Friday, April 19, 2013

Decorate With A Song: Jungle Boogie!



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So many friends ask me where I get the inspiration for my colorful decor. I'll tell you my secret: I DECORATE WITH A SONG!

Please press play and read the rest of the entry while listening to this song :)



I was listening to this retro classic one morning, when my legs started dancing to the music. It was so cool, that I immediately asked myself: would it be possible for me to actually go to the jungle and feel the energy? Well, yes... but it's not gonna happen very soon! And with this long wait for the trees to come to life once again, I suddenly had an inspiration: I'm gonna make the jungle come to me!



Easier said than done? Don't think so! All it took was a trip to the balcony. I got my tropical plants together and put them on the floor: the coconut, the Sago palm and the umbrella tree. That's enough of a jungle corner in my little apartment, I guess! All that was needed was a funky chair, a comfy pillow, a favorite book on decorating by their side and it was done!



I love the way the colorful pillow stands out among the neutrals (and yes, I count green as a lovely neutral). I wasn't sure what kind of stool to add into the composition, maybe a retro Tam-tam stool to go with the retro song? But I finally went with the classic approach, bringing in the wooden stool, for a more organic feeling. Also, the natural color blends in with the plants. So there you have it, a jungle corner inspired by a song - enjoy the weekend!





  PS: You may want to read about my first decor inspired by a song here: The Mad Hatter home office was inspired by yet another silly song... it works like a charm ;)


38 comments:

  1. Nice idea to bring in the plants and create this cozy corner for yourself :) and.. purify the room at the same time! indoor plants magically purify the air around you.

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    1. Of course, the plants are very good for the air we breath :)

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  2. What a cute idea! I'll have to try it sometime.

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    1. Just gather up some plants on top of each other and you're done!

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  3. So my comment just totally disappeared as I was typing so if you get 2 sorry!
    I love the way live plants make a room come to life. I'm proud of your kitty for not eating your plants-my roughens destroy anything living or resembling living for that matter.

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    1. Thank you for the sweet comment, Elisa! To tell you the truth, my kitties are part of the reason why my plants usually reside on the balcony... they don't like the umbrella plant nor the sago plant, but they chew a little on the coconut leaves and they definitely devour the ferns :))))

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  4. How fun! I used to clean house to music. Never thought about decorating to it!

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    1. Music keeps me alive at all times, so it was kind of natural for me to use it as a deco inspiration!

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  5. it looks lovely! love all the plants grouped together and love your inspiration! i will have to remember that next time i am feeling stuck :) have a great weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Christine, you might try adding any big potted plants for a quick refresh of the room :)

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  6. Nice idea to bring in the plants Meeha looks lovely! love all the plants

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  7. I love this post!!!music,photos and your cat with that tiny black spot on the nose!

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    1. Grazie, Anna! I call this cat "the design cat" - although she is no special breed, she is quite a looker in the pictures and she loves to pose for the camera :)

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  8. You're so creative! You can re-decorate a corner of your home again and again, and always with a great outcome!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  9. Wow Meeha...I love this one...first pic looks like outta magazine. Love love house plants..

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    1. Thank you, I take this as a BIG compliment! I too love all the potted plants from your entry way so much :)

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my "jungle" corner, Zena!

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    1. Thank you, Ana, too bad I can't always have the house look like that! But when I'm rich I'll have a separate room just for the plants ;)

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  12. Love you bright and cheerful design. Thanks for stopping by. I'm following along to see what else inspires you.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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    1. Thank you so much for following, I'm following back with all my heart!

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  13. It's a great idea and what a perfect way to wake up with energy as I'm reading your blog over my morning tea!

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    1. Thank you, Magali, I thought that a little funky music is good for the spirit :)

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  14. Your home is so lovely! Not to mention the kitty! Have a great Sunday :)!

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    1. Thank you, Di, my kitty says "Meow, you're a darling!"

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  15. Love a good song with my reading!! And your jungle...so pretty!

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  16. ths s a super blog with all amazing stuff...cnt stop me 4rm checking in...love thm all...

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    1. Thank you so much for following, Nisha!

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  17. Oh It's gorgeous the way you decorated inspired by music! I love plants and the jungle effect, I always wanted to to in my home but I'm a bad mom for plants :(
    I enjoyed so much this post!

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    1. Thank you so much, Laura, this kind of arrangement doesn't last much in my little home but it got me dreaming of a porch or a plant room in a "real" house ;)

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  18. surprise! http://carpe-diem-anamb.blogspot.com/2013/04/liebster-blog-awards.html

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  19. Oh dear Michaela, you really made my feets and eyes dancing! So cool retro music. I can imagine how wonderful a jugle party you had when replaced your lovely plants! Thank you for the Music and wonderful inspiration!

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    1. A little boogie never hurt anyone, I hope you danced a little because that's good for the heart and for the soul!

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  20. Funny! :D I can imagine you dance around in a hula hula skirt! :) A beautiful and clean expression! The cat and the colorful pillow make the picture complete. :) I love all the great comments on your the textile vase post. :D

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    1. Ha ha, I dance in my home many times, and I listen to music almost every day! Because life is beautiful :)

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  21. This decor is perfect!! Looks straight out of some magazine. The plants are to die for. Lovely!!

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