In celebration of Pantone’s declaring emerald green 17-5641 as the color of the year for 2013, I searched through Architectural Digest and Pinterest for the 7 most beautiful rooms with green rugs, green walls and emerald green accents. A close study of these captivating interiors offers inspiration for designig interiors with distinctive personality with green rugs and green accents.
Alison Martin’s emerald green library for jewelry designer Elizabeth Locke’s estate in Virginia hunt country was inspired by a jade colored library Locke saw in Venice. The green walls have been trimmed with gold to add warmth as the blue toned green can be a little cold. The red, gold and beige Oushak rug picks up the pinks in the Turkish revival slipper chair. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
Timothy Corrigan’s dining room in his home in Los Angeles has green, yellow and gold Chinoiserie silk wall panels. An oriental rug in soft blue and pale bluish red is not color coordinated, and evokes old world style. Gold teapaper on the ceiling adds a glamorous touch. Image courtesy Architectural Digest.
Bluish green damask wall covering is warmed by a gold Chinese lantern and a yellow green rug with an emerald border band. A yellow Japanese tea pot sits on a green mid century modern coffee table surrounded by 1940’s chairs. Image courtesy Pinterest.
William Haines expressed an eternally fresh elegance by pairing green, yellow and gold silk Chinoiserie wall panels with a cream rug and cream and pale yellow fabrics on Chinoiserie chairs and sofa. Image courtesy Pinterest.
Jim Koch paired a pale abstract painting and pale bluish-green walls with a dark green and gold damask rug inspired by a 17th century Spanish rug. Image by Koch Studio.
An antique canopy sofa in blue-green silk with gold and pink trim is anchored by a soft green, cream and gold rug. Image courtesy Pinterest.
Baroque scrolls in cream and blue green walls frame a gold silk sofa in a romantic alcove. Antique French chairs sit on a needlepoint rug with a small repeating pattern. A blue silk brocade pillow pops against the yellow sofa fabric. We can almost hear Motzart. Image courtesy Pinterest.