I have chosen the colour green for the second in my series: Vintage Colour Inspiration. Each week I am choosing a colour and sharing some of my favourite items in the hue.
There is quite a bit of green in my home as it mixes so well with other colours, especially orange. As my kitchen is very orange (even the fridge) it needed another colour to calm all that citrus feel down. Step in the colour green. Overall the colour tends to be more of an olive colour to dampen down the brightness, seen in many pieces of my CathrineHolm collection.
We even have the skillet pan hanging on the wall.
There are then other green items in the kitchen such as this 1950s vegetable rack. We found this in a house clearance shop in two colours but couldn’t resist keeping one of them.
Joined onto our kitchen is a dining/lounge area that we use a lot in the summer as it overlooks the garden. This space is full of vintage Ercol furniture including our Studio Couch. We bought it with these green cushions on which we kept particularly as they are in such good condition. Here it is in our old home.
In this part of the room, my green art glass is teamed up with bright yellow and orange, fun styles such as the Chance Glass handkerchief vases. My favourite green piece has to be this Swedish glass piggy bank.
As I collect vintage cocktail glasses, of course I have some great green ones, None better than this art deco set which featured in my book, Style Your Modern Vintage Home.
Upstairs I have more green glass in my bedroom, this time teamed with purple to match the Sanderson FiFi wallpaper. This tends to be a darker shade as all the brighter green in downstairs. This tall vase I bought from a car boot sale in Brighton.
These two round vintage cushions sit perfectly with my modern ones on the bed.
The spare room is very pink but I have still sneaked in a few pieces in green. This medicine bottle belonged to my grandma and is especially tall compared to my other bottles.
And this very old planter also belonged to her, or maybe my Great Grandma (this is the oldest piece I have). It has all my hair flowers in…ever practical, me!
I also have some great, green fashion. My eyes are green so I feel green clothing suits me and it is a colour I choose regularly. For my birthday this year I received a green pair of clogs from Lotta from Stockholm.
This is just one of my vintage green dresses, worn here in Sicily earlier this Summer. It’s a 1960s maxi dress with silver trim with a side slit!
This green, American, 1960s, box bag is special as I used it at the register office part of my wedding, teamed up with a Jean Varon dress.
Do you have lots of the colour green in your home? What is your favourite piece?
p.s. I have been nominated for an Amara Interior Blog award which is amazing…I am so chuffed! If you like my blog, be a love and pop over and give me a vote! You can find my voting page HERE.
p.p.s Prefer the colour yellow? Check out last week’s blog where I featured this colourful hue!