Urban Jungle Bloggers: Plants & Art

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urbanjunglebloggers, plants art, houseplants, art, home decor, indoor plants

Summer is officially over – sounds a bit sad but there is a good side effect to it: Urban Jungle Bloggers are back! And we are back with a very artsy topic – in September we want you to pair plants and art! Houseplants are a perfect complement for any home and combined with art they make a real visual statement. They also seem to be very complementary – sometimes the plants themselves seem pretty artsy, but combined with any kind of art their shape and colour can be further accentuated. And sometimes the art depicts plants and thus immortalizes them in our homes. Whatever option you choose, we can’t wait to see all your ‘Plants & Art’ interpretations!

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I had a hard time to focus on one styling and pick one piece of art and one plant. Instead I swapped plants and art pieces throughout the photo shooting in order to get an idea of the changing visual impact. Luckily I had an adequate selection of art pieces (not to mention plants) to accomplish this month’s topic, and here’s what I used:

urbanjunglebloggers, plants art, houseplants, art, home decor, indoor plants

urbanjunglebloggers, plants art, houseplants, art, home decor, indoor plants

urbanjunglebloggers, plants art, houseplants, art, home decor, indoor plants

First comes my latest botanical art addition: The wonderful art print of a Sansevieria plant from My Deer Art Shop. I love the light watercolour look of the botanical poster and the addition of the precise botanical name of the plant plus the addition ‘Urban Botanic’. My Deer Art Shop offers a fine selection of limited edition botanical art and you have the chance to win one poster for yourself – but more about the giveaway later.

urbanjunglebloggers, plants art, houseplants, art, home decor, indoor plants

urbanjunglebloggers, plants art, houseplants, art, home decor, indoor plants

Then I paired my cute illustration of a greenhouse scene from Dutch artist Lieke van der Vorst with a new macrame wall hanging from the Etsy shop Littlewildwolf. I like the various hues of ochre and dark blues combined with the purple and green shades of my Purple Heart plant. Afterwards I changed the setting just a little bit by swapping the art piece by adding a real watercolor painting by Miami based artist Danielle Romero of Flora + Form and a palm tree for the tropical vibe. It was hard to choose which one I liked more.

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Next was a watercolour poster of a Monstera plant by Munich based artist Andreas Hirsch. I like the leafy, juicy feeling of this poster – it adds an instant jungle vibe into the room and when plants are added it seems like the two-dimensional plant is brought to life by added three-dimensional, living plant siblings.

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Last but not least was the simple addition of a vintage portrait in contrast to the bicoloured leaves of a Calathea. Not a bad combination either!

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Let’s get back to the aforementioned giveaway: This month we have teamed up with the interiors community at{mine} for their monthly #StyleAtMine challenge and in collaboration with My Deer Art Shop you can win one of their botanical prints. All you have to do is the following:

Add your ‘Plants & Art’ picture to the Urban Jungle category on at{mine} (sign up if you haven’t done so far) and/or share your image on Instagram using the hashtags #StyleAtMine and #urbanjunglebloggers and tagging @atmine and @mydeernl in the photo caption. The giveaway is open worldwide and runs until September 30th, 2015. 

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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 Judith September 10, 2015 at 10:26

    Wow Igor! I love how you had so much fun pairing plants & art. You have quite a collection of botanical art… and plants 😉 And what happened to the purple heart plant? It exploded during the summer?! Just wonderful! Happy to be back for another season of UJB! Hurray!!!

    • Reply Igor September 10, 2015 at 10:34

      It is growing like crazy – she seems to be happy in her new habitat! Here’s to more plants & art!

  • Reply Claire September 10, 2015 at 12:08

    Everything looks so nice, like the pages from a magazine! I’m wondering, did the watercolour painting have an influence on your new blog colour scheme?

    • Reply Igor September 10, 2015 at 13:25

      Maybe or maybe it was vice versa:-) Who knows!

  • Reply Marij September 10, 2015 at 16:51

    Wow, I love this! Such beautiful colours in your home and great pieces of art combined with the plants! Your home is fabulous!

    • Reply Igor September 10, 2015 at 23:37

      Thank you very much Marij and I can return the compliment regarding your beautiful home!

  • Reply Jeska September 10, 2015 at 21:38

    I have severe weaving envy, lovely collection of plants and art! and super sad I didn’t have time to get my post ready this month x

    see you soon! 🙂

    • Reply Igor September 10, 2015 at 23:38

      Thank you Jeska and I am really looking forward to meeting you tomorrow!! But it is a bummer that you’re not joining UJB this month! I hope to see you back in October:-)

  • Reply stefania September 10, 2015 at 22:15

    Hi Igor, you are right about plants and art. Looking at your pictures makes me wanting to go back and take more pictures of my pieces around the house 😉 or swapping a little.
    Change is also good. Sometimes i do it according to mood or season. Now that summer is at the end -for instance- it’s time to bring some of the plants back indoors and find new position for some of them.
    Time to try out new combinations, definitely!
    well done on yours 🙂

    • Reply Igor September 10, 2015 at 23:37

      Yes, have fun pairing your plants to other items in your home. It is quite fun and I do it from time to time to change the look of things. Thanks for your lovely compliment!

  • Reply Alessandra September 11, 2015 at 01:43

    What a post!!!! You created so many inspiring situations!!! Also, congrats on the new look of the blog, it is so fresh, I really like it!

    • Reply Igor September 14, 2015 at 14:18

      Thank you Alessandra!

  • Reply Hollie @MiaFleur September 11, 2015 at 11:08

    Beautiful styling as always, Igor! We really enjoyed this months theme, glad to be back 🙂

    • Reply Igor September 14, 2015 at 14:19

      Thank you Hollie and happy to see you are back with UJB too!!

  • Reply design elements September 11, 2015 at 15:19

    love love love… every piece, every little corner looks authentic and effortlessly beautiful

    super, Igor

    liebe Grüße

    Maria

    • Reply Igor September 14, 2015 at 14:19

      Vielen Dank Maria!!!

  • Reply By Marloes Thuis September 12, 2015 at 08:32

    Hi Igor, what a fun theme for the September Urban Jungle Bloggers! I love green and I love art, this is a perfect duo! I love your styling of your plants with the art print of a sansevieria plant from My Deer Art Shop! Sansevieria is one of my favorite 🙂 I Find Your vintage portrait great in contrast to the bicoloured leaves of a Calathea! Well done Igor! Many greetings from the Netherlands, Marloes XxX

    • Reply Igor September 14, 2015 at 14:20

      Thank you Marloes!! We were pretty sure that our plant loving community loves art too so this seems to be a great match after all!

  • Reply Katie Robbins September 14, 2015 at 11:51

    Hi Igor – love your art and plants side by side. This was such a great topic as I am seeing more plant-based art as a new trend too. Love your styling! x

    • Reply Igor September 14, 2015 at 14:18

      Thank you so much Katie!! And yes, I think it is pretty amazing how much plant/botanical art is right now on the market!

  • Reply Yvonne September 14, 2015 at 19:36

    Love your choice of colours! Happy that UJB is back 🙂 I’m very late looking at all the blogposts, they look fab so far though!

    • Reply Igor September 15, 2015 at 23:50

      Thank you Yvonne!! Happy you like my choices:-) And I hope you’ll join in!

  • Reply Dörthe von ars textura September 14, 2015 at 23:26

    Wow these pictures are beautyful! I really love the plant prints on the wall with the same print infront of it! <3

    • Reply Igor September 15, 2015 at 23:50

      Thank you Dörthe!

  • Reply Denise September 15, 2015 at 22:37

    Ich liebe Kunst und (mittlerweile) auch sehr sehr die Hauspflanzen. Deine Bilder sind immer super inspirierend! Was bin ich froh, dass die Sommerpause vorbei ist 🙂
    herzliche Grüße und herzlichen Dank für die schönen Inspirationen mit diesem Blogpost
    Denise

    • Reply Igor September 15, 2015 at 23:51

      Oh vielen Dank Denise! Das freut mich riesig!

  • Reply HELLO MiME! September 18, 2015 at 11:48

    Hi Igor, I am also in love with the prints from the Deer art shop! They are all wonderful and look so great on your grey colored walls with all these beautiful plants. By the way: Grey is a great color for walls. Like it! 😉
    Have a nice day… Michaela

  • Reply Jans Schwester September 18, 2015 at 22:06

    Oh was für großartige Bilder!!
    Ich bin faziniert von all den schönen Pflanze und Kunstwerken, die Du hier so wunderschön in Szene gesetzt hat.
    Bei dem gewebtem Wandbild und dem Vintage Bild der schönen Dame mit Perlenkette schlug mein Herz gleich noch ein wenig höher…
    Danke für die wunderbaren Ideen,. die man über UJB teilen und bekommen kann!
    Viele liebe Grüße,
    Kerstin

  • Reply Rach @ Little Lands October 27, 2015 at 07:43

    Divine, Sublime, love it! Again, so glad to have found you!

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