I wiped away the weeds & foam. / I fetched my sea-born treasures home... Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Greening My [Blue] World ~ Earth Day

"Greenery" ~ Pantone's Color of the year for 2017.HERE  Recently I was asked to decorate  an imaginary room featuring Pantone's Color of the year Greenery, in honor of Earth Day.

Color of the Year 2017 - Greenery PANTONE 15-0343

This was a fun challenge from Douglas Elliman Real Estate ~ Florida and Pantone. Use the color of the year to decorate a fantasy beach home! I was inspired by our conversations about Hawaiian quilts. My dream is to own a Pineapple quilt, or make one, someday. My space would need to be tweaked into coordination, would it not?

Fantasy open plan beach room--living/ dining/ working/ relaxing area. As always, the walls are white, the floor white stained / bleached hardwood. Billowy white sheer curtains, white linen slipcovered sofas.

Could be a loft, an open plan gutted beach cottage, a brand new condo. A traditional home, even.  Our canvas is chalk white walls, white floors, white linen sofas. Chippy white cupboards.  

 My design palette has its focus of a bright yet softly soothing, cool "Greenery" green. I love the floral carpet on the right. It would anchor my green and white room.

Natural accents:

Lots of dense turquoise and cobalt.

Nautical finds and beachcomberdshells, below. The stripey rug would be used at least twice, under the dining table and by the front entrance. The cutie Crab rug would be under my computer desk, by my big windows with my treasured ocean view. The very traditional turquoise and lime toile would be table runners or napkins, not stuffy old-style draperies!

  Splashes of lemon yellow...

 and maybe an alternate accent of Mango coral. All the wonderful tropical fabrics would be throw pillows, easy to button on and off, for change of mood.

Lovely beachy candles from Bath and Body Works, graphic coastal artwork. I'd fill those turquoise pots with big indoor palms and ferns!

I love it! Now if only I could win the Lottery!

It's Earth Day this weekend. My town has a festival. This year we are getting free shopping bags since plastic bags will no longer be allowed. [OMG, whatever will Mo and I use?] It's barely 50* today, but in the city it's a balmy 70. Lovely. If I get off my blue and white island, I do see signs of spring, the oak trees along the parkways have the faintest lime green haze. By June "greenery" will have arrived, if only in my imagination. Do you like Greenery? Would you use it in your home?

Most photos from web, Pinterest. Fabrics from Fabric.com. Rugs from rugsusa.com.
 [btw I was in no way paid to do this post, i was a ''just for fun challenge]



gone to the beach....