greening it into fall

IMG_0849 As summer is fast fading away, and can I say it has been a crazy summer. Hot weather, fun in the sun, being one with nature. As I start to put away my clean crisp summer clothing filled with tons of color…one color that I know I can wear in fall, winter, spring and summer and that is green, all shades !. At work I have  concept board that I do try to update as often as I can, this concept board I created was Kelly Green. All fabrics are from #kravet, #gastonydaniela and #benjaminmoore paint. I added some prints with navy blue which by the way I think is the hottest color for fall, cobalt blue. But that will be another entry soon I promise! The color green is everywhere, nature- plants, trees, grass…to be it is outside living. We have green paint, jewelry, pillows, art work, shoes, purses, interiors, carpet, hair, nailpolish, clothing and even cars. My bestie who I went to FIDM with Cassie sent me this photo and thought of me..very appropriate to post this in this blog.. (photo credit- Cassie) you can paint your front door to give your space a personal touch. seen below.

mint green door

The color of the year 2013 was emerald green, does everyone remember when fashion and interior created spaces in emerald green, I do believe that is when Oz came out Emerald City..follow that yellow brick road to get back to Kansas.  Well even thought it is 2015 getting ready for 2016…the color green is still strong! There may be different shades of green but it is all part of the color green. ( all images are from google image)

Kate Spade 2015 summer
great nail polish for fall/winter- OPI Here today Aragon Tomorrow

Jonathan Adler for Kravet. Green, white and navy

This has to be one of my favorite fabrics from Jonathan Adler for Kravet…It is so fresh, sophisticated, and it screams preppy!  To complete the green inspirited interiors I would use Benjamin Moore Paint – Clover Green

2034-10 -clover green

When designing a interior that has some sort of green in it just remember what the color green does to a room, there is a whole color meaning of green, posted below:

Green is the color of nature. It symbolizes growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility. Green has strong emotional correspondence with safety. Dark green is also commonly associated with money.

Green has great healing power. It is the most restful color for the human eye; it can improve vision. Green suggests stability and endurance. Sometimes green denotes lack of experience; for example, a ‘greenhorn’ is a novice. In heraldry, green indicates growth and hope. Green, as opposed to red, means safety; it is the color of free passage in road traffic.

Use green to indicate safety when advertising drugs and medical products. Green is directly related to nature, so you can use it to promote ‘green’ products. Dull, darker green is commonly associated with money, the financial world, banking, and Wall Street.

Dark green is associated with ambition, greed, and jealousy.
Yellow-green can indicate sickness, cowardice, discord, and jealousy.
Aqua is associated with emotional healing and protection.
Olive green is the traditional color of peace.

Here are some green interiors: all shades of green.. (all images are from google)

we all can bring a little of Dorothy into our lives

lions..tigers..animal prints!

Animal prints, animal skins have been around for a lifetime. Back in the Roman days when the winter was cold and the Gladiators would fight wars in winter they would always have fur animals around them to keep them warm and food in their bellies. In this day and age we have PETA, do not get me wrong I am all for stopping animal cruelty and the mis treatment toward animals. That is why I like animal prints and faux leather printed animal skins. This does not hurt any animals and since it will be coving your ottoman, sofa or chair, it is kid and human friendly. Above in the animal print mixture of fabrics that are from Kravet, these are either woven or printed they are not real animal skins. All of these fabrics would be great pillows, ottomas, chairs and even bar stools. I was never a fan of animal prints but they are starting to grow on me. Now in Fashion, major fashion such as one of my favorite fashion houses, Roberto Cavalli.  the most use of animal prints to show off the sexy side of fashion. ( all images from google image)

Roberto Cavalli




How you can use animal print in your interior life