{colour inspiration: sea green & summer white}





mrsblandings2. . . a kelly green cashmere cardigan from a lifetime ago aside, not often drawn to shades of green — that is — until happening upon these serenely elegant rooms overflowing with prettily patterned chaises and ruffled bed linens, elegant topiaries and cascading bouquets — and suddenly — the shade is as a fresh the summer air just before an early august thundershower, and believe am now quite enamoured with this perfect shade that hangs somewhere just between chartreuse and the leaves of gardenias . . .

{p.s.} more inspiration:
* spring greens
* chartreuse & velvet
* green & white stripes

{images: photography by casey sills for veranda, july/august 2001 via mrs. blandings — thanks ever so much, felicity!}

21 Notes
  • Beautiful! I didn’t know green would look so good with white.

    clothed much, a modest fashion blog

  • SO beautiful. I absolutely love that dining room. In fact, I could see it subbing in for my dream dining room, which currently consists of cream walls, cream chairs with navy blue seat covers, and one accent wall of wallpaper with birds {and splashes of navy}. I am not at all a fan of baby blue or any other kind of blue in the home, but navy just does it for me. And now, clearly, so does kelly green!

    How was NYC, sweet pea?

  • And this is why your the best! Once again, another set of unbelievable breath taking images! The green and white is so crisp, clean and natural looking with the beautiful green plants, very elegant! And I LOVE the fabric! Thank you again for posting such amazing images. Roseline you are FANTASTIC! Your blog is such an inspiration to me, I truly enjoy it! Thanks for your hard work, It’s truly appreciated. Hope your having a lovely weekend! :)

    God Bless,

  • very elegant!!!!

  • The touches of green here are so perfectly restrained and refined!! Gorgeous.
    Nancy xo

  • Love the summer white.

  • Green was never one of my favorites either but these rooms could definitely convert me! How divine.

  • The dining room chair seats just pop like jewels when the setting is a white room. It’s such a refreshing summer color scheme!

  • Are you in NYC, kitten?! Welcome!! xo

  • So fresh. Amazed that your eye is not so often drawns to greens. So serene, so peaceful. Healing even. Jx

  • Hmmmm….green and white, so crisp! LOVE

  • can anyone tell me where i could find a chaise similar to the one in the first shot? its exactly what i’ve been looking for!

  • Loving the crisp contrast.

  • FXOX said...

    Dear Roséline, totally my pleasure, Love Jill’s comment above – she makes me laugh:-)

    Hugs FXOXO

  • Sooo lovely! :)

  • I used to think this look was elegant until I had a baby and now it just looks unliveable {sigh}

  • Love that color green. beautiful images.
    Teresa (Splendid Sass)

  • – My dreams are filled with soft, mossy-green dells and feathery, verdant ferns. Green; so fresh with white and then –later– so spectacular with mahogany.
    You’ve inspired me gather an armful of ornamental grass to fill the vase beside my bed…

  • That green and white fabric is fabulous!

  • I just adore living with a clean crisp color palate. There’s something so soothing about it, so clearly this speaks to me!! LOVE!
    xo tash

  • Beautiful images. I love the hint of green to the rooms.

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