Monday, January 14, 2013

This Is How It Starts...


Would you believe me if I told you my interest in green came a few months before Pantone declared emerald as the color of the year?  It started with the remnant roll of smokey green fabric I found. Then I peeled off the book cover of California Country Style and was even more smitten.  A bit lighter than the fabric, it's very similar to the green in these Jasperware glasses I love.  So combined with a growing fatigue with the last five years of dark brown walls in my library/dining room, I'm planning a change.


So up went some sample patches of Farrow & Ball Calke Green and I think I'm about to take the plunge.  From BM North Creek Brown to a strong green - keeping all the trim and built-in bookcases in the room white.

Dark brown curtains will be replaced with something much lighter - maybe even a pattern.  The dining table and metal console are no longer here (these are old pics), replaced with our original dining table.
So, what do you think? Am a I crazy to want to go green?

21 comments:

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

I think green would be perfect in that room - particularly with all those gorgeous trees right outside your window. PS I have a set of those exact glasses in that color!

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Karen Albert said...

Michele the green really sets the backdrop for your art!

xoxo
Karena
2013 Artists Series

Katherine said...

When you are standing in the room looking at the vista through the windows the green walls will bring the outdoors in. Your dining room furniture will look so much richer in tone..... especially if you cover the seats in a creamy white like the trim.

My Garden Diaries said...

Nope! I think it will be rockstar!!! I love that color..it will add such a crisp richness to the room! Can't wait to see it!

Lauren said...

no not crazy at all!!! :) It's THE BEST!! It'll be beautiful in your house.
xoxo HAPPY 2013!!
~Lauren

Ginger said...

This is a wonderful Farrow&Ball green! My personal style is "Classic with a Twist" and I have always loved the colors of Imari porcelain. I must be "ahead " of the curve (or so I like to think!) - so I chose a lush Emerald green velvet for the tufted Chesterfield sofa in the library of my 1901 house. The walls are c. 1930 English knotty pine. Rich, warm and enveloping. Thrilled to hear that Emerald is...back!

René said...

Beautiful! I have always loved green as well.

pve design said...

I remember when you went brown and loved it and now I do think going green will certainly be a fresh change.
I always say "It is only paint!"
pve

Henhurst Interiors said...

I think it will be stunning. Especially if you change the curtains as well. I like the idea of a pattern, maybe something geometric.
All best,
Phyllis

helen tilston said...

Hello Michelle

I agree the green will look fabulous.

Have a wonderful week

Helen x

tokyojinja.com said...

Well you already know how into green I am! And nowhere better than the dining room!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

I can't wait to see it, Michele. I think this color will be fabulous and easy to live with.
Happy Tuesday.
Teresa
xoxo

Susie @ Maddie's Nest said...

I think it will be Fabulous. Go for it!

Nancy said...

YES! It's just paint, I always say. It will be fresh and brighten up your room. Good luck pulling the trigger, but I think you should.
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Boxwood Terrace said...

Easy for me to say, but go for it! You can always change it in another five years if you like.

therelishedroost said...

I cannot wait to see the transformation! That is one fabulous green, leave it to Farrow & Ball!!
xo Karolyn

Chez Laurel said...

No, you are NOT crazy! This is a beautiful green and I am delighted to see that you are willing to make a change, even though you loved the brown when you painted the dining room previously. Paint is just paint but color??? She is Queen and the Ruler over all of my design decisions!!!

A Perfect Gray said...

seeing your brown takes me back to the days when my lr/dr was brown...

go for the new green. youll love it..

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

That shade of green looks fresh and elegant. Looking forward to seeing more of the dining room!

ktgirl said...

I'm new to your blog, but want to tell you how much I love, love, the green in your pics. I had a chocolate brown room for years, did love it, but you're ahead of the curve in trying the greens you've put up. Emerald goes sophisticated!

Katie

cindy said...

I think green walls would be fresh and pretty. I use green in every room of every house we have ever lived in. We have linen panels in our bedroom in a similar fresh grassy shade that I just love.

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