Award-winning design firm Sarah Vaile Design created this fabulous living room for a young family with children. When Vaile’s clients purchased a vintage brick home, Vaile sought to update the interior significantly, while remaining true to the spirit of the house’s history. A cozy yet formal living room was on the top of her clients’ wish list. When she met with her clients, they were initially hesitant about her plan.
“My clients wanted pops of green and animal print but didn’t think I would suggest painting a whole room green. I pushed them to take a design risk and we are all thrilled with the end result.”
Webster Green, Benjamin Moore (HC-130):
This green works well in different settings from traditional to minimal. It’s lovely on kitchen cabinets or in a masculine den.
Salamander, Benjamin Moore (2050-10):
This green-black moody hue is gorgeous and is a go-to for many designers. It’s perfect for creating a deep richness.
Green Smoke, Farrow & Ball (#47):
This deep blue-green color is not as bright as a Kelly green but it is more intense than a khaki. It’s the perfect dose of green without being overbearing.
DESIGNER TIP: Painting the walls and woodwork the same color in a small space makes everything blend together. Your eye doesn’t know where to stop, so the space appears much larger.
Wallpaper is the perfect way to add a punch of color and pattern to your space. Don’t want to commit to papering the whole room? Consider papering the back of a bookshelf as an easy and inexpensive way to achieve a similar look and feel.
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