It’s no secret that I’m obsessed with the green color palette. It’s evident by browsing through my Etsy shop. When I’m behind the lens, I seem to be drawn to lush green trees, rolling fields, a peaceful park, you name it. I find these scenes so calming and just by looking at one of these images I’m instantly transported to the season in which I took them. I can close my eyes and smell the fresh cut grass and hear the wind rustling through the leaves. For me green means new life, lushness and fresh air.
See what I mean? A little drawn to green….. slash obsessed?
Naturally then the color had to make it’s way into my home. And while I do love it, green is too much as a whole wall color for me. So I chose to bring in my favorite shade, emerald, as an accent alongside another lifelong color obsession of mine, navy. Now, I totally understand that color scares most people. Their Pinterest boards are of full of Sita Montgomery type designers, and various shades of neutral beiges and grays. I’m a huge fan of her work and draw inspiration from some of her work, but I always end up adding a lot more color!
Plus it was a perfect way for me to bring in one of my favorite pieces from my entire art collection, “The Entrance to Monet’s Garden.” I took it, none other, than at the walkway leading down to the famous artist’s beautiful grounds. Not only is it my favorite shade of green, but to me the gorgeous doorway is reminiscent of the secret garden (one of my favorite childhood books). You don’t know what’s behind those doors, but with such a grand entryway you have to imagine it’s something magnificent. In a way it new represents new possibilities, you’ll never know what’s inside unless you open the door.
It’s not just home decor and artwork either. One of my favorite outfits for my daughter practically camouflages her in these rooms and I’ve got plenty to match. And just recently I held a fun Stella & Dot party and was instantly obsessed with their “jardin” collection (which of course means garden in French). I saw the bracelet from across the room and gasped. I had to have it and everything that came along with it.
What do you think? Have I sold you on green yet? You can purchase any of these beauties by following their links below.
Emerald Agate Slice Wall Art (print or canvas)
Entrance to Monet’s Garden Wall Art (print or canvas)
And juuuuust because I LOVE a good before and after… Here is what the two rooms looked like when we TOURED our house and then bought said house.
And here is what those front two rooms looked like for almost 2 years while I saved up to make my vision a reality. Every so often another kids toy made it’s way in there (a trampoline at one point), but alas I have my big girl room. Don’t worry though, I didn’t forget the kids, that white table is actually a pottery barn kids play table. It’s chocked full of the kiddos’ toys and those gray poufs are of course for them.