Taking Inspiration from Nature

"The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day"

                                                                                     -Kenneth Patton 

 'Serenity' by Louann Brechler

'Serenity' by Louann Brechler

Be inspired by nature!  Talented Florida-based photographer and artist, Louann Brechler's photography above inspires us to bring the colors of nature indoors.  Let us show you how you can use greens and greys of nature to add a fun, modern twist to your interior...

 

 SW Light French Grey

SW Light French Grey

 SW Classic French Grey

SW Classic French Grey

 SW Outrageous Green

SW Outrageous Green

 SW Gauntlet Grey

SW Gauntlet Grey

Green can be so unexpected and yet so welcoming...

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Green is a great foil to the greys that are so popular in design today.  They 'talk' to each other... Greeen freshens up grey and grey calms green.  It works in modern, traditional, formal and quirky settings.

 

Dining Rooms and Family Rooms...

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Katie Ridder room below

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This is one of my favorite ways to see bright green used in a room.  I love a traditionally styled french chair with the upholstery in a surprising green.  Such a fresh twist!

Kitchens and Baths...

 Katie Ridder

Katie Ridder

Okay, it's not grey... but green looks pretty good with black in a bathroom!

 Greg Natale Interiors

Greg Natale Interiors

 view of the same kitchen from the dining room by Greg Natale Interiors

view of the same kitchen from the dining room by Greg Natale Interiors

Do you see what a great conversation grey and green are having here?!  Love the calcutta marble next to the green cabinetry.  Gorgeous and timeless.

 

a more contemporary kitchen in grey and green

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General Contractors

another Katie Ridder home... 

Bedrooms...

You don't have to paint an entire room Outrageous Green, sometimes a pop of fresh green really brightens up a room and gives it a polished finish.  

 Bernhardt Furniture

Bernhardt Furniture

Accessories...

Think of the greenery you add when the room is complete.  Plants always add that lovely gold green.

 Vagabond Vintage

Vagabond Vintage

 Scalamandre Chinese Gator Wallcovering

Scalamandre Chinese Gator Wallcovering

 Anna Griffin quilt fabric

Anna Griffin quilt fabric

 Bungalow 5 Brussels Lamp

Bungalow 5 Brussels Lamp

 Bretby Vase on Etsy AgeAgainstMachine

Bretby Vase on Etsy AgeAgainstMachine

Another pretty fabric-  this one by Allesandra Branca for Schumacher

 Elizabeth in Acid Green Greige by Schumacher

Elizabeth in Acid Green Greige by Schumacher

Picture any ornate mirror lacquered in outrageous green and hung on a beautiful classic french grey wall...

 SW Classic French Grey

SW Classic French Grey

 Christopher Guy Mirror

Christopher Guy Mirror

... or green can be lacquered onto a piece of furniture.

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 green small appliances in a kitchen gives it a fresh pop

one last photo inspiration from nature and Louann...

 Grayton's Glow by Louann Brechler

Grayton's Glow by Louann Brechler

We love this color palette!  Can you tell?  :)

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