GREEN

GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN MOMENTS

A FEW OF OUR FAVORITE GREEN INTERIOR DESIGN INSPIRATION

Photo by Lindsay Guido/iStock / Getty Images

Photo by Lindsay Guido/iStock / Getty Images

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day weekend… while many are out drinking green brews, gathering around green rivers (Here’s looking at you, Chicago!) and hoping for the best of lucks - I am reminiscing over some of my favorite green moments with design. To be totally honest, it looks like a large amount of them deal with green velvet…

GREEN VELVET CHESTERFIELDS

There are two things that my design soul loves, and here I get to combine them all. A classic chesterfield + a juicy green velvet. Life, complete. Paired with the colorful antique area rug and its the perfect situation of color, traditional elements and modern whimsy.

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography :: Seamus Payne

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography :: Seamus Payne

CHARTREUSE GREEN DRAPERY

What a fun space this is - silky chartreuse drapery with a pop of magenta on the leading edge. The beautiful green and magenta was delicately sprinkled throughout the rooms offset with rich black walls.

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography:: Native House Photography

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography:: Native House Photography

CHIC CEO OFFICE

This CEO’s office is anything but boring, this super amazing sofa is like sitting on an emerald cloud, pure heaven. I love how the entire room jives so well with the antiques, color, layers of art all while not distracting from that amazing city view!

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography:: Seamus Payne

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography:: Seamus Payne

WILLIAM MORRIS WALLPAPER

What would a conversation about design be here, without at least one wallpaper showcase?! I LOVE this classic William Morris pattern wallcovering in this home office. The shades are green are so beautiful with the pops of orange hues.

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography:: Seamus Payne

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography:: Seamus Payne

OUTDOOR SPACE AT MANDARIN HEIGHTS

This tile for the outdoor space at Mandarin Heights makes us think of an abstract take on the forever famous banana leaf motif.

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography:: Seamus Payne

Lisa Gilmore Design | Photography:: Seamus Payne

GREEN VELVET SECTIONAL

So, this may come as a surprise to you… (or maybe not at all!) But my personal home has velvet of its own. Everyday I walk into my living room I love this green velvet sectional finished off with the perfect antique brass nailheads. Double bonus - it’s ultra comfy, too!

Lisa Gilmore Design

Lisa Gilmore Design

I’m always inspired by my surroundings for design - there is something about the fresh green hues that our lovely mother nature has to offer that allows my heart to flutter and feel extra inspired for our projects.

So how do you take your green? Would you implement it into your home environment or would you rather keep it in your festive beer?

With love & design-y dreams,

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Admiring green nature  Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC Canada

Admiring green nature

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC Canada




LIVING COLORFULLY

There is just something about a colorful environment that makes my heart so happy. Combine that with pattern and other fun elements and I am one happy designer!  

Sometimes I let my imagination run wild and just create spaces to feed my design cravings.  

 

A colorfully chic entryway  

I personally love the idea vibe of this space. Black and white stripes, paired with leopard print and floral, pops of bold color, including the ceiling. Regal furniture pieces mixed with more modern elements make this room exciting and not too traditional or too modern.  

So what do you think? Would you ever dare to live this colorfully? Share your thoughts! 

EARTH DAY INSPIRATION:: GREEN HOMES

On Earth Day, nothing is more appropriate than looking at some modern homes that are also eco-friendly.

Thanks to ever evolving technology, today we don’t have to choose between looks or sustainability and when those two get together in a beautiful green design, we can’t help but stop, stare and admire.

Like this home in California that has drought-resistant grasses planted on its flat rooftops to provide passive cooling and hidden solar panels that provide enough electricity to operate the entire home.

Photo Credit:  One Kind Design

Photo Credit: One Kind Design

Photo Credit:  One Kind Design

Photo Credit: One Kind Design

In this Singapore home made with bamboo, outside and inside areas come together into one, giving every room lots of natural ventilation instead of relying on energy wasting air conditioning.

Photo Credit:  Design Rulz

Photo Credit: Design Rulz

Photo Credit:  Design Rulz

Photo Credit: Design Rulz

Photo Credit:  Design Rulz

Photo Credit: Design Rulz

And this house in Croatia allows for plenty of natural light to come in, saving energy on electricity.

Photo Credit:  Fresh Home

Photo Credit: Fresh Home

In this house in India every room is open on two sides for a breeze and sunlight to come in. The pool also uses rainwater stored in a 60,000 liters water tank and most of the materials in the home’s construction were recycled.

Photo Credit:  One Kind Design

Photo Credit: One Kind Design

Photo Credit:  One Kind Design

Photo Credit: One Kind Design

Just like in this home in Australia that is made with reclaimed wood…

Photo Credit:  Decoist

Photo Credit: Decoist

Photo Credit:  Decoist

Photo Credit: Decoist

And this one in Portland that has upcycled beams.

Photo Credit:  Hammer and Hand

Photo Credit: Hammer and Hand

Green never looked so good!

INSPIRATION :: A DIFFERENT TAKE ON THE IRISH PUB

Saint Patrick’s Day is around the corner and the holiday immediately brings a few images to mind, the color green and Irish pubs being some of them. Our glam inclination, however, has us dreaming not of the rustic, busy corners of dive bars but the way that other places have taken the charm and character from Irish drinking joints and translated them into more modern, sleek and clean designs.

Like this emerald hued space that makes you want to order a drink by the bar stat…

Or the award winning design for The Lost & Found bar that took the coziness of an Irish pub and made it way more elegant with modern lighting and seats.

How in this home, a vintage industrial bar cart in a basement man cave is just the right amount of unpolished along with an exposed brick wall leading up to it.

And how these super modern restaurants took the classic leather Irish pub booths and green velour fabric and made them so chic with variations. 

Very different from the classic St. Patty’s spots but just as inviting. Cheers!