Going Green

Lucky Charms

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

I don’t have a lick of the Irish in me.

The Irish Flag

I still think Jimmy Malay is still mad at me for asking why he had the Italian Flag in his basement.  A high school romantic interest, we were sneaking beer out of his basement fridge. I am sure I wouldn’t have been so confused  if I hadn’t had so many Mickey’s Big Mouth Beers.

The Chicago River

But after spending so many of my formative years in Chicago, a city that treated St. Patty’s day like a National Holiday I’ve come to embrace the day.

Green Clovers

Photo: www.99traveltips.com

Green also happens to be my favorite color!

Bring it On!

Fornasetti Wallpaper

Buy it here: Fornasetti Wallpaper

Peter Dunham Fig Leaf Chair

Photo: Peter Dunham/Hollywood at Home

Lily Lodge Bonsai Tree

 Buy It Here: www.lilylodge.com

Ditte Sofa Anthropologie

Buy it here: www.anthropologie.com

C Wonder Ikat Dinnerware

Buy it here: www.cwonder.com

kelly wearstler green bathroom

Photo: www.kellywearstler.com


Photo: Yves Saint Laurent


Buy it here: www.jewelista.com


Photo: Miles Redd

dorothy___light_mediumBuy it here: Hillary Thomas Designs

Green and Navy Kid's Bedroom

Photo www.elledecor.com

Green Place setting

Photo: www.pinterest.com


Buy it here: www.louisvuitton.com

Hermes_Green_CarouselBuy it here: www.latestrevival.com


Buy it here: www.amara.co.uk


Buy it here: www.leontinelinens.com

Leanne Thornton Green Dining Room

Photo: Leanne Thornton Designs

89 Woman in Green Dress

No. 89 Women in Green Dress: Picasso


Photo: www.sandiegosugar.com


Don’t Forget Your Green and Irish Spirit!

xoxo Carrie

Hague Blue, I Love You!

Hague Blue

I think it may be one of my favorite paint colors EVER.

I keep waiting for it to be “over” or to find a room where the color doesn’t work and it continues to hit home runs.

 This color is proving to have great staying power.

I dare you to dislike it.

The art pops off the wall when installed on top of this dreamy blue paint.

Interior Design: Nate Berkus and Anne Coyle

Photo: Elle Decor

Miles Redd does it again with Hague Blue. It seems everytime I see a photo of a room I like with Hague Blue walls Miles Redd has designed it.  He’s consistent and I consistently love his work.

Interior Design: Miles Redd

 Photo: House Beautiful

Here is a flame stitch pattern painted in Hague Blue and another Farrow & Ball paint called Clunch. This wall treatment was created by Apartment Therapy’s Resident Colorist and fine painter Mark Chamberlin.  He developed this flame stitch pattern in conjunction with Haus Interiors (with a new store in my hood, that is a must stop shop).

Decorative/Fine Painter: Mark Chamberlin

Photo: Apartment Therapy

Hague Blue looks amazing on this front door. So inviting.

Photo:Eat The Earth Blog

 Once this ordinary chest was painted with Hague Blue it became an interesting conversation piece and not so ho hum.

 This photo has motivated me to do a little DIY Project!

Photo: You Paid More Than Me Blog

I am going to use Hague Blue on my boring, white hallway bench.

I think it will look great and will pick up the blue in the rug.

I think it will make this ho hum piece pop!

I’ll post “after” photos soon.

So what is your favorite paint color?

xoxo Carrie