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.