ST. PATRICK'S DAY INSPIRED DECOR
St. Patrick’s Day is not a holiday I usually celebrate. It’s on the heels of Mardi Gras, and this homebody would rather watch a documentary on the life of St. Patrick than go to a parade and bar hopping. (I have yet to fully educate myself on the virtues of this Saint, but I’m sure he would be proud of how his day is celebrated. Winky face.) Better yet, I think I’ll watch Brooklyn and pine for my next trip to Ireland.
Even though I won’t be fully embracing everything St. Patrick’s Day has to offer, I don’t miss a chance to pull together some images and products inspired by my favorite country and color (second only to blue). Bold green used in contemporary interiors is energizing. I like it saturated in every hue, and often paired with gold and marble. The green on the door above is very similar to the walls of my old dressing room, and I can't move on without mentioning the sly fox door-knocker. A little whimsy on a lovely entrance. (Note the not so sly photographer in the side-lite.)
The images above are some easy ways to incorporate green into your space. Blue and green together are the staples of my design world. It doesn’t matter what shade, they always make the other one look better. The dining room with striking green curtains is a heavily pinned interior, glamorous and unexpected. Each piece alone is quite simple, but the combination is perfection. The primary shade of green used on the curtains gives impact to an otherwise neutral space. In the last photo, deep olive adds warmth to the cold black and white finishes in this bathroom space. This room reminds me of my favorite outfit, plaid shirt, olive pants, black shoes. Easy, laid back, but stylish.
Can’t get enough green? Here is a round up of home décor products in the full spectrum of the color. These silk green curtain panels are perfect to recreate the dining room from above, and I like how the stylist paired them with navy and raffia. The historic Arsenic green paint color looks a little harsh on paper, but can be lovely in a room. Think Downton Abbey opening credits. If you are looking for a splurge, paper an entry or dining room in this lovely pale green chinoiserie wallpaper. This wallpaper is a print, but if you want the original hand-painted stuff it also comes in a beautiful emerald shade. I could get lost on de Gournay's site for hours.