Styling with Hoya with Ivy Muse Co-Founder Alana Langan

Styling with Hoya with Ivy Muse Co-Founder Alana Langan

By Jacqui Vidal

The latest instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' series, here co-founder Alana shows you how to care for hoya plants - and three ways to style with them. 

With their sculptural organic form and wide variety, hoya are a great addition to up your plant game at home and they're so easy to care for.

We've loved bringing these videos to you during lockdown and we're excited to now be able to have our doors open (hurrah!) - we love bringing the IVY MUSE experience to all supporters, especially our interstate and overseas that can't visit us in-store.

We've been loving hearing all your feedback too, keep it coming. If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer (product, styling or care related) let us know.

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The latest instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' series, here co-founder Alana shows you how to style at home with hoya plants; one of our favourites to work with! With their sculptural organic form and wide variety, hoya are a great addition to up your plant game at home and they're so easy to care for. We've loved bringing these videos to you during lockdown and we're excited to now be able to have our doors open (hurrah!) - we love bringing the IVY MUSE experience to all supporters, especially our interstate and overseas that can't visit us in-store. Good news is they're here to stay! We've been loving hearing all your feedback too, keep it coming. If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer (product, styling or care related) let us know. Happy Sunday x

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How to care for air plants - and style with them!

How to care for air plants - and style with them!

By Jacqui Vidal

The latest instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' series, here co-founder Jacqui shows you how to care for air plants - and three ways to style with them.

With their interesting form and range of sizes, air plants (tillandsia) are great to add dimension and texture to your plant gang at home and they're so easy to care for - once you know how!

We've loved bringing these videos to you during lockdown; we miss your smiling faces in-store so much but are so grateful we can connect with you all this way and bring the IVY MUSE experience to you. We've been loving hearing all your feedback too, keep it coming! If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer (product, styling or care related) let us know.

Happy Sunday x

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The latest instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' series, here co-founder Jacqui Vidal shows you how to care for air plants - and three ways to style with them! With their interesting form and range of sizes, air plants (tillandsia) are great to add dimension and texture to your plant gang at home - and they're so easy to care for, once you know how! We've loved bringing these videos to you during lockdown; we miss your smiling faces in-store so much but are so grateful we can connect with you all this way. Our goal for this series is to bring the IVY MUSE experience to you; we have so many new customers Australia-wide (and around the world, hi!) and we wanted you to get the most out of your IVY MUSE botanical wares. We've been loving hearing all your feedback too, keep it coming. If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer (product, styling or care related) let us know. Happy Sunday x

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How to stake houseplants with mini plant stakes

How to stake houseplants with mini plant stakes

By Jacqui Vidal

The latest instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' series, here co-founder Alana shows you our new range of 'Mini Brass Plant Stakes'! Learn what size pots and which type of plants they suit best - and see how to style hoya, rhipsalis and cissus ellen danica. 

We've loved bringing these videos to you during lockdown; we miss your smiling faces in-store but are so grateful we can connect with you all this way. We love bringing the IVY MUSE experience to you - so you get the most out of your IVY MUSE botanical wares.

Thanks for all your feedback too, keep it coming. If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer (product, styling or care related) let us know. Enjoy - and Melbournians, hang in there, we're on the home straight!! x

 

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The latest instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' series, here co-founder @alanalangan takes you through our new range of Mini Brass Plant Stakes! Learn what size pots they suit best, which type of plants they work well with - and see how to style hoya, rhipsalis and cissus ellen danica. Also helpful if you can't decide whether you need our regular 'Loop' plant stake or this 'mini' size. We've loved bringing these videos to you during lockdown; we miss your smiling faces in-store so much but are so grateful we can connect with you all this way. Our goal for this series is to bring the IVY MUSE experience to you; we have so many new customers Australia-wide (and around the world, hi!) and we wanted you to get the most out of your IVY MUSE botanical wares. We've been loving hearing all your feedback too, keep it coming! If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer (product, styling or care related) let us know. Enjoy - and Melbournians, hang in there, fingers crossed we're on the home straight!! x

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Child & Pet friendly plant stands

Child & Pet friendly plant stands

By Jacqui Vidal

The latest instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' series, here co-founder Jacqui Vidal shares the best IVY MUSE plant stands if you have young children and pets at home. We know many of our customers have both (like we do)!

Jacqui also touches upon a great resource to establish which plants are safe for pets.

Our goal for this series is to bring the IVY MUSE experience to you; with Melbourne still in lockdown (we're almost done, hang in there!!) and so many of our customers dotted Australia-wide, no doubt a lot at home too - we wanted to help you get the most out of your IVY MUSE botanical wares.

We've been loving hearing all your feedback. If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer (product, styling or care related) let us know. Enjoy x

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The latest instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' series, here co-founder Jacqui Vidal shares some of the best suited IVY MUSE plant stands if you have young children and pets at home. We know many of our customers have both (like we do)! Jacqui also touches upon a great resource to establish which plants are safe for pets. Our goal for this series is to bring the IVY MUSE experience to you; with Melbourne still in lockdown (we're almost done, hang in there!!) and so many of our customers dotted Australia-wide, no doubt a lot at home too - we wanted to help you get the most out of your IVY MUSE botanical wares. We've been loving hearing all your feedback. If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer (product, styling or care related) let us know. Enjoy x . . . . #ivymuse #plantstands #children #pets

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Plant Style at Home | Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care

Plant Style at Home | Fiddle Leaf Fig Plant Care

By Jacqui Vidal

The latest instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' video series, here co-founder Jacqui Vidal shares her top tips to keep your Fiddle Leaf Fig looking luscious and thriving this season!

Our goal for this series is to bring the IVY MUSE experience to you; with Melbourne still in lockdown and so many of our customers dotted Australia-wide, no doubt a lot at home too - we wanted to show you how to get more out of your IVY MUSE botanical wares.

We've been loving hearing all your feedback, keep it coming! If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer (product, styling or care related) let us know. Enjoy x

 

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How to style 'Chubby' pots and stands

How to style 'Chubby' pots and stands

By Alana Langan

The next instalment in our video series 'Plant Style At Home', here our co-founder Alana Langan shows you how to style with our 'Chubby' pots and plant stands. 

Our goal for this series is to help you get more out of your IVY MUSE wares; now that Victoria is once again in lockdown we miss so many of your smiling faces in-store plus we are so thankful to have so many new customers Australia-wide so we thought we'd bring the IVY MUSE experience to you instead.

With that being said, we'd really love to hear your feedback; what would you love to see from us? If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer, (product, plant styling or plant care related) let us know!

Keep an eye out for the rest of the series coming soon. Enjoy x

 

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The next instalment in our 'Plant Style At Home' series, here our co-founder @alanalangan shows you how to style 'Chubby' pots and stands. Our goal for this series is to help you get more out of your IVY MUSE wares; now that Victoria is once again in lockdown we miss so many of your smiling faces in-store plus we are so thankful to have so many new customers Australia-wide so we thought we'd bring the IVY MUSE experience to you instead. We've been loving your feedback too; keep it coming! P.S Our FLASH SALE ends tonight - and 'Chubby's are included! Happy Sunday Team IVY MUSE x 🎥 @selenabrownson . . . . #ivymuse #plantstyleathome #chubbypots #plantstyling #planters #pots #interiors #stylingwithplants

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How To Stake A Monstera Deliciosa With 'Dot' | With Co-Founder Jacqui Vidal

How To Stake A Monstera Deliciosa With 'Dot' | With Co-Founder Jacqui Vidal

By Alana Langan

The second instalment of our 'Plant Style At Home' video series, here IVY MUSE co-founder, Jacqui Vidal, shows how to stake a monstera deliciosa using the 'Dot' plant stake.

Designed and made in Melbourne by IVY MUSE, 'Dot' was created for those customers who needed a stake solution for larger plants; and has since become one of our most popular designs.

Let us know what you think! We love to hear your feedback and if there's any plant styling or care questions you want us to answer let us know and we'll do our best to cover them in this video series.

Keep safe and enjoy! The IVY MUSE Team.

 

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How To Stake A Plant With 'Loop' | With Co-Founder Alana Langan

How To Stake A Plant With 'Loop' | With Co-Founder Alana Langan

By Alana Langan

The first in our brand new video series 'Plant Style At Home', here our co-founder Alana Langan shows you step-by-step how to get the most out of your 'Loop' plant stake.

Our goal for this series is to help our customers get more out of their IVY MUSE wares; now that Victoria is once again in lockdown we miss so many of your smiling faces in-store plus we are so thankful to have so many new customers Australia-wide so we thought we'd bring the IVY MUSE experience to you instead!

With that being said, we'd really love to hear your feedback; and what would you love to see from us? If there's any questions/topics you'd like us to answer, whether it be plant styling or plant care related let us know and we'll do our best to cover it! Keep an eye out for the rest of the series coming soon. Enjoy x

 

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Green vignette with co-founder Alana Langan

Green vignette with co-founder Alana Langan

By Alana Langan

We recently teamed up with Melbourne label Viktoria & Woods and are excited to share our second video in the series 'How to Create A Green Vignette'. 

Keep an eye out for the rest of our IVY MUSE x Viktoria & Woods series by following @viktoriaandwoods and @ivymuse_melb on IG.

 

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Plant Styling Project: RMH Lottery Home in Elsternwick

Plant Styling Project: RMH Lottery Home in Elsternwick

By Alana Langan

01   THE BRIEF
The brief for this expansive space (soon-to-be home for one lucky RMH Lottery winner!) was to add thoughtful touches of plant-life throughout, encouraging a connection to the garden outside and nature itself, whilst also supporting the design of the space (by Michelle Attard with build by Glenvill Homes). Without knowing who the lucky eventual owners of the home would be, we specified robust, tolerant and hard-working plants that even the most novice green thumbs could handle.



02   PLANTS TO SOFTEN CONTEMPORARY INTERIORS
With continuity of plant-life throughout the home, we ensured this newly built space was softened with greenery, bringing texture and nuances from the natural world indoors. The architecture and interior design included many biophilic principles (e.g. maximising sunlight and the use of natural decor materials throughout), and the plants only further enrich these elements. (Photo: peace lily in Leaf and Thread pot plus bird of paradise, kentia palm and bird's nest fern).


03   DESIGN CHOICES
We used a mix of textural and organic pots that echoed the look and feel of the home. Colours were borne from a natural palette of greens and terracotta's, paired with more simple neutrals. Rather than overwhelming, our goal was to ensure the plants and pots complemented the existing selections. Our plant stylists always take this into consideration when specifying items for a project and can work collaboratively with designers and architects at any stage of a project.  (Photo: kentia palm in Pedra Pot)



04   IT'S ALL IN THE DETAILS
Before deciding on our plant selections, we considered their suitability for the space, taking into account environmental conditions including orientation, light, temperature, humidity and how the space is used. As with all our plant styling projects, we also hand-pick our specimens to ensure they're in healthy condition and suitable for the desired position they will soon call home. (Photo: bird's nest fern in pot plus green exotica hoya in Leaf and Thread pot).


05   WELLBEING WITH PLANTS
Connection to nature was paramount in this home. With ample gardens and multiple outdoor entertaining areas, we wanted to encourage people outdoors to enjoy these areas, all the while connecting back to the internal building itself. We chose positions for plants throughout the home that ensured there was a constant flow of greenery both in and out. Time spent in nature has been proven to be hugely beneficial to human beings on multiple levels, if you don't have the luxury of a forest at your doorstep, surrounding yourself and your home with plant-life is the next best thing! (Photo: succulent selection in Zakkia pot).


 
06   LET US HELP YOU GREENIFY YOUR SPACE
(P.S... WE CAN ALSO CARE FOR YOUR PLANTS)
 
PLANT STYLING
We’re passionate about cultivating wellbeing with plants. Plants enrich spaces. They soften contemporary environments, creating lush sanctuaries that invigorate us and help us reconnect with nature. Plants increase our quality of life.

With an eye for design and styling interiors, we can help you greenify your space, whatever the size. From residential to commercial settings, we can curate a design-savvy botanical solution that inspires. 
 
PLANT MAINTENANCE
From residential to commercial settings, leave the health of your indoor plants to our qualified horticulturist. A natural extension of our plant styling offering, but also available as an independent service, we can regularly maintain and care for your plants through regular visits to your green space.
 
If you have invested in indoor plants, keeping them looking healthy and lush is imperative. We understand not everyone has the time or the expertise to care for their indoor greenery; proper watering and natural lighting is key but humidity and temperature also play important roles. Our qualified Horticulturist who specialises in caring for indoor plants can give your plants appropriate care to ensure they thrive and have longevity.  

If you'd like to discuss your project further please get in touch;
hello@ivymuse.com.au


 

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CREATE A VIBE AT HOME WITH PLANT: one space styled four ways

CREATE A VIBE AT HOME WITH PLANT: one space styled four ways

By Alana Langan

Plants have a superstar ability to add dimension to your decorating at a fraction of the cost of the latest 'must have' homeware. If you ask us, they're the ultimate styling accessory. Some plants can be associated with certain fashions, locations or vibes and you can use this to create a distinctive look that echoes the style of your home, or to create contrasting scenes. Below we break down how we've styled one space in four different interior 'styles' - but honestly, there's a plethora of ways you could use plants to create vibes.The fun part is figuring out which is going to work best for you.

01   COASTAL
Plants that are commonly found in coastal landscapes can conjure up a tropical, beachside feeling. You can create a striking look with just a few of these plant varieties. Remember to stagger the heights so you're not left with a flat display - you want your eyes to journey along the scene. (Plants from L-R; Giant bird of paradise, spath sensation and lady palm).



02   CONTEMPORARY

For a fresh contemporary look, choose unusual plants that have an interesting, sculptural silhouette. Play with height and shape to create an exciting visual feast and think outside the box when it comes to vessels and pots. Pair a large tree with a canvas basket for a contemporary take on a class pot or try a plant stand to round our the styling and add another dimension to the group. (Plants L - R; Moonshine snake plant, mistletoe cactus, snowdrop cactus, zanzibar gem, fig tree and zebra plant (calathea). 



03   MINIMALIST

The trick here is to employ the idea that 'less is more' by using fewer plants and choosing bold varieties. Large leaves with interesting shapes have lots of visual presence. Large, sculptural trees like fiddle leaf figs and well-established specimens like wolf's head philodendrons or monstera would also work well here. (Plants L - R; monstera and rubber plant). 


04   BOHEMIAN
To evoke a bohemian jungle vibe, go for maximum impact and choose plants that offer a variety of sizes and textures. A layered look is always our go-to as it creates depth and varying heights which works well visually. Place some plants on the ground and use stands, timber stumps (or anything really) to support the vessels and give plants the opportunity to drape down where they can. (Plants L - R; Christmas cactus, green exotica hoya, hoya heuschkeliana, spider plant, golden cane palm, monstera and Boston fern).



05   P.S REMEMBER, ANYTHING GOES
We've broken down four popular interior 'styles' but don't forget if you're anything like us and like to shy away from getting stuck in any one particular 'vibe' then create your own by including a mix of plants that speak to you. Ultimately the goal here is to create a plant-filled sanctuary that nurtures your well-being.



06   IF YOU NEED A HAND, WE'D LOVE TO HELP 
We’re passionate about cultivating wellbeing with plants. Plants enrich spaces. They soften contemporary environments, creating lush sanctuaries that invigorate us and help us reconnect with nature. Plants increase our quality of life.

With an eye for design and styling interiors, we can help you greenify your space, whatever the size. From residential to commercial settings, we can curate a design-savvy botanical solution that inspires. 

If you'd like to discuss your project further please get in touch;

hello@ivymuse.com.au

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