The JungalowShabby-chic Style Entry, Los Angeles
The Jungalow is all about creative reuse, personalization, vivid colors, bold patterns and lots and lots of plants--Jungalow style is tropical and bohemian, very vintage and very cozy. Jungalow is about bringing the eclecticism of nature and the wild--indoors.
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4. Create a quirky plant display. Repurpose a flea market find into a creative plant display by sinking potted staghorn ferns into open drawers, allowing them to spill over the edges. Mix with other plants that thrive in a similar light exposure, such as delicate mistletoe cactus (Rhipsalis spp.) and trailing Swiss cheese plant (Monstera obliqua) for a wild indoor jungle look.
From the LibraryLike an old library card catalog, this repurpose job by the queen of the “Jungalow,” Justina Blakeney, brought in an element of surprise in the form of plants tucked into drawers. A textbook study in lively bohemian “Jungalow” style, it’s also an exhortation to see the design possibilities in even the most obscure thrift shop finds.
Plant a piece of furniture. Ready to get really creative? Pull out a drawer or three from an old cabinet or dresser, line the interiors with waterproof plastic, fill them with soil and pop in a few plants. This can be a wonderful way to give new life to an old piece that is too rundown to use for its intended purpose.
Tastemaker Justina Blakeney brought the outdoors inside with this pine apothecary chest. Found in a thrift shop in Los Angeles, the chest was repurposed in her "jungalow as a planter. It draws the eyes up to papier-mâché animal heads and is purposely placed by the window, exposing the plants to natural light. Tip: Don't be afraid to use apothecary chests creatively. Pull out drawers strategically to form a geometric, three-dimensional display.
Blogger Justina Blakeney displays her air plants in a surprising way: in a pine apothecary chest found in a thrift shop in Los Angeles.More:Air Plants for Wall or TreeThe Indoor Gardener: Crazy for Cacti