This is the first time I’ve joined in with Igor’s (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith’s (JOELIX.com) Urban Jungle Bloggers series. Urban Jungle Bloggers is all about living with plants – in your home, in other interiors and in public spaces. Their aim is to highlight the beauty and benefits of houseplants and other greeneries in urban spaces. It’s also about creating a green community of like-minded individuals and bloggers to share ways of making our lives greener.
This month’s theme was coffee and plants: that precious moment of joy and pleasure when you sit down, either mid-morning or at the end of the day, take time to relax and unwind, usually with a warming drink in hand (that ah tetley’s moment!). I’m both a tea and a coffee drinker, I would be lost without my espresso in the morning, but also like a weak, smoky Earl Grey in the afternoon too. At first coffee and plants may sound like an odd coupling, but certainly in my house, where you lay a cup down, there’s sure to be a plant there too. It may sound like a cliche, but for me, plants make a house feel like a home, there’s something very relaxing about their presence, whether it’s the constant presence of a spiky succulent or a fragrant bunch of daffodils. And when you put the two together, it’s makes for the most calming of ‘petit pauses’ (as the French say). With that in mind, here’s what it looks like to have a coffee in my house: the sun streaming in (most days), a clean, white surface, and some vintage teacups to reference the greens of the plants around. And breathe…
Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series started by two bloggers: Igor (Happy Interior Blog) and Judith (JOELIX.com). Every month they share ideas on how to create an urban jungle through styling ideas, DIYs and green tips & tricks.
You can find additional inspiration on their Urban Jungle Bloggers Pinterest board and keep up-to-date on their website and Facebook page. If you want to join in just use #urbanjunglebloggers on Twitter and Instagram.