Green

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, today’s post is all about green, my favorite color.   Green is one of the best colors to use in design, because it goes with everything.   Shades range from vibrant and energizing to calm and serene.  It also is the color found most in nature so it helps to bring the outdoors in and helps the view outside blend with interiors, making everything flow.

Green 1via Katie Rosenfeld

Green 2via Sarah Richardson

Green 3via Better Homes and Gardens

Green 4via Better Homes and Gardens

Green 5via Tom Stringer

Green 6via Anne Hepfer

If you love green but don’t want to have it to be a prominent element, bring the outdoors in.   Something as simple as a cut branch can go a long way.  In some case it can even make the room.

Green 7via Better Homes and Gardens

Green 8via Southern Living

Window Boxes

I am in the process of giving my home some much needed curb appeal.  I having been dreaming of having window boxes for way too long.  In my opinion, window boxes can take a homes facade from drab to fab instantly.  Well, maybe not instantly, plants are a big part of the appeal. 🙂  And between style, material, color, and a magical array of plants, the possibilities are endless.

Window Boxes 1via Quintessence

Window Boxes 2via The Foo Dog Ate My Homework

Window Boxes 3via Tales From Carmel

Window Boxes 4via The Micro Gardener

Window Boxes 5via Romancing The Bee

Window Boxes 6via Country Living

Window Boxes 7via The Lily Pad Cottage

See? Beautiful.  Unless of course, the plants are forgotten, and not watered. In that case, window boxes become a depressing eye soar.  With my track record of killing plants, perhaps window boxes are not the best idea for me after all.