Smitten with Emerald Green

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I’ve been on a green kick lately. Specifically, emerald green. I’ve been implementing the color into so many of my current designs and I just adore it. It’s vibrant, unexpected and has so much classic appeal. A win-win in my book.

My dear friend, Audra Harvey, and I were discussing how perfect a vibrant green goes with grays, blacks and whites. And how lovely it is to use a bold color that is strong but not overwhelming. After our discussion, I moved my black-white entry rug into the dining room and decided to finally paint my dining table base emerald green. I have had the perfect green paint for two years, and a million Pinterest photos screaming for me to take the green plunge. And yet, I just couldn’t get myself to do it. What can I say, I have commitment issues when it comes to my home. ha! But when I saw the black and white contrast in the gray room, I knew I had the perfect opportunity to use a bright green. After painting one section of the table, I was smitten. My only regret is, I wish I had done it sooner.

Photos via Sage Atelier, Intimate Weddings, Burberry, Traditional Home, Domaine Home, Apartment Therapy, Honestly WTF, Brabbu, Enter My Attic

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Loveseat in the Dining Room

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Ava Velvet Tufted Sleeper_UO-horz2A few years back I bought a $20 vintage sofa (BIG spender here) from the sweet elderly lady across the street and placed it in my dining room. I have this funny little nook in the dining/kitchen area that serves zero purpose. Due to the low window placement, a buffet would look awkward. So instead, I placed a loveseat under the window. Not only does it look great, it’s been a wonderful spot for guests to sit while I’m cooking.

Fast forward to last Christmas. One of the wood arms came completely off by someone simply putting their weight on it. And I pretended that the incident didn’t happen. Completely ignored the fact that I was strutting a broken sofa and stuck a cool new pillow on it. A pillow totally covers up the fact that one side of the sofa is missing….right?

Almost a year later, and I am finally looking for a replacement. And guess what? I’m excited about the change. This week I found all these delicious loveseats and settees from Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters and West Elm. The tufted velvet and the bright colors this season have me swooning. Letting go is not going to be difficult with all these beautiful choices.

Which do you like?

{From Left to Right: Plum & Bow Tufted SetteeNicola LoveseatGeorgia LoveseatAva Velvet Tufted Sleeper SofaElton SetteeVelvet Orianna Settee}

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