are amazing !! I have just been looking into planters for succulents and there are so many cute mini planters i have seen swell as beautiful terrariums !!! You have definitely inspired me to get creating and planting this weekend !! I will have my own urban jungle soon !

    Thanks so much
    Victoria @ Alf & Emilio


  • Reply The Pippa and Ike Show 20 March 2014 at 10:10

    I love plants, indoor and outside. We even started stocking US company Chive in the shop, who do beautiful simple vases, plant pots and terrariums.
    We have plants in our bathroom, kids bedrooms and we are even creating a courtyard with glass roof (Moroccan style) for them πŸ™‚ Will send some pics over when it’s finished.
    Love your blog and the urban jungle bloggers idea is great and inspiring, thank you!

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