Urban Jungle Bloggers: Green Home Office

25 September 2014 1


Welcome back to our monthly blog series ‘Urban Jungle Bloggers’! After our short summer break it is time to kick off the new season with September’s edition that grasps this month’s vibe: the back to school and work issue. Plus we are very proud to launch our brand new Urban Jungle Bloggers website as of today! 

With chillier temperatures outside our agendas fill up quickly with new projects, courses, plans. That is when we return to our desks and home offices and kick in a new work season. To make the return easier and the work more fun, we thought adding some greens will do the trick!

Plants on the workplace are not only a decorative idea. They will enhance your work spirit and clear your head as they purify the air around you and enrich your work environment with fresh oxygen – a crucial factor to properly concentrate and work! Plus for me houseplants have a calming effect too. Looking at them makes me unwind and lower my stress level. Yet another advantage if placed in your home office for example!

Now it’s not a secret that my apartment is super tiny. Hence I have no dedicated home office or other kind of workspace. It is my dining table that turns into a mobile home office when needed. Like on the pictures shown here. It was actually right after I had cleaned up my desk after breakfast that I set it up as my little home office. 

In my mobile home office I have placed my Sansevieria Cylindrica or African Spear Plant and my Kalanchoe Thyrsiflora plant also known as Paddle Plant. To make them a happy threesome of green friends I have added a little dotted pot with Sempervivum or Liveforever. I like both of them as they remind me of foreign lands and adventures. I’ve also added a few Craspedia or Billy Buttons for a little injection of yellow on the desk. Well and my little Kay Bojesen monkey has to go into that space too as he adds the ultimate urban jungle vibe, doesn’t he?

Do you have a home office? And does it feature some houseplants? If so, why don’t you join us with a post about your green home office? And if you have no plants on your workspace, how about adding some green friends to boost your creativity and efficiency for your upcoming projects? In any case: Happy working and planting!

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series initiated by 2 bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blogand 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 and keep up-to-date on our website and Facebook page. Want to join? Use #urbanjunglebloggers 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!


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  • Reply stilzitat 25 September 2014 at 08:15

    Despite our late night conversation last night I was back to my home office real early – also with this lovely view: http://wp.me/p2VZlW-Vi

  • Reply Judith 25 September 2014 at 08:28

    Hahaha your Kaj Bojesen monkey (did you give him a name?) seems to love your jungle! Brilliant how you turned your small dining table into a temporary home office, in wait… what 3 minutes?! Also really like the wooden stationary cans with the green lid. And hurray for our first UJB website!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 September 2014 at 23:29

      OK let’s say it was like five minutes after breakfast:-) Happy UJB birthday & new website to us! So proud of us, Judith! (it is allowed in this case)

  • Reply jillianinitaly.com 25 September 2014 at 13:21

    Love this space and the selection of plants. The colorful rug and chairs are so gorgeous. And the monkey is just the best way to lighten the work-space mood.

  • Reply Becky - Pretty Dandy 25 September 2014 at 14:26

    Love the paddle plant, thanks for sharing the proper name too – now I can try to find one of my own!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 September 2014 at 23:28

      You are very welcome, Becky! It is also a very easy plant and demands low care!

  • Reply Anonymous 25 September 2014 at 18:31

    Where did you get that lovely book-holder from?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 September 2014 at 23:27

      It’s from a webshop called Finnish Design Shop!

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 25 September 2014 at 20:42

    Your place is gorgeous and size doesn’t always matter:-)

    It’s a happy place and with all the plants it’s an even happier place and then there’s the monkey……
    Happy first UJB Birthday my friend and congratulations on the website!

  • Reply Kevin | Thou Swell 26 September 2014 at 05:30

    Love this green space on your desk! And that brass planter caught my eye… I love its simplicity!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 September 2014 at 10:36

      Thank you Kevin! Yes, I love the brass planter too, it adds a dash of glam and bling to my workspace:-)

  • Reply Wanesia 26 September 2014 at 06:30

    I love new website – thank you for sharing.
    A beautiful workspace

  • Reply Amy @apidaecandles.de 26 September 2014 at 07:47

    Hi Igor,
    Glad to see you still have a little bit of the candle left. And that monkey makes me smile!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 September 2014 at 10:35

      Oh yes, I keep it because I like its look and I don’t want to use it all up:-) Have a great Friday, Amy!

  • Reply Anonymous 26 September 2014 at 08:29

    which brand is the shelf for the magazines from??

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 September 2014 at 10:34

      It’s from a webshop called Finnish Design Shop.

  • Reply Emmy Martin 26 September 2014 at 10:46

    The plants part is really good I really appreciate your work Igor. 🙂

  • Reply mel 27 September 2014 at 05:24

    I like how you transform your table into a desk and the fact that it’s a small table allows it to actually look like a proper work area. The monkey is very much at home amongst his green friends. A very cool set up Igor:) Mel x

  • Reply Vanessa 2 October 2014 at 16:41

    Where did you get your rug from? Thanks!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 October 2014 at 22:40

      Hi Vanessa, I bought it on eBay – just search for Turkish kilim rugs!

  • Reply Innah | DR720 Drum Unit 3 October 2014 at 04:36

    Creating a green home office is a great idea. I agree, it doesn’t only beautify space but it can also bring mind and body advantages. I would love to see how my usual setup of pc, printer and fax machine would look with some greens on the side. 🙂

  • Reply Timothy 3 December 2014 at 06:38

    I am also purchazing paddle plant for my room.

  • Reply Contessa Olibamoyo 23 February 2015 at 18:21

    Love the desk! Where’s it from?

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 February 2015 at 20:57

      It’s actually a normal dining table from Ikea:-)

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