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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

My Favorite Green Rooms

In years past I have written very specific Irish themed posts in honor of Saint Patrick’s Day. One of the DTA readers all time favorite posts is the feature on “Thatched Roof Cottages”. I am excited to say that in the future I will finally see these enchanting homes. Mr. Décor and I are now in the planning stages of a trip to Ireland. It has been on my bucket list for a very long time. Mr. Décor has been to Ireland once before, many years ago. It was a pub crawl trip and alas he remembers very little about it. :)

I can’t wait to see all the green fields. Did you know that green is my favorite color? So, in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day I bring you some of my favorite green rooms.

Designer Sarah Richardson is also a fan of green. While used in small does in this sitting area it still manages to make a big impact.

sarah richardson sarah 101 "grown up condo" episode- LOVED this one! Love the mint green with pops of brass/gold.

B H & G proclaimed this room the 2015 Color Palette of the Year. I have to say that I wouldn’t mind a green velvet couch or pair of chairs.

Deep and Dreamy

Green can truly be used a neutral. Not only does it pair well with aqua and magenta it looks lovely with gold and black too.

Mustard mohair chair in green living room with gallery wall of portraits and paintings.

I never tire of looking at this serene scene by Charlotte Moss.

this corner view is on the cover of Charlotte Moss' book Charlotte Moss Decorates.  ...I pin it every time I see it.

In terms of using green in a kitchen there was one that stood out in my mind. It was the kitchen created by designer Kelly Wearstler for actress Cameron Diaz. It is luxurious opulence at its best. 

Cameron Diaz's Green NYC Kitchen. The light fixture is also pretty spectacular.

Kristi from Addicted to Decorating was so inspired that she spent the entire summer creating a similar kitchen.

kitchen after - wall of cabinets

My favorite kitchen with a teal green twist was featured at B H & G. I love the original Victorian leaded glass cabinets.

Victorian Shaker Style

I think if I were to ever have a green kitchen in my own home it would be in the mint family. Oh my stars and garters that copper sink!

copper sink, bead board backsplash, open shelving, wood counters, green painted cabinets

Another hard working room is the powder room. Green is equally at home there. I love the classic look of this bath designed by Anna Forkum.

Sometimes just a touch of green is all that is needed. This malachite mirror that Style at Home used is completely stunning! Of course that fabulous sink isn’t half bad either.

15 Incredible Small Bathroom Decorating Ideas - black and white polka dot wallpaper, gold accents, malachite framed mirror + black tile floors

For those with a “skies the limit” budget hand painted de Gournay wallpaper is a dream.

de Gournay: Our Collections - Wallpapers & Fabrics Collection - Chinoiserie Collection |

Oh there is just something about copper and green paired together. Someday I will bathe in such a tub!

I must include this small vignette that is just lovely.

Love hand towel rack above sink: Mint green in the bathroom? Why not? Excellent feng shui for an East or Southeast facing bathrooms. Looks great with antique brass and panelled walls. For the cabin....?

Of course there are also green bedrooms….

I keep promising myself I will use “Sea Salt” by Sherwin Williams sometime soon.

Bedroom Paint Color is 'SW6204 Sea Salt' by Sherwin Williams - Love this tranquil color! #SherwinWilliams

The next bit of green I will be adding to our home will be when I paint the front door.

I’ll let you vote on the color this Thursday.



GSGreatEscaper said...

We recently painted our old brown faux wood paneling "Whitened Sage" by Behr and it is lovely! What a difference it made in our basement family room.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I'm a green girl...great post...beautiful inspiration!

Heather Clamp said...

Green is my favorite! Loved browsing through these!

Linda said...

Lovely spaces! Green has always been one of my favorite colors, to wear and to decorate with. It's so easy being green. ;)

Karena Albert said...

These are so wonderful Laura I think I have pinned them all!

The Arts by Karena

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love all of these fabulous green rooms. I can't pick a favorite, but that green chair is definitely stunning.

Maureen Wyatt said...

Oh my, those leaded glass kitchen cupboards are to die for! After a glut of forest green in the 80's, I didn't use the colour much in my home. This year, I've done my bedroom in a soft green and I love it. The shades and tones may change, but the colour green is a classic that speaks to us of nature at her best.

Katie Mansfield said...

The top one by Sarah Richardson is my favorite. Thanks for all the inspiration pictures.

Sarah said...

Laura, I like the look of a green kitchen, especially with the leaded glass cabinets and the copper farm sink. Winners all!
Happy St. Patrick's Day!

lynn cockrell said...

What a lovely "green" post, Laura! Those photos are wonderful! Ireland is one of the things to do on my bucket list too, so I am so happy for you. I can hardly wait to see some of the great pictures you are sure to take.

Fairhope Supply Co. said...

My husband and I went out for a little bit of Irish lunch today, and talked about going to Ireland sometime. We're fans of Italy, and want to return there, but Ireland is definitely next on our list. We both have family from there, and it would be so fun to find where they lived.
Gorgeous rooms!

martinealison said...

Bonjour chère amie,

Un bel hommage à la Saint Patrick !... De magnifiques photos.

Gros bisous ♡

Janet Garon said...

All very pretty. I love green as well and use it in my living room and kitchen. It's hard to beat a pretty green room!

Auntie Em said...

Lovely collection of green rooms. I like green. A lot! We have it in our family room. The two entrance rooms. And I have a can ready to go on walls in the 1/2 bath and laundry rooms. Still haven't decided on the M Bedroom. Was green but thinking something different. Waiting for inspiration. :)

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Great inspiration! I love using light greens.