Go green

OK so here’s my dilemma: should I share with you what’s on my mind and going on in my life or should I just mainly focus on what this blog is meant to do – that is: share with you my design thoughts, loves, hates and ideas? Since this is my blog, I pretty much feel I can do what I like but that’s not easy, believe me. I want to provide a bit of what’s going on in my life, only so you realize there’s a person behind all of the facade, glam and glitzy interiors I share with you but at the same time – regardless of my views on life or my daily issues – I realize that I shouldn’t turn this into a political debate nor do I have the ambition for it to become this!

I have therefore decided that today I will not go into too much detail about our recent family debate –  that is with my kids and husband – about what average families can (or perhaps ‘should’) do to help the refugees trying to enter Europe currently in search of a safer life. All I will say is that my kids offered to give up favourite toys to give to less fortunate refugee kids – and I know that my kids are no exception. If only we could grow up but remain genuine – like a child – without inhibitions and with pure intentions.
I digress I realize. And I am probably also not getting you all excited about interiors at the moment. But let’s try anyway….

Here are some pictures guaranteed to cheer me up!
Let me begin with moody – that always cheers me up! Love the inky walls, the skull picture on wall and quirky rabbit lamp.

Let’s quickly move on to another thing that cheers me up; my favourite colour: green. Even better is moody plus GREEN. I just love dark with pops of green.

Perhaps I will do a mini series of my colour ‘loves and hates’ in interiors. Come to think of it; I don’t really really dislike a particular colour in interiors, it’s all about the colour combinations and patterns that make some colour pops work really well and others not at all.

I have always loved green. Green the colour of emeralds, grass, wine bottles and olives.

The hue of that portion of the visible spectrum lying between yellow and blue, evoked in the human observer by radiant energy with wavelengths of approximately 490 to 570 nanometers; any of a group of colors that may vary in lightness and saturation and whose hue is that of the emerald or somewhat less yellow than that of growing grass; one of the additive or light primaries; one of the psychological primary hues.

My granny used to have all sorts of explanations for people who liked certain colours. Blue was for the rich. Red for the weird. I just can’t remember what she thought of green…..Perhaps that’s just as well.

Below picture is an all time favourite of mine. From the ‘must- have’ book: Creative Living London, Emily Wheeler and photography by Ingrid Rasmussen. The walls in combination with that fab emerald green chair – love it.

Photography: Ingrid Rasmussen

My own green colour pops – combined with petrol and gold.

Photography: http://www.thechicybeast.com

Blue and green – perfect combinations. Great Murano green glass lamp, blue walls and sofa with pops of green. Spectacular art work.

Photography TM Magazine

Slushy dark pond walls with an eclectic mix of furniture. Love.

Photography: http://www.brit.co

Perfect green paneling. Pops of zesty lemon piping, radiator and flowers. A great way to make a statement.

Photography: http://www.rughdesign.com

White walls, great artwork, pink chairs and beautiful velvet green sofa. Colour combos’ working well!

Photography: http://www.candyshopvintage.com

Pink and green – work a treat! Really hollywood glam floor and brass accents. Pop out pink lamp shades. Beautiful green leafy wallpaper and gorgeous green sofa. Glam and glitzy.

Try going green!



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