Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Green with envy

The saying goes that 'the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence', well green is one of my favourite colours and I think I'd like to twist that saying around for this post to say that 'the grass is always greener in somebody else's house'! I admire the way that green has been used in the following homes, right from the very front door... In the bathroom...

In the dining room...

On the kitchen shelves...


In the bedroom...

In the home office...

In the living room...

On the coffee table...

And of course, in the garden...
I have bits of green dotted around my home (accents in decor speak??) and I really enjoy this colour. What accent colour do you love using in your home?

Images from: 1 - Living Etc; 2 & 3 - Sunset; 4 - Sandra Lane represented by Sarah Kaye; Image 5 - Real Simple; 6 - Country Living magazine via La Maison Sur La Colline; 7 - Lucyina Moodie; 8 - Black Barn; 9 - Interior Design Awards; 10 - Hable Construction; 11 - A Life Design; 12 - Gemma Comas; 13 - Emily Followill.

14 comments:

Leigh said...

Gorgeous green! Everything in our house is neutral except for the kitchen island which is green - I love the contrast to the rest of the room. Love the pooch at the door in the first photo! Leigh

Elena said...

What a lovely compilation! So many enjoyable details. Many thanks for sharing!

C.T. said...

That dog is so cute.
Anyway...Picture #4 is my absolute favourite. The adorable teacup and saucer, silver (sugar?) bowl, spoon....LOVE IT!!! Thanks for the inspiration...again and again and again.

Can I say thank you as well for all the nice comments you leave on my blog :-)....XXX, Carmie.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Great choice of images, and you have a bit of a green/pink theme also. Very nice. I love the bathroom pic. Although a little austere, it seems to appeal to me. I tend to rotate my accent colours. Green is a regular visitor in my home. It is a good complimentary colour that will go with warm and cool shades and also neutrals. Lovely post!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

I have lots of green accents at our farmhouse. Oooh, I just love that last photo - how fabulous!

vicki archer said...

Lovely green images - and so soothing, xv.

Rebecca Frame said...

i just stumbled on your blog and i think it is a lovely place...

i love the green door in the first photo...the pup is pretty cute too...

have a lovely day.

from the right bank said...

I never liked green until very recently and now I can't get enough! This is a great roundup - that last photo is just gorgeous!

Heather said...

Green is a colour I've been warming to. Our new home has a green bathroom and its lovely and refreshing.
http://hisfor.blogspot.com/2009/01/fresh.html
I also plan on green curtains to cover almost the whole back wall of our living area so as not to detract from the green outside.

I also love to accent with red and blue - according to the season - over a neutral base

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

you have a beautiful blog! i'm an official follower now!
xoxo

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Jacky said...

My favourite colour..... any room, anywhere, any time.

Jacky xox

Geisslein said...

Ah - I love green! Great post!

Annette said...

Oh yes, I love green too. I just painted one of the walls green in my bedroom, and it just looks so fresh!

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