MY FALL PALETTE: GREEN, GOLD, AND MARBLE

October 19, 2016

Decorating

I’ve never been big on orange or yellow, so when it comes to an autumnal palette I’m one to embrace the evergreen shades that survive the season – darker greens and dusty shades of olive that can easily transition to colder temperatures. Last fall I set the table with green and purple, and this year I’m embracing the warmth of gold and the organic variation of marble veins as perfect companions to fall greens. These warmer shades of green can be used anywhere, from the color on the wall to velvet upholstery, as you’ll find in the interiors below. The first image is a perfect combination of the three elements – with a sophisticated twist that’s oh-so European! See all the interiors and shop the look with each image with some of my latest finds from At Home.

Green living room from Dimore Studio via @thouswellblogGreen Chinoiserie cabinet from At Home on Thou Swell

It’s hard to believe this stunning space is a kitchen. Dimore Studio brings quiet comfort to the space with a daybed in front of the brass-clad kitchen island, and hides storage with a large armoire. The striking green of a vintage Kartell pendant light pops against the more muted shades of green in the room, but provides a focal point above the marble Saarinen dining table. The folding screen behind the table brings a touch of chinoiserie to the mix, hence the Asian-inspired details of this emerald cabinet.

Green cabinets with gold pendants in a modern kitchen via @thouswellblogMarble side table from At Home on Thou Swell

This striking kitchen (via Skona Hem) features a deeper shade of green on the cabinetry, with the pop of gold accents on the countertop and pendant lights providing warm focal points to the space. The counter-to-ceiling marble backsplash brings a subtle pattern to the room, balancing the bold solid color below the counter. The striking marble veins are featured prominently in this tiered ceramic side table or stool that could make a sculptural statement in any type of room.

Green velvet banquette in a modern dining area via @thouswellblog
Green hexagon ottoman from At Home on Thou Swell

This dining area feels completely retro, with mid-century Ceusca dining chairs and a tufted banquette in green velvet. It’s from a house recently featured in Milk Decoration, and the modern touches are prominent throughout the home. While the architecture is bright and open, the built-in banquette feels like a cozy retreat, and can seat many people! Bring the warm texture of velvet to your living room this fall to add a cozy, yet modern touch. This hexagon ottoman provides a geometric statement that’s just the trick!

Green velvet sofa with gold coffee table and statement art via @thouswellblogGold bamboo mirrored console table from At Home on Thou Swell

This striking vignette from Stephen Knollenberg features a stunning green sofa and statement artwork. The gold accents are carried from the art to the coffee table, a touch of warm metallic that doesn’t obscure the green behind it. Gold accent tables are a must (and don’t be afraid to mix metals in any room) – and these mirrored console tables are the perfect pieces for small spaces. Plus, their bamboo detailing makes them a versatile classic for any space.

Olive green bathroom with black clawfoot bathtub on @thouswellblogGreen geometric area rug from At Home on Thou Swell

The green walls and vintage rug in Jenny Komeda’s Southwestern bathroom (via Domino) are a great example of a contemporary fall palette. When grounded with a black clawfoot tub and a sleek marble sink, the space has all the right elements to feel fresh but inviting. Bring some fresh green, and a geometric pattern, to your living space or bathroom with this green area rug. The scale of the pattern is not too large and not too small so it provides just enough interest to liven up a room.

Which take on fall greens do you like best?

Kevin O'Gara signature on Thou Swell

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  • Three favourites! Green is definitely my color this year, and that olive sofa – is to die for!