Gorgeously Green

Gorgeously Green

It seems as though I have colour on the brain with all of my posts this week.Today, I’m tempted by green.

Emerald green to be exact.

This specific shade has been quietly seducing me for some time.
I hadn’t really realized I was quite so smitten until I opened my Christmas gifts and noticed I had inadvertently asked for a green purse…
and green boots.
And just so you know, I hate matching shoes and purses so I’m kind of annoyed that I didn’t realize I was picking all green when I made up the list but so it goes.
 I’ve also purchased two pairs of greens shoes this month.
If you’re keeping score, that’s 4 emerald pretties in December alone.
On top of the fashion picks, I’ve also been eyeing green in decor…and that surprises me.
Up until very recently, I kind of hated green.
I think it’s the new vibrancy and richness of the colour that’s got its hooks into me.
It’s quite glamorous and god knows, I love a little (or a lot) of glam.

I’m particularly fond of the this bold shade when its tempered with some black and white.
{pictures via Haute Design,  EmersonMade,  Coco and Kelley, Vogue Living Australia,
Delight by DesignHouse and Home, Bohemea, Flickr}
What about you…any green in your dreams?


  • Zondra Art
    Posted at 08:26h, 06 January Reply

    Beautiful, I love green colors!
    It would give me great satisfaction that you become my follower Christine:)
    Big regard and kisses from Croatia, Zondra Art

  • Chassity (Look Linger Love)
    Posted at 08:29h, 06 January Reply

    That green leaf wallpaper image is fantastic. I’m kinda with you Christine, never thought much of green but loving more now. (I say that and I have some “pops” –kinda hate that word– of it in my home. But I most always lean towards greys, whites, blacks, navy, pink, blue…

  • things that sparkle
    Posted at 08:40h, 06 January Reply

    I really love a rich emerald green but I cant say I have any in my house. Aside from those faux malachite boxes (have you seen?, they are gorgeous)I’ve stayed away from green in my decor

  • Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms
    Posted at 08:55h, 06 January Reply

    I am SO into this green right now! I have been collecting images for a post, but I must say you have found better ones than me 🙂 Love that lacquered coffee table, velvet chaise and the desk chair. Time to move away from the teals and turquoises..

  • Aesthetic Alterations
    Posted at 08:55h, 06 January Reply

    I have a tiny bit of green in my life–a couple of rings and a gorgeous scarf. It’s a color that can easily overwhelm me–and turn my Irish-ness into a caricature–so I’ve learned to keep it localized to accessories. Because the truth is I owned a LOT of green clothes only a few years ago. As my sister said: What was I thinking? Not chic.

    It’s the color. I might as well be drinking absinthe when I’m looking at it! xo

  • Natalie
    Posted at 08:56h, 06 January Reply

    that green bathing suite is to die for!

  • Naomi@DesignManifest
    Posted at 09:27h, 06 January Reply

    Oh yes. I’ve had emerald/kelly green on my brain for quite a few months now. There is something about it that is so bold, yet preppy and clean too.
    I think I definitely like it in small doses best, as it does make such a pop. (No green tile bath for me!) I do love a green cabinet though!

  • Lovin That!
    Posted at 09:31h, 06 January Reply

    You have me thinking green! I love the curtains and wallpaper. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  • Revival
    Posted at 09:59h, 06 January Reply

    Green has always been a favorite of mine. Glad you are adopting it for 2011! Happy New Year! I know 2011 will only bring you more success. Can’t wait to see what you get in to 🙂

  • Brittany {Gallery No. Eight}
    Posted at 10:04h, 06 January Reply

    Stunning images! Reminds me of Keira Knightley’s gorgeous green dress in Atonement!!

  • coolkids
    Posted at 10:04h, 06 January Reply

    You sold me on emerald!:)

  • A Delightful Design
    Posted at 10:37h, 06 January Reply

    I can never get enough of green. And your new purse? Gorgeous! It seems to me that glam and jewel tones are making a come back and I’m loving every minute of it.

  • styleonthecouch
    Posted at 10:43h, 06 January Reply

    I have a dark green handbag that I love wearing with monochrome outfits – bit like the fashion version of your interior styling here!


  • Sara Mueller
    Posted at 11:01h, 06 January Reply

    I love all the pictures! But my fave are 9 & 10. Have a great day!

  • Mandi Smith T
    Posted at 11:13h, 06 January Reply

    Love this post. Every time I think of emerald green I think of a joke I have with my Mom. When I pull together something clever, she will say, “I hope she [meaning whoever we are talking about at the time] doesn’t go eco-friendly on you?!” which means “green” or “green with envy” or “way jealous!” She knows it always makes me laugh!! M.

  • Rachie @ A Chi Chi Affair
    Posted at 11:36h, 06 January Reply

    I’m a big fan of green especially bcause I’m a redhead so I love wearing it. I also have a great green colour on the walls of the kitchen/diner – its so vibrant for that space and I love it
    Rachie xo

  • Karena
    Posted at 11:49h, 06 January Reply

    Great images, from fresh, to elegant to rich, love the spectrum of color!!

    Art by Karena

  • Julie (brown eyed belle)
    Posted at 12:48h, 06 January Reply

    That picture of Scarlett is beautiful! She is one of my favorite Hollywood ladies 🙂 And that last image of all the retro women, that’s enough inspiration for a week!!

    Hugs! Xx

  • Wendy
    Posted at 13:09h, 06 January Reply

    that entryway is stunning!!! 🙂

  • Allison {Live Love Small}
    Posted at 13:21h, 06 January Reply

    i think emerald green is so elegant if used in the right way. i just got those green hunter rainboots about a month ago and am loving them…

  • Captivated by image
    Posted at 14:01h, 06 January Reply

    These are yet again beautiful images! I find emerald green the most attractive in an jewel or a dress but the particular green touches in these interiors are quite fabulous. Not sure though if I would get tired of it after a while…

  • Brandi
    Posted at 15:18h, 06 January Reply

    I’ve been collecting green images for some time now. I’m pretty sure, and you can quote me, that Emerald Green is going to be the next big trend…

  • Shannon @ What's Up Whimsy
    Posted at 15:23h, 06 January Reply

    You know what? I have never liked green in decor before, well at least in my own home, but then BAM! A couple of months ago, I had to have it! So, I purchased some green pillows. I now want to decorate my son’s room using Kelly Green accents, with black and white. Can’t wait!

  • A Flair for Vintage Decor
    Posted at 15:30h, 06 January Reply

    I love, love, love green!! Kelly greens and emerald greens are my favorite! Take care, Caroline

  • Tamara Nicole
    Posted at 15:55h, 06 January Reply

    Love those boots! This color is adorable:-)

    Pssst something for you on my blog!

  • shari @ little blue deer
    Posted at 16:54h, 06 January Reply

    Yup, love this! My living room is a deep olive green, and it’s gorgeous! And you’re right, when it’s paired with black and white, it’s sublime! XX!

  • Vintage is for Lovers
    Posted at 17:43h, 06 January Reply

    I have always loved the color green! It is really a color that compliments all the others! xo Samantha

  • Kitchen Improved
    Posted at 17:54h, 06 January Reply

    My fave is the green sofa. You just don’t see that bright emerald enough these days.

  • Lissa @ After Adornment
    Posted at 22:27h, 06 January Reply

    Green is my absolute favorite color!!! But, I was just looking around and noticed I haven’t used it much in my house….hmmmn. I guess I should start adding it. Green always adds life!!!

  • Moxie Maley
    Posted at 23:50h, 06 January Reply

    So glad to have found your blog – now following! I love, love, love green and have lots of it in my home…my green velvet sofa is the favorite!

  • Rachel @ Little Bits of Lovely
    Posted at 00:43h, 07 January Reply

    Beautiful post Christine! I adore green and especially love emerald & kelly shades. Pic #10 is my absolute favourite – the wallpaper is fab! xx

  • Debby
    Posted at 07:22h, 07 January Reply

    That desk is beautiful… love that photo. I was obsessed with yellow for a bit. I think that when you blog you are exposed to so much it allows your taste to keep changing and evolving! It’s great for the creative streak! Have a wonderful weekend, Christine. ox

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