Hey there . . .
I don't have to go far to get inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year, Emerald Green. I just have to looking around my showroom or come home to my new green Chesterfield. Last year I re-designed the showroom using Emerald Green as my punch color. I was ahead of trend. . . love that!
I still love it . . . Get inspired with Emerald Green . . .
Last year I wanted the March of Dimes Designer House to have strong, bold colors. Having the freedom to do anything I wanted, I really aimed to show the use of black and white and not be afraid of it. Having always loved emerald green - I used that as my pop color. It's strong, crisp look instantly reminds me of nature's malachite, which is so amazing.
I still love mixing Emerald with black and white . . .
But a pop of turquoise in the mix . . gives it a whole new feel. Still strong and sharp, but maybe not quite as saturated feeling?
I just spotted Lulu DK's new bird fabric below (available at www.lucyandcompany.com) and I love this idea - the wall plate grouping. Typically a "plate installation" can read very traditional, yet hung in this way with the cut edges is much more modern and artistic !
What is Aquasilk you ask . . . a harmonious connection between nature and interiors, taking it's inspiration and allure from the ocean. Hand-woven in India using recycles Sari silk, over-dyed and translucent layers of patterns emerging. Water-like and mesmerizing. To learn more check out ABC Home's Aquasilk Film . Rugs and fabrics above available at www.lucyandcompany.com
Familiar with Artist, Mark Rothko? His later pieces in his words . . . to make the viewer feel "enveloped within" ... to paint a small picture is to place yourself outside your experience . . . however to paint the larger picture, you are in it."
Similar to the above piece of art, but the real deal . . . maybe you know an artist who can give you the look (I do!).
So add a little Emerald Green it's a great overall or mix in color. . . it's got me re-thinking my office a bit . . hum