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2/12/15Statement Leaves

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Here at the jungalow, the use of plants to liven up a space is paramount–but that doesn’t always mean that the plants have to be rooted in soil to have an amazing, freshening effect. Try using a large leaf in a glass vase to elicit the same result. It’s also a great trick to use while styling if you want the feel of plants without the fuss.

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Try any of the following leaves and fronds in your home to make a jungalicious, sculptural statement. Snip off the tip of the leaf at a diagonal every few days, and replace the water and you’ll discover that the leaf can last anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months.  I have some of these leaves in my backyard that I’ll snip off and use at home sometimes, but I also find them at the Downtown L.A. flower market.  Check your local flower market (often in the ‘tropicals’ section) to see if they have some statement leaves for your home!  What do you think? Would you ever consider decorating with a statement leaf instead of flowers?

Justina Blakeney Justina Blakeney

Designer, artist, stylist & mama. Founder and CCO at The Jungalow. Crazy for color, pattern and plants!

8 responses to “Statement Leaves”

  1. Jean Allsopp says:

    Love this post! I have a entire Pinterest board devoted to using Palms etc,
    Put a Palm in it! Check it out when you get a minute!

  2. wild nettle says:

    Large leaves look very impressive.

  3. Faith Frankel says:

    Dear (3rd?) cousin,
    Love these ideas, especially for the frozen northeast! But as an editor I must correct the word “illicit” – it should be “elicit” – to bring forth. “Illicit” means not legal.

  4. Marion says:

    Love plants and flowers in my home and love your work Justina. Your very inspiring. I’ve seen leaves in vases and thought about using them in my home but never executed the look. I’ll be trying this very soon. Thanks :)

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