At Home Series: Jason Chongue
We are honored to have multi-faceted creative, architect, author and designer Jason Chongue on our blog.
He is the founder of Melbourne institution Plant Society, a stunning plants and homewares store where you can find anything plants related. His best-selling books -The Plant Society and Green - are must-haves to learn how to live harmoniously surrounded by plants.
After chatting with three creative and talented woman for this 'At Home' Series, our founder Bianca Lambert, Courtney Adamo and Maryanne Moody, it is now time to know more about the styling vision of Jason Chongue, aka the plants realm king.
1. Tell us a bit about you. What’s your creative field, style, passion etc?
I’m the Creative Director for The Plant Society. Having been an architect and interior designer, I merged my passion for plants into my everyday life. I love gardening indoors and out. I love styling with form and texture, having homewares, interiors and plants all complement one another. For me, pieces that are timeless play a huge part of my style.
2. How does your creativity play into your home aesthetic?
It’s all in the details. I love when each element speaks to one another. For instance when planter shades and tones talk to textiles and furniture. Creativity is about harnessing your own personality and exploring who you are in your home. A home should be lived in and as a result should shift with your moods and time.
Jason's tips: positioning a trailing plant at the end of a shelf for a dynamic result - featured product: Roma Planter in Fossil.
3. What Capra Designs products did you choose and why?
I chose the Roma Planter, Spring Planter and Eros Vase. They are all sculptural and textural, allowing them to catch the sunlight. I love simplicity and although these forms are iconic they can also seamlessly fall into vignettes.
4. What role does color play in your home decor?
Color plays a big role in our home. My approach to color is one of earthiness. I’m always saying, ‘That color needs more dirtiness in it’. I prefer colors that are muddier when compared to fluos and bright tones.
Dried flowers and a vibrant specimen make the best combination for a very textural result - featured product: Spring Planter in Musk, Eros Vase in Fossil.
5. What do you love about living with plants?
What isn’t there to love about living with plants? We forget that as people we are a part of nature. I see it as our duty to care for the environment we live in. Gardening for me provides a great sense of solace. When I’m gardening indoors and out; I’m always blown away at how the atmosphere changes with plants. How leaf shapes and forms can add excitement or calm to our living spaces.
You can follow Jason on Instagram: @jasonchongue / @theplantsocietyau
Or connect with him through the Plant Society website: www.theplantsociety.com.au
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Thanks again Jason!
xx - The Capra Designs Team