So you all know I adore blue, but lately I have been having a love affair with green. Weirdly, its a color I actually avoided in the past, but now I find it popping up in the interiors we design. It started with grassy green lounge chairs in a family room, then a limey curved headboard in a bedroom, and now we are doing an olive velvet sofa in a formal living room. This green velvet sofa is going into a room that has very little color- mostly blacks, whites, grays and camel- so it will really be a special piece. I love the idea of anchoring a room in one colorful piece and letting textures, shapes, layers and a few great pieces of art create the rest of the intrigue. Trust me, this room will be anything but bland and I can’t wait to share it with you guys. In the meanwhile, here is the some of the inspiration we used during the design…
It started with Lauren Liess’ green velvet sofa. No one works green better than Lauren. I never considered it as a neutral before seeing it in her home.
The sofa we are using will be closer to this color. The room has a lot of dark woodwork, so we didn’t want the green to be too dark.
I love how this room pairs green velvet with a modern brass coffee table.
We will be doing this, but the base will be more antiqued and we designed it custom(!)
I love how green velvet pairs with these ebonized ming chairs.
I couldn’t talk my client into this seating, but I did convince her that the room needed something Asian.
We will be doing black lacquered Chinoiserie chests instead. Yummy!
The sofa will be in front of a big bay window, just like this one.
We were inspired by the modern mix in this room by Nicole Cohen.
Out space will be more traditional, but will have some key modern pieces mixed in.
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So that’s just a taste of our inspiration and a few ways you can work a green velvet sofa.
As for our project, we will be re-tiling the fireplace next week, then painting, then grasscloth, then the first round of furniture!
I’ll probably share a few peeks on instagram. Just need to pick the perfect hashtag for the project 😉