Plant Life Balance

Gettin’ Green in 2019

You know what they say: New year, new plants. Here’s what we think will be green and keen this year.

Clearly, 2018 was a big year in Australia for all things green. The indoor plant revival continued strongly, bolstered by new converts in every city. It was a glorious year but 2019 brings a lot of potential, especially considering the UN recently announced that 2020 will be the International Year of the Plant Health!! Let’s get into it…

  1. Indoor plants continue to rock it

With the health and wellbeing benefits of plants being firmly touted in many lifestyle publications and platforms (we don’t want to say we told you so but…), indoor babies will continue to be adored. Ferns are back and all you renters out there with cool, South-facing apartments/courtyards/bedrooms will love every second of it. Ferns also suit both coastal, tropical and architectural settings. Fruit Salad plant, Cast Iron plant and Philodendrons of all kinds will also make your space perfect this year.

  1. Bigger is better

From courtyards to corners, bedrooms to garden beds, go big or go home! Big ferns, big monsteras, big philodendrons, big displays. The more green, the better – it’s calming, after all.

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Y’all sent me so many love-filled messages seeing my backyard reno extravaganza on my stories, that I thought I would FINALLY show you some styled nooks-and-crannies of my house. And how they came together. For me this photo is a lesson on becoming a conscious consumer as everything in this photo (except for one pot) is either second-hand or made by a Melbourne creative. For majority of my own decorating style, I prefer to use charity op-shops & market finds as there is some of the most incredible (honestly incredible) pieces out there. You’ll find that you are purchasing things that are 1/100 of the price, are completely unique in their own right and immediately you are doing a small (but useful) part for the environment, by buying product that has already been produced. Money is also a major focus, believe it or not. Becoming a business owner has made me more conscious of who receives the money at the other end of a transaction. Can I see the person who gets the cashola? If the money for these beauties can go to a local ceramicist starting a business or a charity op-shop that sends things to those in need, then the intention with my money sits right with me. So plant peeps, head out this weekend on a home decor hunt, and use that money with intention. I’m not saying never buy new things, just be conscious. You home can be a collection of the past souls who too have loved these things, omphhh! 😊🏺🖼♻️⭐️

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  1. Vertical gardens in the home

Vertical gardens aren’t new, but it does feel like we only see them on new developments, shopping malls and in design mags. But they’re actually not hard at all to put into tight spaces in your home and not expensive either. Vertical gardens are also perfect for apartment dwellers, renters or owners.

  1. Planting for wellbeing

Whether it’s filling your home with beautiful air-filtering ferns, or getting serious with a herb garden, people are realising that it’s quite easy to grow lots of things that make you feel great, taste great AND look great.

  1. Clarity

We read on some design blog that clarity was the look for 2019. We kinda dig this, but we think that what they really mean is that, when you look at your garden or your indoor green corner, you should be able to see the order in it and find that inner clarity.

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The ultimate home office setup via @ynno

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