Saturday, March 26, 2011

Go Green!

NO, not the environmentally friendly kind, although that's always a good idea. But the color green! I think green has always been my favorite decorating color ---- there are so many shades of it that you can achieve lots of different moods using green combined with other colors. It's striking with red, sunny with yellow, sophisticated with chocolate brown, soft with robin's egg blue, and adds a real punch to black. But using green alone can create a fresh look that will always be classic. You will notice that the designers of all of these monochromatic rooms also use a lot of white, which is a requirement to achieve that fresh, spring-y look and to dilute the intensity of the citrus-y color.

Using stripes and cane/fretwork together takes some daring, but works because of the simplified color scheme.

The bright green door at the end of this hallway is a crisp accent breaking up all of the white walls. (Note the Dash and Albert runner, which we have available to special order!)

The grouping of nine prints matted in citron green gives this eating area its personality and the majority of its green!

The juxtaposition of a contemporary rug and pillows with the antique furniture creates a "special flair" in this room.

The green and white wallpaper gives this foyer personality and pizazz! (And, yes, wallpaper is still very much in!)

I love everything about this kitchen --- the ceiling papered in the check, the contrasting green island, the grouping of majolica over the range. I could move right in!!

I love that the formality of this room is tempered by the bamboo blinds at the windows. And isn't that a luscious shade of green on the walls?

The simple symmetry of this beautiful living room is an easy and effective way to create a classic, but updated look.

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