I’m going to go way out on a limb here and be pretty original with a St. Patrick’s Day post. I know, I know– so out of the box. This year especially, we are seeing major movements towards green in the home. I’m really loving what some have done with bathroom and kitchen cabinetry, earthy and forest green velvet cushion covers and drapery, and if you’ve got the cash and a set of you know what- green velvet sofas & chairs in deep emerald and hunter greens, which are my favorite variation. Here’s what I’m talking about. If you ask me, it was the reveal of Cameron Diaz’s (love) new Manhattan kitchen circa 2013 that spoke to the interior world that, “Hey! Greens are cool, too…” this year they are finally taking over navy & blues as the ‘other’ alternative to all of the graaaay happening.
A fresh Ikea kitchenette (designer unknown):
One of my all time favorite designers & bloggers, Becki Owens did a lovely post at the beginning of the year, featuring this bold, evergreen kitchen:
A little too leprechaun-chic? You could try some softer versions as well. Sage greens with subtle gray and blue undertones work well in traditional or coastal homes. Especially paired with white, blond wood tones, and other natural elements. It’s actually really universal for pairing hardware as well! Many choose to go with the green/gold combo and use brass, but this kitchen right here looks pretty fresh and more contemporary and original with stainless or brushed nickel pulls!:
Here’s a beautifully executed, light and bright kitchen with a splash of calming color and those brass pulls from Instagram (source unknown) Note more combos of white, marble and lighter wood tones, and don’t forget the plants:
An absolutely lovely example in a laundry room! (where I find the most gold)
So it’s St. Patrick’s Day, and let’s say you’re definitely inspired by this “Green Movement” happening. Why not start a huge project and refinish all of your cabinetry, hardware and backsplash to coordinate while you’re at it?? Or why not drop a few bills on a green sofa that you’ll eventually make work with the rest of your current decor?! BECAUSE it’s the freakin’ weekend, we’ve got great weather (at least on the West Coast), and it’s time to get your big girl green panties on and celebrate the best in Irish culture! We can start working on the major green projects later… after the hangover.
I’ve rounded up my ideal look for a Friday-Sunday patio party celebration for your more realistic enjoyment and inspiration. And in true F+A fashion, everything looks better with a base of black, white and wood. Had some fun with mixed metals, too. Links below!
- A new patio umbrella that goes with errything in my house, to throw shade all year round.
- Classic Marble & Wood platter for snacks like Irish Chedda
- Knives to cut the chedda
- THE CHEDDA
- Sweet green hobnail votives
- A beautiful table runner that can be dressed up or down
- Salt & Pepper Shakers for your corned beef and cabbage
- A pot to cook your corned beef and cabbage…
- Awesome hand made, painted, glazed and gold leaf & planter pots (I’d fill mine with succulents and a maidenhair fern- despite what a pain in the ass this plant is to keep alive)
- Beer pint truth for your green beer or Irish stouts
- A few pairs of copper mugs to keep your Irish Mules cold to the N’th
- A full set of festively designed green, black & white melamine serving ware
So may your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door. Sending the luck of the Irish your way 🙂 have a great weekend! Slainte!