In gesprek met interieur-influencer Theo-Bert Pot

In conversation with interior influencer Theo-Bert Pot

For Theo-Bert Pot, spring is the time to get started with greenery in the home. The interior stylist and online influencer, known for his blog The Nice Stuff Collector and the TV program BinnensteBuiten, is happy to give us a glimpse into his mansion in The Hague, where he combines his Growing Concepts in a surprising way.

 Anyone who follows Theo-Bert Pot on Instagram for a daily dose of interior inspiration knows that he loves color. He likes to experiment with this in his The Hague mansion from the early 1900s, where he lives with Jelle van de Schoor (interior architect at Form Makers). He sees it as a 'styling laboratory' where he regularly changes things completely. Besides color, Theo-Bert loves green. “The houseplant trend from the 1970s is back,” he says. 'It's great that the young generations are all busy with greenery. While one person opts for a few large plants as eye-catchers, the other has a gigantic collection. Green in your home provides a little extra oxygen and it looks great, whether you have a Scandinavian interior or very colorful.'

Bring the outside in
In addition, plants and flowers ensure that inside and outside flow into each other. This is also the case with the closed terrariums from Growing Concepts: Theo-Bert calls these self-sufficient worlds behind glass a jewel for the home. “I immediately fell for the Hebe XXL Cork, a large terrarium with soft shapes,” he says. 'By placing it on a side table in our conservatory, I literally put this beautiful ecosystem in the spotlight. This makes the fresh green of the moss and plants stand out very nicely. I keep watching it.' Just putting the terrarium together is a lot of fun, Theo-Bert noticed. An incentive to get back to work in the garden and to bring fresh flowers into your home for the ultimate spring feeling.

HebeXXL Cork ecosysteem terrariumHebeXXL Cork ecosysteem terrarium

Combine plants and flowers
A styling technique that Theo-Bert likes to use is combining different types of greenery and natural patterns. “It reinforces each other,” he explains. 'For example, place a simple blossom branch next to the terrarium and this immediately gives a nice color accent. In our conservatory I also placed a large plant next to it, the Strelitzia. A houseplant with beautiful large leaves. This way the terrarium really becomes part of your interior.' With its generous size, the Hebe XXL Cork can also be a great eye-catcher on a long dining table, Theo-Bert thinks. A smaller terrarium, such as the Faunus, looks great in various places in the house. 'On a side table in our sitting area, it provides light and cheerfulness. It looks a bit more stately on the mantelpiece.'

Faunushttps://growingconcepts.nl/products/faunus-botanisch

Create an art wall
In addition to plants, Theo-Bert also likes botanical motifs. He is a fan of the art wall: a form of wall decoration in which you combine different types of works of art, from drawings to paintings, which together form a beautiful whole. According to him, the Vesta Painting by Growing Concepts fits in well with this. 'I chose the American walnut variant. The botanical drawing is burned into the wood, which gives a subtle result. The fragile lines in combination with the warm type of wood create a beautiful effect.' In addition to the wall, the Vesta also looks very nice on the mantelpiece in Theo-Bert's house. There he created a still life with a bright orange bowl, fresh flowers and scented candles against a dark wall.

Vesta wandpaneelVesta wandpaneel


Dare to play with color
The idea of ​​a dark wall as a style enhancer can also be seen in jewelers, for example, says Theo-Bert. Presenting watches or jewelry against a black background creates a nice contrast with the sparkling gold and silver. In plants, the green of the leaves stands out even better against a dark wall. Especially with a terrarium, the reflection of the light always gives a different dimension. Finally, Theo-Bert has another tip: 'Don't be afraid to combine different colors. Surprise yourself! And you will see: the more color you use, the easier it becomes to add more colors, because the contrast becomes softer. If you don't want everything in color, you can make a difference with smaller color accents. One color may play a leading role and the other a supporting role, just like in a summer picking bouquet. This way you can continue to vary endlessly.'

 

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