Black, white and green

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When it comes to black and white interiors plants are a must. We need them to soften the minimal and contemporary look.

There are many ways to bring plants into our space. Consider them as a creative layer that is equally as important as the other accessories in the room. We can use plants to define a space, to fill in a boring area, to create an accent or a focal point. They will not only bring life into our home, but will also add some colour and texture.

Sometimes we hesitate to buy plants, worrying that they will not keep us company for a very long time. I am sure most of us had to say good bye to a few by now… But usually it is enough to cut a few stems from an easy to maintain plant, put them in small vases and spread them all over our home. Or placed them all together as one focal point. I also love branches and once in a while I like to bring them indoor. I think a single branch in a vase looks very sculptural and sometimes I prefer that.

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Below a few more pictures from my home where I used a small green accent throughout the otherwise strict, black and white decor.

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7 thoughts on “Black, white and green”

  1. I admire your sense for styling so much..actually I can say more and more. And your wide range of posters is stunning..the one with the afro-american woman is my favourite..looks sooo calm and peaceful. Everything works together very well..perfection?? I am the one with no healthy plant in our home. Everytime I bring it home, it looks amazing..after a few weeks it shouts for help. MEA CULPA MAXIMA!!!

    1. Thank you, Klara!
      This poster is one of my favourite too. It’s so calming, but powerful at the same time. I know what you mean with the plants. I am not so good at them either, but I am trying to keep them alive as long as I can.
      And I just so you know, I am so grateful for all your support here and on IG! It means a lot to me!

      Natalia xx

  2. Wonderful post Natalie! I totally agree with your styling tip. It’s amazing how fresh the color green can lovely up a black&white styled home. BTW, those blooms under that poster with the mirror are beautiful (I’m thinking meadow) and I love how you’ve allowed the soil to be exposed through glass. I have one of my orchids living in glass and it’s done very well in the 5 months since I bought it! This is coming from someone whose plants wither away so easily! Which makes branches from trees my preferred way to keep the green in my home.

    1. Thank you Jeni,
      So nice to read your comments.
      I always feel there is something missing if I don’t have a little plant in a pot or in a vase, to soften the view.
      The blooms that you liked in my pic are spring flowers and I just planted a few bunches in the same glass pot. Now they are gone, but I am sure I’ll have them again next spring. they were really pretty.
      Good luck with your orchid, well done so far!

      Natalia xx

  3. Love your blog, Natalia! Those natural, green accents look absolutely wonderful.
    By the way, I can totally relate to the fear of accidentally killing plants… We once had a red hibiscus called ‘Herbert’ (no kidding) that had been a companion for about seven years, and I was genuinely heartbroken when we had to say goodbye.

    1. Thank you so much Stephanie!
      It means a lot to me seeing you here.
      Sorry to hear about your little tree, after so many years you develop some kind of attachment. It happened to me so many times…They were OK for a long time and suddenly they just gave up on me…
      On a more positive note, a new post you might be interested in will be up soon…very soon!

      Natalia xx

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