It is one year ago that we featured the first plant shelfie on Urban Jungle Bloggers. It was one of those super successful monthly topics and our green community has grown quite a bit ever since, so we thought this November would be perfect to revive the plant shelfie and get creative with our plants. I do not have too many shelves at home (and those that I have a packed with books and ceramics) so finding the perfect stage for this month’s plant shelfie seemed tricky – until I received my new bar cart / trolley funnily named ‘Donkey’ from the new Scandinavian furniture label Norrmade. Perfect ‘shelves’ for my plant shelfie 2015, don’t you agree?
November is a pretty moody month here in Germany so I decided to embrace the moody atmosphere and make it part of my plant shelfie styling. Moody, deep, velvety colours such as deep purples, dark greens, ochre, deep blues, smokey reds are set against the grey wall and the black bar cart. Additionally I opted for a brass table lamp, vintage ceramics, books and crystals. All things I really like and love. My plant shelfie was quickly thrown together and the pictures taken on a rare free weekend.
Plant wise I was focusing on my more colourful mates – the crazily growing Purple Heart plant (aka Tradescantia, I got a baby plant from Judith a while ago), a Peperomia caperata, some mini cacti, a few Monstera leaves and a sprig of my Oxalis plant. What I love about these plants are not just the colours, but also the fact that they are super low-maintenance. I mean that Purple Heart is growing without any effort – all I do is water it from time to time.
I am pretty happy that my ‘Donkey’ bar cart arrived in time for the plant shelfie post. Isn’t it just wonderful? I think it will become my new ‘styling playground’ – I have also added some beautiful vintage glasses that I got from my mother last weekend (see it here). I might add a few bottles to create a real bar cart feeling but for the time being I love my plant cart – oh, I mean my plant shelfie 2015!
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Photography by Igor Josifovic