Don’t Kiss Me…I’m Irish.
Except for St. Patrick’s Day, green furniture and home decor accessories rarely get any love. So in today’s Design Notebook, we’re going to take a look at just how versatile green can be.
Back in the olden days of the 50 and 60s, maybe into the early 70s, mid-century modern color palettes often incorporated a pale green that today looks kitschy and too retro for my tastes. But these days, green is much more bold and saturated in a wider range of tints and shades, ranging from celery to Chartreuse to hunter and unique green (Google it). This gives the color a much more modern appeal and makes it easier to use with other colors.
Let’s take a look-see, shall we?
Here’s Tim Marlow chillaxing in a green leather Arne Jacobsen Swan Chair:
“Be Inspired” is right. A set of celery green Eames DSR Side Chairs makes for a fun and child-friendly crafts room!
Likewise, a set of four “luck o’ the Irish” green Series 7 Chairs by Arne Jacobsen chairs with an Ikea Docksta table (I’m guessing), makes for a great dining area and adds some much-needed bright color in this mostly white apartment!
In this corner vignette, a Chartreuse Saarinen Womb Chair and a tall vase of lilies make for a perfect spot to relax the day away. I really like the very subtle use of green here, too.
And remember earlier last year when Carl Hansen & Son released a colorful series of the CH24 Chair (that’s the Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair to you noobs)? In the green series, you’ll find citrus grey, citrus, sea green and green, as seen in this modern Scandinavian apartment.
Luckily, green isn’t confined to furniture, but can be incorporated into your general home decor, through a bunch of pillows, an accent wall, or some other decorative accessory.
In this home office, white accessories/shelving, and a white Panton S Chair are complemented by a lime green accent wall.
Finn Juhl had the jump on green decades ago, and painted an accent wall in his home the color of split-pea soup. It works.
Finally, green glass and ceramics is a beautiful way to add this color to your home. As long you’re not clumsy, that is…
So what do you all think about green? Do you use it in your home? Will you? Won’t you? I’d love to know!