Color Inspiration, Decorating Tips

Fresh Green Furnishings

March 16, 2007

Nothing says spruce up like the color green. From the preppiest greens to the softer shades of apple, going green never looked so good. And now that we understand it a little more thanks to this post, let’s look at some of the hottest home furnishings on the market – all in green, of course!

Fresh Green FurnishingsThe dark olive strut table from Blu Dot makes my heart skip a beat. I love it in this space, paired with red, hints of robin’s egg blue, and brushed nickel. Excellent color combination.

Fresh Green FurnishingsWant to go a little crazy? Here’s a few fun green patterns from Anthropologie. The ditte sofa in green and white, or in solid leaf. Although this sofa is very expensive, and I’d never purchase it in anything but a solid since I get tired of prints quickly, it is the most comfortable sofa I’ve ever sat on in my life. My husband even tested it out and loved it. The pepper green corrigan chair is another comfortable charmer in soft tufted leather, or go wild with this josef frank wingback.

Fresh Green FurnishingsIf you prefer a richer green, go with these forest green Egoa task chairs from Josep Mora. Doesn’t green look gorgeous with pure white?

Fresh Green FurnishingsOf course, who can forget some of the classics. The Eames shell rocker in lime and a wool chartreuse Arne Jacobsen egg chair from DWR are great green finds. Another nice seating option is this olive David Mocarski Libre two-seater sofa because it’s comfortable and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Notneutral has a new collection of Tetra cabinets with drawers and trays you can add in green (as well as a few other colors), and for all you mid-century lovers out there, the new collection from Sherwood Hamill for Angela Adams is my latest obsession. I love it all (amazing finds), but the pieces shown above in yellow-green have my attention.

Fresh Green FurnishingsOne of my favorite sofas out there right now is the Bantam from DWR, it’s available in both sage and olive green. The sage is my favorite because I prefer the textured fabric over the solid olive, it looks more like canvas and I’m not big on the look of canvas on sofas. Above, it is shown in sage. I love everything about it, the single cushion seat, the arms, the legs, well almost everything except that it’s sitting in a DWR showroom right now and not in my living room…

Fresh Green FurnishingsIf it’s pattern you crave, Urban Outfitters has a ton of new furniture in, one being this great little green pillow top settee in a lattice print. Lattice is huge right now, have you noticed?

Fresh Green FurnishingsFresh Green FurnishingsFor something a little more girly, try this fainting sofa in juicy green apple. Here are a few picks from Brocade that ooze with femininity and charm. All green and glorius… A tufted bucket chair in pear, or a hand-carved curve back chair in stem.

Fresh Green FurnishingsOr perhaps you want to add a moss green silk regency headboard to your bedroom. This would look lovely with crisp white bedding (the chocolate satin bedding urban’s shows it with is hid-e-ous, don’t click here whatever you do – it’s like a 60’s one-nighter hotel.) But the headboard works, I love the shape. If you prefer cleaner lines, but still want a touch of glam, try their velvet apple green headboard instead.

Fresh Green Furnishings
The chippendale chair in lime, from Jonathan Adler is perfection on 4 legs. If you’re a Chinese chippendale fan, Tonic Home has a great outdoor bench (not shown) in sage (free shipping!).Not sure if you shop Ballard Designs, I’m part of their designer’s program and I’ve placed several orders with them for clients. Almost all of their soft furnishings are available in a range of fabrics and patterns, several patterns have green as the dominate color. I really like the lines of this Chatfield chair.

Any green furnishings that you’d like to suggest?

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6 Comments

  • Reply Erin T March 16, 2007 at 5:27 pm

    I really like that Strut table in the olive green. We are in the market for a new desk and desk chair. I haven’t found a desk that is quite right so I’m starting to think about getting a table instead and buying a separate rolling file cabinet versus a desk with one built in. I’ll have to put this table on my short list – I love that it is powder coated steel!

  • Reply mcaplan March 16, 2007 at 5:34 pm

    THAT FAINTING SOFA IS GORGEOUS!!
    I would love that in my living room!! Oooohhhh!

  • Reply SweetJen March 17, 2007 at 3:24 am

    That fainting sofa is *delicious*! Wow. Where was that when we bought our (also yummy but more neutral green) sofa? lol

    In another of my famous insomniatic nights, I saw a show on HGTV where, while the house was a disaster, she’d painted these 70s-style bookshelves a mouthwatering limey-appley green. It turned what must have been a bit of a ‘downer’ piece of furniture into something really terrific.

  • Reply allyson V March 18, 2007 at 1:57 am

    love that painting over the olive strut table – can anyone identify the artist? Its exactly the kind of thing I’ve been looking for for my living room’s empty walls….

  • Reply Erin T March 18, 2007 at 4:34 pm

    allyson – I’m glad you asked this. I was just looking at a very lonely blank wall in my living room and thought about this painting. I hope somebody knows who the artist is!

  • Reply Anonymous March 20, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    I like the Strut table, but the chair in front of it…now you’re talking! Where can I find it?

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