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Urban Jungle Bloggers – Cosy and Green Bedroom

November 27, 2014

Well, how grey and dark have the last few days been? It was impossible to get any decent photography done. We bloggers know how to improvise, right?

Urban Jungle Bloggers is a monthly series, devised by Igor and Judith. The idea is to get some green into our homes, especially for us urban folks! Every month they invite bloggers to share ideas for creating an urban jungle through styling challenges, DIYs, green tips and tricks. Every month there is a different theme on the topic. You can follow and get more Urban Jungle Bloggers inspiration on Pinterest and on Facebook.

November’s theme is: ‘cosy & green bedroom’

Without further ado, let me show you snippets of my boudoir!

This here below is my side of the bed. I have always absolutely loved Kartell’s Componibili Circular Storage Unit which I use as a bedside table. To be honest, I’ve outgrown it and I’ve been looking for a new piece to replace it with little success. My bedroom is quite minimalist as the rest of the flat is rather bright and bold.

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Left: Kartell’s Componibili Circular Storage Unit | Jielde table lamp | Vintage Kimono bolster cushion | Fornasetti Gerusalemme fabric made into cushions and a large wall hanging.

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I only have room for small pots and plants on my night table. Succulents are never too far away. During summer months I like to have fresh flowers.

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I LOVE this handmade ceramic vessel which I filled with a spider plant.

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Detail of Fornasetti fabric wall hanging.

Urban Jungle Bloggers - cosy & green bedroom - Colourliving
Detail of Fornasetti fabric wall hanging.

There are actually 2 or 3 different colourways in this fabric. One is Gerusalemme by night. Here I’ve used some creative licence to imagine what this fabric would look like with these colours!



I found this little gem in a gorgeous little shop. I’m not going to reveal it just yet as I will blog about it soon. It’s not easy to find small and delicate porcelain hanging vases. I thought the air plant was perfect for it and is easy to care for.

Ceramic hanging vase with air plant.


The hanging vase lives in the living room, hanging from a velux window. Sometimes I bring it into the bedroom and hang it from my magazine rack as seen here. Allow me a little creative licence.

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I look forward to seeing everyone’s entries.

Have a great weekend and I see you back here next Thursday!

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  • Reply Beauty Follower November 27, 2014 at 9:35 am

    The wall tapisserie is really wonderful!

    • Reply tina December 7, 2014 at 3:45 pm

      Thank you so much. Yes, am rather very fond of it!

  • Reply Igor November 27, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Ah it is so good to know that we are not the only ones suffering of literally no decent daylight for photography. I had a real hard time shooting my bedroom pics!

    Your boudoir is so you – I love that your home reflects your personality! The Fornasetti pattern has your name all over it and how cute is the air plant in the hanging planter – we have almost the same:-) Thank you again for joining us this month, Tina!

    • Reply tina December 7, 2014 at 3:47 pm

      Haha, I think you and Judith rather over exaggerated. Your photos look really good.

      Thank you my friend. My boudoir is not big but very comfortable and me:-))
      Love that we both have a hanging vase with an air plant…

  • Reply Judith November 27, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I love that first image with the giant wall hanging and matching cushions (without a repetitive pattern!!!) and the Jieldé, it’s very Colourliving! Like you (and I think all Urban Jungle Bloggers!) I struggled to shoot decent pictures with these super short and dark days, but you did very well 😉 The little porcelain airplant hanger is very nice, is it handmade? I totally imagine you walking through your home with it and giving it a nice new spot. Thank you for playing along again, Tina!

    • Reply tina December 7, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Ha. You know I remember when I got the fabric sewn together. I was very specific where I wanted a repeat. It’s done in such a way that you can’t even see where it’s stitched together and it’s hard to see a repeat pattern:-))

      Oh, my bedroom for those 2 days was like pitch dark, although I have quite a big window in it..

      Yes, the porcelain hanging vase is hand made so is the one on my night table.
      Right now, the hanging plant is back in the living area:-)

  • Reply elena +deco November 28, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Hello, we have much more sun in Rome I suppose but still I struggle to take decent indoor pictures sometimes. I love the Fornasetti Gerusalemme fabric and I am lookin forward for the post about the shop that sell ceramic hanging vases because I am redecorating a bar up in Rome with high bricks vaults and I want to hang some plants from the ceiling.
    Have a nice day, thank you for sharing your photos!

    • Reply tina December 7, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Hi Elena, how are you?

      Oh, I’m sure you have more sun in Rome. I also LOVE the Fornasetti fabric and have always wanted it.
      Hope you like the shop Botany I’ve featured on my blog. The only problem is that they’re not selling online yet.
      Scheduled for March.

      Thank you for stopping by.

  • Reply Shona November 28, 2014 at 6:17 pm

    Wonderful photography as always. Love the Jerusalem wall hanging and cushions. Hope you get time to relax in your boudoir.

    • Reply tina December 7, 2014 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you. Ha. yes, love relaxing in my boudoir…

  • Reply Mel November 29, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Oh lovely to see a little more of your home:) I love that ceramic hanging planter – I need to get something for my little airplant that I’ve had for almost a year and just drifts around the home.. We have the same bedside table albeit mine is white! Happy weekend Tina. Hope you see some sunshine. Mel xx

    • Reply tina December 7, 2014 at 3:53 pm

      Oh, where do you keep your airplant? Do you water it once a week. I bought it because very little else fitted in the hanging vase. But I really like the combo.

      Aha, another Kartell fan. I started off with a white one, now that one moved to the bathroom when I wanted a black one. have you seen the copper one?
      Nearly 3x the price. Thanks Mel xx

  • Reply Catherine@farmhousehome December 1, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Your bedroom looks lovely and I love the fornasetti wall hanging and cushions. The ceramic hanging vase is gorgeous and great that it can be moved around from room to room for your enjoyment. xx

    • Reply tina December 7, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      I’m often playing around with the idea of changing things up in the bedroom. Part of me would like a wall gallery with lots and lots of prints
      and artworks. Then, another part doesn’t want to get rid of the Fornasetti fabric…. dilemmas! Hope you’re moving soon xx

  • Reply Alison Sye December 2, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Just love that print Tina, like what you did to it too. Of course the cushion is exquisite. Just realised I haven’t mentioned the plants!
    A x

    • Reply tina December 7, 2014 at 3:56 pm

      Hahaha, not to worry. It’s easy to get distracted by Fornasetti x

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey December 3, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    I love that you say “my bedroom is quite minimalist” 😉 That I guess is minimalist for you 🙂 And I love your Fornasetti wall hanging (which I believe I’ve said before).

    Now I’d worry about knocking those plants flying with dirt everywhere! 😉


    • Reply tina December 7, 2014 at 3:57 pm

      Hahahaha, compared to the rest of the flat (and you’ve seen it) it is quite minimalist:-))

      Yes, you also probably mentioned it when you came here.
      I don’t tend to throw my arms or body around when I’m asleep. They’re doing fine xx

  • Reply botany colourliving December 4, 2014 at 8:17 am

    […] a perk up, a bit of green love or to prep for an #urbanjunglebloggers post! I promised in my last post that I will reveal where I bought my lovely handmade ceramic vessel and hanging vase […]

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