Design in Depth: Going Green

August 24, 2011

For awhile I’ve been obsessing over the color green in all its hues. I’ve considered repainting a guest room Benjamin Moore’s Clover Green or adding green accents like the tray I saw in West Elm (of course, the Web site says, “no longer availableâ€). When I saw images from interior designer Betsy Brown on the Elements of Style blog the other day though, I though perhaps it’s time to really take the jungle-colored plunge. These are the images on my green-as-grass inspiration board:

1. The tray I wish was still available for my living room coffee table:

Photo courtesy of West Elm

2. A perfect vignette by Betsy Brown in a subtle green. Perhaps I just recover one chair?

Photo courtesy of Betsy Brown Interiors

3. We just featured this living room by architects Brooks & Falotico and interior designer Julia Doyle. Who says the tile around a fireplace can’t remind you of a chameleon?

Photo by Michael Partenio; click to see more

4. But to really embrace green, I was thinking more of going in the direction of in-your-face mashed spring peas with white trim like on this image I found on Modeco Design.

Photo courtesy of Modeco Design

5. And I could certainly go the plant route if I was home often enough to water them. Instead of killing another helpless ficus perhaps I’ll go the faux route with one from Diane James Home like this amazing Fiddle Leaf Fig Tree. Chic and mess-free!

Photo courtesy of Diane James Home

(To read more about going green, check out this post by Jason Oliver Nixon.)