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


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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!