Showing posts with label green. Show all posts
Showing posts with label green. Show all posts

Friday, April 29, 2016

A Room of Her Own

What a great room for a woman's walls, a comfy sofa in a well lit reading corner, a nice-sized table for paperwork, crafts or sewing, pretty gingham and striped fabrics, a co-ordinating lamp shade, lots of extra seating to invite your friends in and finally, a soothing color scheme of green, pink and white.

The table under the window could easily be used as a desk to hold a computer and provide more work space, to hold an easel to paint or create, or perhaps even a small dining space.

But, then, it depends on how you look at things - sometimes a 'retreat' is just 'work' and used strictly for relaxation (like last week's room).  Or, do you prefer a multi-purpose room tucked away for your use only?

This room works either way.

Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas........

Hi Everyone,

We awoke to a blanket of snow a couple of days ago and that helped to put me in the mood for Christmas decorating..........

Today, I'm featuring a very traditional red, white and green theme for the holidays.  The images are all from different sources and chosen especially for their colors.  In the days ahead, I'll be trying other holiday colors and ideas.

Have a great day!


Farmhouse to Home

Pottery Barn

Traditional Home

Traditional Home

Four Shopping

Traditional Home

Pottery Barn

Stella Resque

Stella Reque

Julia Usher




Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Carolyne Roehm's Tables and Flowers

Who does more beautiful table settings and floral arrangements than Carolyne Roehm?

I loved her table setting in Aspen where she used broccoli, kale and parsley for her table setting, and added a bunch of green apples to match her gorgeous green dishes and glassware.  Just beautiful.

 I think this conservatory is actually at Weatherstone, but is a perfect example of decorating with greens - ferns and topiaries in this case.

 This table setting is in Aspen where most of her fresh ingredients are picked up at the grocery store.  Beautiful!

And then I happened upon her beautiful tulip arrangements and reminder that it's time to plant our fall bulbs.  The lavender and green caught my eye!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Moodboard Monday - Lavender and Celery

Hi Everyone!

Hope you all had a great weekend.

I had a busy and fun weekend working on Christmas projects.

I always enjoy the moodboards in magazines, don't you?  I picked this lavender and green board at random from Veranda and thought it might be fun to find this color combination in every day rooms, art, jewellery, fashion and nature.

We all know green is serene (easy to remember), is easy on the eyes and abundant in nature, but what does lavender represent?   Gentility, refinement and elegance and the feeling of something special.  Purple represents royalty, but lavender is the color of femininity.......a grown up pink so to speak.  And both colors are refreshing and relaxing.  Did you know that people waiting to appear on tv wait in 'Green Rooms' because it helps them to relax?  Or that a lot of hospital rooms are painted green for the very same reason?  In any case, this color combo obviously is designed to help us feel calm and very special.

I hope you enjoy and perhaps find some inspiration in the images below.......

Have a great day!


Ashley Whittaker

Ashley Whittaker

Betty Lou Phillips

Anna Weatherly

Oscar Heyman

Van Gogh

Van Gogh

Van Gogh

Malcolm Liepke

Martha Walter

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Gorgeous Greens

Van Cleef and Arpels

Peridot - Tiffany

Woman Reading - Claude Monet

Sweet corn brooch, Hemmerlee

1960s Dior sunglasses

Dale Chihuly chandelier

Giambattista Valli couture

Faberge box

Vintage glass perfume bottle

Fish brooch - Jean Schlumberger