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Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

April 28, 20233 min read

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

Week 4 of One Room challenge is all about plants. I’m so excited about this week because I know once the plants are in its going to instantly transform the space. Right now it’s an empty shell. A nicely painted empty shell with killer skyline views but an empty shell nonetheless. The plants are going to frame the space and give it  purpose.

In last week’s post we discussed the elements of a Balinese garden; water, tropical plants and a gazebo or pavilion are some of the central themes of this design.

All of these elements put together to help create a feeling of lush tropical tranquility.

I’m not a huge fan of flowers (in my own garden that is) I much prefer green lush planting, and this serves itself very well for a Balinese garden.  Some of the plants I have chosen include;

– Red stem/lipstick palm

– Cordylines

– Banana leaf

– Birds of paradise

– Croton Congo

– Elephant’s Ears

– Frangipani

– Bromeliads

– Bougainvillea

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

The plants will mainly be lined across the sides of the rooftop enclosing it, providing a warm, cosy ambiance.

As with most deliveries to the Villa , the plants were a bit of a mission to get up to the third floor.  The planters are made of concrete and are extremely heavy and awkward to lift.  I felt so sorry (almost bad)  for the guys trekking up and down in the heat and humidity.

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

I’m fortunate enough to live close to a street that is lined on both sides with garden nurseries.  There are so many places to choose from but I tend to stick to  the same ones.  One in particular because I’ve become so fond of the lady that works there. She’s such a cutie, even agreeing to participate in my ‘ Wes Anderson’ style reel.

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

A few deliveries later the plants are all in.  I’m particularly thankful to Trubus2 garden centre in Sanur who not only delivered the plants but also spent time helping to plant and arrange them as part of their service.  Much appreciated I must say!!!

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

Now the plants are in, it looks so different already. I’m really having to show constraint as I just want to buy more and more plants, but for now I think I have enough.  When the other elements are in, it will fill up the space even further and I can  reassess if I still need more.

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

I’ve ordered these rugs from an Australia online store (Zanui) because one thing I struggle to find in Bali is great rugs.

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

Maybe I just haven’t found the right stores  yet or maybe because of the tropical climate rugs are just not used in the same way as they are in other places.  But I’m a rug girl, indoor, outdoor I need a solid rug to frame the space and lay the foundation. I love the bright color and style of this rug, which actually has a Balinese vibe, its a win win.

Next week it’s about the furniture. I’ve already started to design my own sofas and I need to shop for a dining table and chairs.

The other One Room Challenge participants rooms are shaping up  well too, with  so much progress being made.  Check them here out and follow your favourites. Only another 4 weeks until reveal.

If your’e longing to  create your perfect outdoor space, check out our outdoor living design guidebook. It’s full of valuable information and tips, covering everything from the planning fundamentals to planting, design themes, furniture and ambience. Get your complimentary copy here

Week 4 One Room Challenge – Plants to use in a Balinese Garden

For other garden inspiration, check out my Youtube Garden Playlist here

.Want sone help designing your outdoor space? Contact us  to set up a complimentary Design Call so we can  assess  your needs and how we can help you.

Speak soon.

Chantelle x



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Clarke and Co is a boutique Interior Design company based both in Bali, Indonesia and Melbourne, Australia. We serve local and global residential clients, short term rental hosts and commercial clients through face to face and virtual services. Our aesthetic is influenced by a sense of adventure, travel, nature and culture resulting in vibrant, energetic and bold designs. We work with clients in interpreting their unique stories of who they are, their passions, history and culture into creative designs. We excel in using the power of storytelling to create evocative narratives that are emotive, adventurous and soulful.

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