Green for the Money; Gold for the Honey

I’m more of a neutral kinda gal but when it comes to color, I do love the look of green and gold together. It’s seen in nature (think flowers and trees) and has been incorporated into fashion and interior design. I am not quite bold enough to incorporate this color scheme into my own wardrobe or decor, but it is a color combination that works and is one that I can appreciate. Depending on the look you are after, it can feel traditional or very modern.green and gold color schemeOn another note….let me ask you something….Have you ever heard the phrase, “Green for the Money; Gold for the Honey”? It is the title of an album (yes, an actual record album) of 70’s and 80’s soul classics that was released in 2006. I’m not a fan of that genre of music but when trying to figure out what to title this post, for some strange reason that title came to mind. Go figure…

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HAPPY FRIDAY

Happy Friday! What do you have planned for this weekend before Valentines Day? I have been enjoying the rain these last few weeks but I will admit that I am really hoping Mother Nature provides a break tomorrow so Mr. B and I can go to the nursery to pick out a few new camellia varieties to plant in our front yard. I am also hoping to pick up my watercolors and do a little painting and finish making some reservations for an upcoming trip. R&R is always on my mind so Sunday night will be reserved for my ritual Sunday Spa Day. Other than that, let’s see what lies ahead. But for now, I will leave you with a few fun pictures from a home featuring happy colors in unexpected combinations to enjoy. Bright colors never looked so sophisticated. This is definitely a case of bright done right.! Happy weekend….xoxo.

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Images via House & Garden magazine.

TEAL ON TUESDAY

I mentioned in this post that I have a short bob haircut. A couple of weeks ago I received a fresh-cut with additional layers in the back. This time I decided to mix things up dramatically and have the layers dyed teal. Yes, TEAL. It’s not something most people would expect of me (I actually surprised myself) and seeing their reaction has been fun. In honor of my new hair color let’s have some design fun with teal, turquoise and peacock. teal-turquoise-peacock-via-revivingcharm_com-17about-revivingcharm_comteal-turquoise-peacock-via-revivingcharm_comteal-turquoise-peacock-via-revivingcharm_com-12teal-and-peacock-via-revivingcharm_comteal-turquoise-peacock-via-revivingcharm_com-13teal-turquoise-peacock-via-revivingcharm_com-5teal-turquoise-peacock-via-revivingcharm_com-14teal-turquoise-peacock-doors-via-revivingcharm_comteal-turquoise-peacockteal-turquoise-peacock-via-revivingcharm_com-11teal-turquoise-peacock-via-revivingcharm_com-1teal-turquoise-peacock-via-revivingcharm_com-3

THE SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE

I’m glad it’s Friday but where did the week go? 

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and find a way to stay cool. I have a busy weekend filled with home projects (installing a new light fixture), breakfast with a friend, a neighborhood party and running errands in between. I don’t have time to go to the spa but am hoping I can find time to do a facial and manicure at home. A mini spa day (or few hours) at home would be a relaxing treat. 

Enjoy your weekend and enjoy all the little things life has to offer… xoxo, v.
Optimistic/Approachable - I'm really drawn to this pop of color; handwritten font (prefer plain to cursive fonts though):

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photos via pinterest.

CELEBRATING COLOR: GREEN

I love saturated color and commend those brave souls that can work their magic and incorporate such a bold hue like green into their decor.  I play it safe and have the tenancy to gravitate toward more neutral colors when it comes to my own home. It think it’s because I like the flexibility of being able to swap out things when I get tired of them…which is often. But for now, let’s celebrate the color green. I actually love the color green and will continue to admire it from afar…

He had that curious love of green, which in individuals is always the sign of a subtle artistic temperament, and in nations is said to denote a laxity, if not a decadence of morals.”  — Oscar Wilde

Sometimes you just need to go for it and a library is a great room where you can have fun and be experimental with design. I love the hint of leopard pattern making this room a successful mix of classic and modern design.

If you need to ease your way into incorporating such a bold color then try using it as an accent.

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A glossy tile laid in a herringbone pattern will always catch my attention.

This traditional interior feels fresh and modern with a hint of red thrown into the mix.

Mother nature is always the best inspiration. I want to assume it is what dictated the choice of this stairway treatment.

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Green doors with beautiful iron detailing creates a wonderful first impression. It makes me wonder if the interiors are equally as charming.

This is a successful design where green is used as a pop of color to make a bold and classy statement. It’s definitely a place I would love to pull up a chair at.

What do you think about the color green. Love it or leave it?