It’s not easy being green. Unless you’re literally any one of these rooms. Whether you’re using the color as a nature-inspired neutral or as a vibrant, bold statement, green has a way of calming us and making us feel at one with the natural world. From emerald sofas and jungle green tiles to sage walls and minty draperies, all of these homes have me feeling green with envy. What about you?
Joss & Main turned style blogger Cara Loren’s Salt Lake City home and office into a boho chic haven with midcentury modern undertones. Natural greenery complements the dusty emerald sofa, which feels soft and muted in this case.
Even though this room is indoors—it’s the upper gallery of a past Lake Forest Show House in Chicago—it recalls formal gardens thanks to designer Summer Thornton’s use of green in the draperies, the chairs, plenty of live plantings, and the floral print on the high-back chair.
Um, I’m sorry. But there’s a malachite mural on this ceiling from Veranda and it needs to be celebrated. Shelley Johnstone Paschke had Di Vinci Painting put it there for her room in the Lake Forest Show House. This is what I meant when I said vibrant, bold statement. But the walls are lacquered in a subtler Saxon Green by Farrow & Ball to tone down the room and bring it some balance.
Teetering between green and blue, these minty draperies in a New York home designed by Eileen Kathryn Boyd feel fresh and modern and really let the dining chairs and golden chandelier shine without taking a backseat.
But in another New York house, Eileen Kathryn Boyd decided to go bold with her green, using it to create a wow factor on the ceiling of this bedroom. Instead of counting sheep, you could drift off into reverie by getting lost in the field of grassy green.
This bamboo-latticed wallpaper by Meg Braff Designs immediately caught my attention in the Palm Beach Regency-style home of Kristen Tola Hettich. It instantly makes this office nook a place I’d certainly want to work in (although TBH, I’d be spending all of my time staring at the wallpaper).
It’s hard to tell if the home of Sylvia De Marco in San Juan, Puerto Rico is inside or outside, as the subtle minty wall paint and wall hangings pick up the foliage and natural surroundings.
Justina Blakeney is pretty much my idol. She’s the reigning queen of plants and boho design, and her amazing kitchen is just another example of why. The glossy jungle green Bejmat Moroccan tiles from Badia Design are handmade and make the room so special and unique. See more of her Los Angeles home here.
At first glance, this master bathroom and makeup salon that Tineke Triggs designed for the San Francisco Decorator Showcase, seen on Simplified Bee, is daring because of the use of black and white. And maybe that’s true. But the quieter glamour of the dip-dyed linen ombre curtains and emerald velvet-covered chaise should not be underestimated.
Emily Henderson has done it again, designing a room you simply want to hang out in. The Fig House is an event venue in Los Angeles, but even though it’s a commercial space, it could easily be a living room in your home, even if it’s executed on a smaller scale. I, for one, think everyone should have a half-circle emerald sofa somewhere in their home (a girl can dream).
Though it’s a hard fact for me to swallow, I understand that not everyone wants an emerald sofa. However, you can still incorporate emerald into your space by using fabrics on other accent pieces, like the pillows and ottomans in the living room of Jennifer Griffin of Dimples & Tangles.
The way the light hits the walls in the Southampton vacation home of Erika Bearman, seen on Elle Decor, is really wonderful. They’re painted in Benjamin Moore’s Impervo in Very Green and make the room feel just as sophisticated as it is fun.
I know I should talk about the pretty sage green paint choice in this Cape Cod bathroom designed by Ken Fulk, featured on Elle Decor, but how can I not point out the surprisingly stunning toilet and gold plumbing apparatus instead?!
Andrea Schumacher went bold in a traditional home she designed in Denver with modern touches. It’s a dining room, yes, but it would be hard to serve anything as delicious as this Kelly green wall!
Marika Meyer used mint in a very sweet way in this living room. The curtains and coffee tables almost seem to blend in with the room’s white palette.
The geometric green pattern in the window treatments give this San Francisco home office space by Massucco Warner Miller just enough color.
Finally, we get to my favorite shade of green: Chartreuse. Well, it’s sort of chartreuse mixed with a little bit of olive and I’ll even go as far as to say some lettuce. Either way, this bedroom designed by Amanda Nesbit is just dreamy.
And I couldn’t do a color story on green without including oversized leafy prints. So here’s a black and green bohemian bathroom with a palm leaf wallpaper from Lonny for your enjoyment.
And the pièce de résistance: a palm leaf wallpaper and bolster pillow in a bedroom designed by Austin Bean, because you can never have too many palm leaves. You’re welcome.