Feeling Green

Feeling Green

Spring has arrived here in Seattle. I know this not necessarily because we’re having those lovely soft and sunny days that I so desperately crave this time of year, though it is sunny as I’m writing this, but because practically everything is starting to bud or bloom. The grass is turning green, the grapevine in my backyard is showing its first buds, and the cherry blossoms are truly amazing right now.

So as I sit here admiring the blue skies, listening to the birds, and feeling optimistic that more days like this are on the way I’m thinking this would be a good time to take a look at one of my favorite colors. Green.

I love most shades of green, from emerald to sea glass, kelly┬áto mint, and even sage, which I know a lot of people don’t like but hey, I like what I like and it’s a color that works well here in Seattle. I like to pair my greens with blue for a beachy feel, black and white for a graphic feel, and leopard for a night out. And in case you missed it Pantone named Greenery 2017’s color of the year.


Here it is. The color of the year.


Leopard is my favorite animal print. Throw in a green dress and gold accessories and it’s time for a night out on the town. With a dirty martini of course.


Design: Tobi Fairley | Photo: Nancy Nolan

This lovely room by Tobi Fairley was recently featured in Traditional Home. The green in the fabrics tie in nicely with the brown tones.


The green striped wallpaper paired with the white curtains and Daintree fabric on the chair creates a springtime feeling.


Gorgeous soft greens.


2015 San Francisco Decorator Showcase | Photo: Simplified Bee

In this little corner of the San Francisco Decorator Showcase master bath the dark green chaise lounge stands out beautifully against the black and white of the floor and artwork. And the little bit of gold trim along the bottom of the upholstery doesn’t hurt either.


This lively chair upholstered in Thibaut’s Ellipse fabric in the Kiwi.


And of course malachite. Because, you know, it’s just gorgeous.


Photo: Moi

The living wall at my local Starbuck’s drive-up. Nice to look at while I’m waiting for my giant iced tea.


Manresa Castle – Port Townsend, WA Photo: Moi

And who doesn’t love this kind of green?

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week.