Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Green Energy

Spring is starting to show its early signs here in Munich and everything is starting to come back to life.  I love this time of year where everything feels fresh and energetic again!  Here are a few green-infused tables settings, rooms and more...

{Brad Ford}
I love the organic feel of this setting.  This reminds me very much of San Francisco dining at its best:  very sophisticated, yet also natural and unintimidating.
Oh, and slate placemats...very cool. 
I think I'd add some chalk for some fun doodling by my guests during dessert!

This would be a really easy tablescape to make, using anything from
your garden or a nearby forest
It instantly spring wakes up the room!

{Enchanted Home Blog}

I wouldn't usually put blue and green together like this, but here it looks wonderful!

{Alice Lane}
This combination of chocolate brown and mossy green, mixed with a
variety of textures for interest, is always a winning combination. 

The dark wood is such a nice contrast to the soft greens...feels a bit colonial to me.
I have a similar chandelier (set on a dimmer switch of course) and I LOVE it!

Look at how pretty the greens are against the mercury glass - so nice.
I actually have a large green bottle similar to the one shown here,
purchased at the local flea market that I wrote about here.   
I am going to miss that market when we move back to the US!

I love how the green vase pops against the neutral sofa and the ikat pillows.
This image inspired me to hunt down some ikat fabric on our
trip to Turkey that I blogged about here.

{IMAN Home}
I'd love to do a bolster pillow in this fabric for a guest room, teen girl's room or office.

{Belgian Pearls Blog}

I love the subtle European elegance of this table setting...
{restoration hardware}
 Green always looks great with linen - it's the earthiness that they have in common.  I'd add a bit more interest though with some pillows, maybe in this fabric:

{Michael Devine Home}

The green grasses in front of the fireplace bring the room to life. 
Without it, the room would fall flat.

{Coastal Living}
 I'd love to do a spring-inspired room similar to this one, but I would
add a bit more brown and this Ophelia fabric:

{Calico Corners}

OK, I know this room is mostly black and white,
but how stunning is that foliage outside the gorgeous window?? 
I would love to have this room to one side of my entryway. 
It's a good reminder to keep in mind how the outdoors "decorate" our interiors, too!

Happy Spring!


Anonymous said...

love all the spring green images...I'm waiting for spring here but it's not happening for another month, yet...we still have a lot of snow..
thanks for the inspiration...

Linda in AZ * said...

* Good morning BJD, from Linda in the glowing desert of Arizona~~~

Just "found" your blog thru Greet's always-fascinating blog, and am soooo glad I stopped by... I will DEFINITELY be a "regular" to your fab site here!

I noted you live in Munich? We lived in Germany, off & on for 18 years... Garmisch-Partenkirschen was and IS our VERY FAVE SPOT on EARTH, so we've been to, and driven thru, Munich well over 100 times, as well as enjoying Oktoberfest there with visiting guests thruought the years... LUCKY GIRL you are to BE so close to "GAP"!!! We used to adore sitting outside at the oh-so-charming POST HOTEL, all bundled up on the heated lounge chairs in winter after skiing, or hiking in the Spring & Fall... the Post Hotel's just soooo perfect for that!!!

Warmest wishes and sincere thanks for a terrific blog!

Linda in AZ *

Linda in AZ * said...

* P.S. I simply ADORE every pic you shared here~~~ "DELICIOUS"!!!!!! Thanks again, Linda *

The enchanted home said...

Wow Barbara..so many fabulous images..that first one is gorgeous...I love the earthiness of the setting but still very elegant. Thanks for the mention..I love those colors...so crisp and refreshing..ushering in the long awaited season of spring!!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Hi Barbara,
Love touches of green! And I was surprised to see my table setting her on your post!!


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