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


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!