A couple of 50 degree days have kindled hope that spring is around the corner in the Northeast. Crocuses have already appeared in New York, but in Boston the ground is still frozen. To paraphrase Warren Buffett, if we wait for all the swallows to arrive, it will be too late to start spring decorating. So today’s 14 interiors with green rugs and fresh spring colors will help you get a head start with great ideas for designing interiors that make you happy.
Make a sunroom feel cool, refreshing and relaxing by painting the walls green, the woodwork white and pairing it with a rug that brings a happy energy such as the Ferncroft needlepoint rug chosen by designer Allison Paladino this oceanfront Palm Beach house.
“The sunroom is gutsy, but the room is actually quite relaxing because I restricted the palette to green and white to create calm,” Paladino told House Beautiful, “If I’d added another color the room would be jarring.”
The Ferncroft needlepoint rug’s white, cream and greens brings a happy, calming and refreshing energy to a room. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Create a happy living room that is also sophisticated: Combine mid-century modern furniture in springy yellows, lilacs and pinks and make everything pop by placing them on a dark brown rug that has accents of green, yellow and purple as this Istana oriental rug in a luxurious handmade cut and loop texture. For sources and details click here. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Create a happy, young energy by juxtaposing pink, white and salmon on a green rug. Tie the room together by connecting the detail colors in the rug with the fabrics and wall colors. This room illustrates how: The brown piping on the sofa picks up the brown in the rug while the white in the rug connects with the white sofas, walls and ceiling. Dark brown and black accents heighten contrast and drama.
Connect a garden room to the outdoors with a cream and green geometric rug such as this Bamboo needlepoint rug. Complement the geometric pattern of the rug with floral drapes and introduce sunny yellows for warmth and crisp whites for contrast. Add layering and interest with accessories in different shades of green and white and a mix of textures. Room designed by European Home.
The Bamboo needlepoint rug is handmade with handspun yarn and has a linen-like texture. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Create a calming and chic bedroom with crisp white fabrics, green geometric rug, green walls, white ceiling and white accessories as in this Meg Braff designed room. Pickled white wood four poster bed adds a natural touch.
The Sigma FC oriental rug is handmade with handspun wool in a luxurious cut and loop texture . Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Create a Zen feeling as Koch studio did by mixing weathered woods, hand beaten metals, sophisticated furniture and a damask patterned rug in tonal shades of fresh greens as this Como FG oriental rug which adds a luxurious handmade cut and loop texture. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Create an elegant living room by mixing a crystal chandelier, Art deco table, French chairs, rustic panels and an elegant cream and green geometric rug such as the Bombay CG needlepoint rug in this Frank Babb Randolph designed room for the Washington Design Center.
The Bombay CG needlepoint rug is handmade with handspun yarn and has a linen-like texture. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Create a chic look by mixing antiques with a cream and green geometric rug as in Tory Burch’s Rodeo Drive flagship showroom. Create a calming atmosphere by restricting the color palette to greens, creams, blue, white, yellow and gold.
The Undersea Mosaics needlepoint rug was inspired by ancient Roman mosaic floors. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Sea-blue and green are complimentary colors that work together to create calming and energizing feelings in a room. In this Koch studio designed living room the walls and floors are painted sea blue to complement the Medici oriental rug which brings a luxurious handmade cut and loop texture to the space. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Create a sophisticated European atmosphere by layering shades of grey-greens, yellow greens, gold and cream as in this Kara Childress designed ballroom in River Oaks, Houston. An Aubusson rug complements French antique furnitures capped by a magnificent crystal chandelier. A red floral arrangement creates pop.
A grey-green Aubusson rug pulls together pale pink sofas and gold and cream accessories in the Kara Childress designed music room in Houston.
Juxtapose rough and smooth, modern and antique and pull it all together with a damask patterned green rug such as the Seville oriental rug which adds textural interest. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Create a calm and elegant atmosphere by pairing white upholstery and white walls with a green rug with white accents as in this dining room designed by Victoria Neale. Add yellow accents and wood tones for warmth and introduce a mix of textures.
Nothing says spring than a coral patterned rug in sea greens and sea blues as this Flowing Coral CG needlepoint rug. The design scheme shows how to create a light and airy dining room with cream and whites. Make the room feel warm and inviting by balancing the cool greens and blues with warm accent colors. For sources and details click here. Rug Design © Asmara, Inc.
Images courtesy of House Beautiful, Architectural Digest, European Home, Meg Braff and Tory Burch.