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Friday, March 15, 2013

Gushing Over Green!

While I normally don't care what the " in" color is for any given year,  I must admit to being quite smitten, once again, with emerald green. I'm sure there has already been a deluge of posts done about the "color of the year", but since life and work has kept me away from blogging, I just couldn't resist.  If for no other reason than to be able to refer back to these gorgeous images often!

When I was about 8 years old I was given an emerald green long robe that looked like velvet, though I am quite certain  wasn't. It had a row of gold buttons with green satin loop fasteners that went half way down the front- much like the buttons often found on the back of a wedding dress. It was a total pain to pull the robe over my head and fasten each button, and the static electricity that ensued was a sight to behold on my very long hair, but I loved that robe. It was the first time I can recall feeling glamorous.
This dress  by Ralph Lauren and is very similar in style to a dress I wore to a high school Winter Ball.  Of course the neckline was not plunging and it was definitely not satin! Mine had a matching shrug (only it wasn't called that in the 70's?) with bell sleeves with a little lettuce ruffle. This would be the glamorous grown-up version.

These earrings, from Christies, are among the most beautiful earrings I have ever seen!
 I would wear these with the Ralph Lauren dress.
Occasionally I will meet someone who says they don't like green! It always takes me by surprise that anyone can dislike a color so prominent in nature? I think so often it's more about a particular shade of green. But if it so happens you're having a little emerald envy, like me,  here's a sampling of my fantasy shopping!

Jump in,  it's going to be a beautiful ride...

I'm not a big sports car enthusiest, but the color could persuade me otherwise. However, a green SUV would make me dance a little jig- putting it on the list for my next one!

I'm am obsessed with green barns now and could devote an entire post to them!

E-bay find-  OZ for your tabletop!

Williams-Sonoma Home. The little green faux shagreen box now sits on a table at my house!

Actress Kate Bosworth. Dress designer unknown.

An emerald cut emerald, doesn't every woman want one?

Kelly Wearstler. In real life I could only handle one wall of this tile.

I've had this saved for so long- anyone know who to give design credit?

Not exactly in the emerald category, but I think I could make it work!

Tory Burch. I think I will always be in love with her living room, especially the upholstered walls!

Beacon Hill

Frank Webb

I really, really want this console.  More than the Porsche-way more!

Oh, and Happy St. Patrick's Day too!


  1. Lovely greens, just in time for St.Patrick's day and my b-day. I would love a green shake and an emerald.

  2. I love green, Rebecca. It has always been my go-to color although I have had different shades of green in different homes/times. I had a deep green velveteen robe that I just wore out. xo Diana

  3. Love all of the beautiful green inspiration, and that first still my heart! Did you get my rambling voicemail?

    Talk soon,

  4. Happy St Patricks Day to YOU too!! Loved this post. I am with you about trends, but I am loving the emerals and I am adding a little bit to my home this year. I am getting my new sofa today for the family room and I am beyond excited!! Blue ticking stripe will be the base of the room with a touch of emerald in pillows. So fun!!
    so glad to see your post today. I miss your post!!
    xo Kathysue

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  6. What a pretty all the green especially the way the blue and white vases look next to the rich green walls..stunning!
    Happy Patricks day to you as well..enjoy your weekend.

  7. SO agree, green is more of a natural neutral, how could you dislike it. Such lovely images here.. the emerald cut emerald? Irrestible!

    have a great weekend.

  8. Someone doesn't like green? Amazing! Green is such a relaxing color to me. This is a stunning post and now I can't seem to get that green barn out of my head. I wonder why barns are always painted red when the green looks so fabulous.

    Happy St. Patrick's Day Rebecca!


  9. I was never a green personuntil THIS color hit the scene, front and center, bold and beautiful. I love love it! Emerald all the way.
    xo Nancy

  10. This is a perfect post, especially with the new Oz movie being out. All of this green takes me right to Emerald City. I actually have a beautiful green decorative bird cages on my porch that I found at a yard sale this weekend.

  11. The design credit for the room is Miles Redd. It was for an Oscar de la Renta Home Showroom.
    The design credit for Kate Bosworth's dress is Tom Ford.

    Sandy K


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