Using plants in your home & DIY planter

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

I’m pleased to be a stop on the blogging book tour of Justina Blakeney’s newly released, The New Bohemians, a book about cool and collected homes for Bohemian living. I’ve been following Justina’s work for awhile now and am utter amazement of the things and quantity of work she produces. If you follow her on Instagram you’ll be familiar with the Face the Foliage series she started (it’s GORGEOUS!), or the patterns she paints, and the interiors she creates. Everything encapsulates her effortless “Jungalow” style.

Now, add to that author and interiors editor and you’ve got one gorgeous book. She’s categorized the book into different types of Bohemian living. I have a slight Boho edge to my style and could categorize myself into a few of them like the earthy or folksy or romantic Bohemian. What I love most about the Boho style is the inclusion of greenery and flowers in all shapes and forms. It brings so much life and energy into a space. Here are some of my favorite ways to incorporate greenery and flowers into a home:
The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

Even just one stem alone in a vase is gorgeous and elegant.

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

I’m becoming a bit potted plant obsessed , and these are beautiful accent marks, all in white.

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

This is Justina’s own home. I love love love the colored glass.

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

Add plants in unexpected places, like this cubby. They don’t always have to be in traditional pots!

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

Ah! The fiddle leaf fig. Everyone’s favorite. I’ve found them to be finnicky, but still a favorite of mine.

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

And if you can’t do fresh plants, try adding in dried flowers. Perfect for those with a black thumb 🙂 How much do you love this patterned wallpaper?! I’m in love!

So, I decided to follow suit and add more plants to my place as inspired by the book. Plants everywhere intermixed with Justina’s new book in this vignette:
The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeneynew bohemians justina blakeney tripod planter

Today, Justina is sharing a tutorial from her book, The New Bohemians. It’s the tripod planter DIY that is one part mid-century and one part boho. I’m going to make some of these for my new studio! See below for the full instructions.

Photos by Dabito

The New Bohemians by Justina Blakeney

Tripod planters are statement pieces that add a cool retro vibe to a room or patio. Succulents have shallow roots and store water in their leaves, so you can create a succulent planter from almost anything.

Click link below to see full tutorial!



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