Monday, March 14, 2011

Green With Envy...


I'm not sure if it's because St. Patrick's Day is right around the corner, or if it's the promise of spring that is so close, I can feel it...

but either way, I find lately that I am drawn to green in a way that I have never quite been before.

I have slowly, but steadily been adding the crisp color of apple green into my decor and I love the fresh feeling that it brings to spaces that are starting to feel a little ho-hum and boring, and I'm wondering if maybe green should make it's way into our home as a stronger statement.

For inspiration, I went to Houzz, and this is what I found:

Twenty photos that draw me in and make me crave green in a big, bad way.

From light and bright, to bold and intense, green has the ability to be
calm and relaxing
or bold and energetic.

I could happily exist in any one of these spaces...

what about you?

Living Room eclectic living room


Upper East Side contemporary bedroom


1


green kitchen eclectic kitchen


Family Room accessories eclectic family room


Dreamy Whites eclectic dining room


Beach House Bridgehampton modern living room


Baylor contemporary bathroom


Yellow girls bedroom eclectic bedroom


Noe Valley Two contemporary family room


South of Market bedroom modern bedroom


Lake House contemporary exterior


Alphabet Teen Boy eclectic kids


Brentwood Regency State eclectic powder room


Gerald Tolomeo - Living Room eclectic living room


Family Room contemporary family room


Family Living Areas contemporary family room


Bold dramatic statements eclectic family room


Living Rooms contemporary living room


color inspiration eclectic entry

All of this inspiration prompted me to put together a green mantle just in time for St. Patrick's Day. It isn't a holiday mantel, by any stretch of the imagination, but more of a subtle reminder.

And, as it turns out, a great way to bring a little bit of that promise of spring to the inside of our home!




45 comments:

Natalie said...

I could look at pictures of green rooms all day! Especially with pops of tangerine or turquoise! Oh, swoon!! Here's a pic of my green bathroom and I recently painted my kitchen the same color b/c I loved it SO much!
http://aturtleslifeforme.blogspot.com/2011/01/flying-high-on-green-movement.html

Rhiannon said...

oooh love it! Ive been slowly incorporating pops of green in my livingroom and kitchen... this is just what I need to convince the hubby that Im not out of my mind

Robin said...

Green is such a happy spring color. I love to use it as accents along with touchs of pale blue for my spring decorating. Although I'm a fan of green, I keep it on the pale side and use it only on items that are easy to change - nothing permanent - like pillows, plates, table runners and such.

Jamie Thompson said...

I love it! Green is such a wonderful color. Its ability to inject spunk, life, to jazz up a ho-hum room, yet be calming, tranquil and relaxing. Our bedroom is in process of a "green" makeover. I am totally LOVING it!

Trisha said...

Love the green! I'm currently trying to add some green to our front room. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Jennifer said...

I love green accents. I have some all over our house. These pictures are so lovly. I am inspired afresh!

InMyOwnStyle said...

I love them all - apple green is my accent color. It just looks so bright, clean, and crisp. Other bright colors can make a room cold, but not this color green -swoon!

My best- Diane

mary beth said...

Bring on the green! When I get all of the winter and Valentine decorations down, the first thing I want to add to my dreary still winter home is GREEN! Very soft bits of it here and there like the first bits of spring popping up everywhere! I set a fresh green and white table, put green bottles out with sticks and twigs, and a bit of really spriggy fake greenery here and there. It helps to get through those last dark days when the spring sun just won't shine! Thanks for the links!

Gloria Fox said...

Green reminds me of Spring also. I just finished redecorating my bedroom and used apple green as my accent color. Check it out. http://gloriaislivingonadime.blogspot.com/2011/03/st-pattys-parade-and-reveal.html

April said...

Love these spaces! Green is my favorite color.

Lisa said...

I just surprised myself by falling in love with kelly green pillows for my otherwise neutral family room. They breathe such life into the room! I adore them and also I think they will work well with every season. Love the green rooms you featured. So springy and happy!

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

I like the green - but it was the bright yellow forsythia branches that made me swoon!

bjdhausdesign said...

Gorgeous images! I love the first one especially. I posted recently about green too if you want more ideas! http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/2011/03/green-energy.html

Andrea @ http://strawberry-chic.blogspot.com/ said...

Lovely pictures, green is one of my favorite colors! It can be so relaxing and fun depending on the hue! Awesome blog! Would love you to come stop by mine!

Dar said...

I adore green. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jessica said...

Hi Karla,

So glad you posted this. I'm also loving green these days, especially deep emerald. I hope to find some accent for my office in that color.

And I should go look at Houzz!

Brandi said...

Love all of your inspiration photos Karla! Thanks so much for sharing. I can only imagine how much time it takes to gather all those pics. I always look forward to your posts!

Cottage Coastal Store, Inc. said...

Wonderful! Bit behind catching on to your blog. But I am a new follower! Happy to find you! ~ Kim

Camille said...

I was hoping you'd share a pic with us of your mantel - your pics of your home are always so inspiring!

west coast nester said...

Yummy pictures. Thank you for the visuel inspiration.

Suzanne said...

We moved into a home last spring and I was delighted that the huge kitchen/dining area was painted sage green -- just beautiful. I really didn't realize how much I'm drawn to that color until I looked around my house... and my closet... and even my blog! It adds such a freshness.

I'm going to post a link to your post on my Willow House facebook page.

http://willowhousewelcome.blogspot.com/

beth said...

Fresh to look and clean.

Carolyn said...

Green, green, I love green! So refreshing to look at!
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asianbelle said...

Hello! I just wanted to say that I love your blog. =) I came across it while searching for decorating tips and ideas, and you are so talented! Are you an enterior decorator? If not, you should be! I love how you put things together, but they never look tacky or overdone. And your pictures are amazing too. I'm looking forward to see what you will be doing for Easter and spring/summer!

Heksedamen said...

I love green... wich is why nearly all my rooms are in some shade or other of the colour... :) Or at least has accents of green, teal or seafoam :)

Thanks for all the amazing inspirations!

Style Studio said...

love it! I just did a post about using green in design-I think it's our desire for Spring-great post-love your blog!

Yann Pendaries said...

I just discovered your blog and love your selections, where the art of home decor is very well represented bravo :)

Kerry Rossow said...

Me likey! By the end of winter, I am so desperate for anything GREEN!
Kerry at housetalkn.blogspot

Erin said...

I love your blog! I hope you are going to post something soon!! I miss your posts!!

Taletha, etc. said...

Karla, Where are you? We miss you!

Kellie Collis said...

I'm loving these greens! That kitchen is breath taking! Enjoy the beautiful weekend, Kellie xx

Brambleberry Cottage said...

I love various shades of green. And coupled with white, it's one of my favorite colors. Since I'm a farmgirl, the sixth picture down - from Dreamy Whites - is the one that appeals to me the most. ;)

I just found you and joined you as a follower.

Blessings,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Robby said...

I love the color combination of your furniture.. I am absolutely coming back to check out your new post.

McCarty and Company said...

I am missing your posts too!!! Praying that all is well with your family. It has been FOUR MONTHS since you last posted. :-( Sure miss all your neat stuff. Have a good week!!! Hope to see you again soon.

B said...

Hi,
Have been following you for a while- not sure
I've ever commented, hope you are ok and that whatever has prevented you from posting is something fun! x

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog and I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I've just put the finished touches on my new blog ‘Coastal Style’ It will have lots of inspiration on beach houses, resortwear, summer food, travel and anything ‘beachy’. I had a lot of fun putting it together so maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
http://coastal-style.blogspot.com/
x
Melissah

Hilary said...

Love your blog! It seems it was abandoned... or did you start a new one and I'm missing it??

Dawn said...

The green kitchen cabinets are different, I love different!

Kellie Collis said...

These are gorgeous rooms! I'm loving that floor to ceiling windows. Enjoy the beautiful day, Kellie xx

Heather B said...

Where are you?! I miss you!

TheChangingHouse said...

I love the inspiration! Beautiful shades of green!

Glovers Lane said...

I miss you where have you been? Hope everythings' going well for you Karla.

chicago movers said...

What a dreamy room, everything is perfect! The colors, the vintage furniture, everything. love it all......

Lisha Yost said...

Hey, that's some good inspiration you chose there :) So, did you ever finish the project? making your mantle green? You gotta do another post! :)

~Lisha