Urban Jungle Bloggers: My Plant Shelfie

23 October 2014 20


Now how smart am I to suggest the topic ‘My Plant Shelfie’ for the October edition of Urban Jungle Bloggers without really good shelves at home to style up? Well, let’s say it was a kind of challenge! My only bookshelves are tucked in a corner of my living room with a minimum of daylight and the are deep and a bit crooked (but I plan to buy a new bookshelf soon) – perfect for a styling, right? Anyway, at Urban Jungle Bloggers it is all about fun with greens and we do not imply any rules, so let’s roll it with my plant shelfie!

Adding a plant or two on a shelf is a good idea, no it’s an excellent idea! Whether it’s a  prickly cactus, fleshy succulents or sculptural hanging plants – play around and see the magic unfold before your eyes. Since my shelf is a bit compact I’ve decided to dedicate a full shelf only for some decorative items and stuff all books on the other shelf. My current mood is very earthy, balanced, vintage. I chose my paddle plant and a cactus to add the green factor. I paired the plants with some vintage ceramics in earthy tones, a wooden candleholder and a few stones I’d collected during my visit to the volcano Vesuvius in Italy. 

The plant pots match the colour scheme too – the cactus is planted in a vintage terracotta pot and the paddle plant in a brass pot for a dash of bling. I feel that the plants perfectly match the vintage and earthy theme and it absolutely resonates with my current mood. In order to put ‘my plant shelfie’ into a better light, I have placed it on my sideboard too – the light is better and it is easier to take pictures of it – so please excuse my little trick!

But enough with my plant shelfie, now I am off to discover your plant shelfies as this edition is a special one – we will pick five winners with the best ‘plant shelfies’ and they will receive a little something from us! Join in if you haven’t already – you’ve got almost an entire month to join the fun (until November 15th). We are looking forward to your plant shelfies!

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!

Photography by Igor Josifovic


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  • Reply Lallabel 23 October 2014 at 08:13

    I really love this composition with all his natural colors, materials and textures!

  • Reply Judith 23 October 2014 at 08:40

    Ha! I think we’re not alone in our quest for new pretty shelves (with good light!). Really enjoy your colorscheme, is very earthy, balanced and vintage indeed. And without any blue! Also love how your plywood clock makes a little appearance 😉 Yayy for more plantshelfies!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 October 2014 at 16:05

      Yes! And I have already set my eye on a nice shelving unit for my home. I just need to order it finally and then nothing will hold me back from going nuts with styling:-)

  • Reply tina @ colourliving 23 October 2014 at 08:59

    Very earthy, masculine and dare I say ‘sophisticated’. Very nice indeed.
    Who cares about size or rules. You know me, I break them every single time. It’s about having fun and surrounding ourselves with green delights:-)
    Good Luck to everyone and thank you for a great October theme.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 October 2014 at 16:04

      Thank you Tina! I really stepped away from colour this time as I was inspired by all the vintage pottery I have at home so I wanted to create an earthy vignette. Glad you appreciate this, Ms. Colour:-)

  • Reply Heather 23 October 2014 at 14:19

    Looks brilliant – I love all the textures. Can’t wait to see what everyone else comes up with and I’ll definitely join in this month.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 23 October 2014 at 16:03

      Excellent Heather, please do as we are organizing a little #plantshelfie contest too! We will pick 5 winners after November 15th and they will get something nice from us:-)

  • Reply Wanesia 24 October 2014 at 09:09

    I love the autumn colors of these compositions

  • Reply Anni Pötit 24 October 2014 at 09:32

    Das ist ja eine tolle Sammlung! Besonders das kleine Schälchen mit der Kristallsammlung hat es mir angetan! Mein Planshelfie kommt auch noch – die frühe Dunkelheit macht mir das Fotografieren schon etwas schwer…
    LIebe Grüße

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 October 2014 at 11:57

      Danke Dir Anni! Ja die Dunkelheit ist für mich mittlerweile auch ein Problem! Das kleine Schälchen ist übrigens von Broste Copenhagen und ich hab’s bei tujuh.de gekauft ☺️👍

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 24 October 2014 at 11:58

      …und ich freu mich auf dein plant shelfie!

  • Reply Yvonne 25 October 2014 at 19:37

    Really like that brass planter, and I just love that tiny bowl with the little feet!

  • Reply dramaqueenatwork 26 October 2014 at 09:21

    Haha, überall die Suche nach Regalen :-))! Ich hab bei meiner Vitrine sogar die Tür ausgehängt, damit es bei Euch als Regal durchgeht ;-)! Phantastisch, Deine erdige Kombination! So beeindruckend immer wieder ,wie unterschiedlich Pflanzen aussehen, allein wenn sie schon in anderen Töpfen sind!
    Ganz liebe Grüße und danke für´s urbanjungeln

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 October 2014 at 13:13

      Ja, aber ich hab schon ein Auge auf ein bestimmtes Modell geworfen. Jetzt muss ich es halt nur noch bestellen:-) Und ja, der Blumentopf macht den Unterschied! Das stelle ich auch immer wieder fest!

  • Reply Helen Hung 26 October 2014 at 12:25

    Love the earthy tones. I’m trying to create my own collection of unique, interesting vases so I’m always so fascinated by other’s collections of certain items. This is great, fabulous shelfie Igor!

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 26 October 2014 at 13:13

      Thank you Helen and thanks so much for joining our Urban Jungle Bloggers fun! Here’s to more green blog posts!

  • Reply Julia / junifaden 27 October 2014 at 05:19

    ein bisschen verspätet hab ich’s jetzt endlich auch geschafft ein shelfie beizusteuern – ich fand das thema super aber musste dann doch erst auf eine gelegenheit bei tageslicht warten 😉 viele liebe grüße julia

  • Reply Unknown 9 November 2014 at 16:16

    Sehr hübsch! Woher ist denn der tolle Holz-Kerzenständer?

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