Okay, if you’re not on Instagram you probably won’t know what on earth I’m talking about when I mention jungalow style, so I’ll explain. One of my favourite websites, The Jungalow, is home to the gorgeous Justina Blakeney, a designer who lives in LA at her heavenly, stylish home, The Jungalow. Justina’s designs are full of bright colours and beautiful patterns, and The Jungalow is a mine of fabulous inspiration: quirky hand made pieces, loads of plants, colour and lush prints. I adore everything about Justina’s ‘new Bohemian’ Jungalow style, and although Bedfordshire’s a pretty long way from LA, there’s no reason why we shouldn’t all bring a little bit of jungaliciousness (that’s a word, right?) into our lives, is there? With The Jungalow as my inspiration, I set out on a mission to find a few bright accessories to give our kitchen a bit of a spring update.
One of the biggest interiors trends this year is print – especially florals and botanicals. I found these gorgeous print cushions in HomeSense – I love the slightly craftsy pattern:
Strong colours, terracotta and metallics are all huge this year. Terracotta is great for injecting warmth and texture into a colour scheme, and there’s more texture here with these lovely baskets (cushion and baskets: HomeSense):
Plants inject life into any room scheme, purifying the air we breathe. My favourite Mother-in-Law’s Tongue, Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’ (below left) has been proven to be particularly effective at filtering pollutants like formaldehyde from the atmosphere.
Another beauty, this Weeping Fig, is also great for air filtration. They’re known to be a bit temperamental, but I haven’t killed this one yet – I’ll keep you informed (planter: HomeSense).
I told you recently about my love for succulents, but if you really don’t feel you can commit to living plants, there are some really fabulous faux ones about. Check out this huge faux plant – again from HomeSense:
I love this large palm too, although I didn’t think it was quite so real-looking when you got up close, so best for perking up a forgotten corner:
Succulents are perfect for faux plants as they look strangely plasticky anyway. All these were fake and, honestly, you really couldn’t tell the difference:
I picked up this little one for a few quid, and the tiny imposter blends in perfectly with all my real succulents:
My favourite one, though, was this gorgeous beast. Last time I popped in they had more of these, each with just slightly different leaf arrangement. I love it so much I’m going back to pick up another, it’s just so real-looking, even up close!
Just heavenly. If you’re not following The Jungalow on Instagram, then you really should be! Who else inspires you? I need some fab new Instagram accounts to follow.