November 17, 2014

Greens at home | Kalanchoë

Thinking of adding some shelves to my kitchen, I went to my local IKEA store the other day. I didn't find anything that came close to the idea I had in mind, and spent some time drinking coffees and wandering around looking at the different styled rooms. There are always some clever solutions and ideas that inspire me and I can use at my own home in some way.

At the kitchen department I bought one of the black boxes I had my eye on for some time. Originally a washing-up bowl, it looked to me like it would be a great and sturdy pot for some plants
. I'm not usually a fan of single plants in pots, and and I thought this big, and most of all, black, bowl would really add something to the small plants.

At IKEA I chose some Kalanchoë with deep green leaves from the 
collection of new in-and outdoor plants at the greens department. Not the first plant I would go for as most are really colourful, I picked out the white flowering plants as I loved the green and white in combination with the large black pot.

The small flowering plants are the Kalanchoë Calandiva and the larger one on the table Lucky Bells, a newly designed type with pale green flower clusters that resemble lanterns at the end of their stems.

The good thing is that they can be kept both indoors and outdoors, where they will flourish even more. If you like colour you should have a look 
here at where you will also find a new DIY idea for your plants.  

pictures ©Vosgesparis in cooperation with


Jeanette Renting said...

Hallo Desiree,
prachtige foto's weer.
Op de 1e foto hangen 2 pagina''s uit tijdschriften, denk ik?
De linker komt me zo bekend voor.
Kun je zeggen waar-ie in heeft gestaan?
Fijne dag gewenst, Jeanette.

vosgesparis said...

Thanks Jeanette De foto komt uit de Country style van augustus 2009! Al even in mijn knipsel verzameling dus!
groetjes ;)

Nelleke Langius said...

Mooi Desiree, de lucky bells staan ook bij mij. Ik koop 'm elk jaar zo'n gave plant!

Kati B ~ FurnishMyWay said...

Turned out great! I also rarely use Ikea products the way they are supposed to be used. Love how their simplicity in design leaves room for lots of creativity. :)

angie said...

danke für die tollen bilder und inspirationen!!! einen schönen dienstag wünscht angie aus deutschland