Got to Go Green

Green, it’s definitely the time of year to be celebrating this versatile colour, the hedgerows and gardens are bursting with it and boy does it make you feel fresh and alive.

I know you are normally used to me promoting the more monochrome of colour palettes but I do have a soft spot for green as does the interior world too at the moment, the botanical trend doesn’t seem to be on the wane at all.

Whether you go all out with wild wallpapers and clashing junglesque soft furnishings or introduce a softer olive toned paint to refresh a wall, Farrow and Ball and Little Greene are good places to go, or cover your sofa in an emerald green velvet it’s totally up to you.

The answer may not be in decoration at all but bringing the outside in, filling a space with plants of varying shades and sizes.  Creating a little green haven all of your own in pots and containers rather than paints and fabrics.  If you aren’t too successful in keeping these green babies alive then take a look at Rose & Grey faux botanical range, you’d be hard pressed to kill any of these.  There are also some rather good books currently out to help you achieve this look.

I do like a deep green especially when used well for instance in a kitchen, pair it with a hint of warm copper or gold. Be sure you like strong schemes though, you may tire of this quickly, maybe, maybe not.  Rich deep hues bring a sense of grown-upness to a room don’t you think?

Adding a pale green tile to a bright bathroom works equally well, or paint to base of the bath in a vibrant verdigris, which is easily updated without huge expense  when you fancy a change.

Then again it may just come down to a new chair and a plus green cushion or  a fresh linen duvet set to transform your space, I dare say once you start adding these little touches you’ll get hooked and that paint brush won’t be far away from getting in on the action too.

Of course I have dedicated green inspired boards on pinterest, who doesn’t!

Images ~ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14



A Wonderful Gift from Wallography


I have been a über fan of Wallography for some time now so I am utterly excited about a little  give away of sorts that I can offer to you my dear readers.  In collaboration with Wallography I can offer a 25% discount on purchases from the very stylish wall art store, you will find the special code at the end of the post, a perfect Christmas gift in the making.

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Wallography opened their online doors in 2013 with a vision to create art using scientific illustrations of the past and I think they are succeeding with huge aplomb.  The quirkiness and versatility of one of their beautifully illustrated charts creates such a wow factor and can be used in any scheme to great effect.



Above images ~ Wallography

You have many a category to choose from so the right chart for you is only a click away be it pure vintage pieces to botanical, zoology, fruits, trees, flowers even bugs.

I think any wall chart makes a statement, they are perfect for a child’s bedroom; with educational value thrown in as well as being ascetically pleasing.  They also look amazing in the bathroom especially if you go down the zoological route.  One of their darker botanical or fruit prints would brighten up a wall in a guest bedroom.





Above images my B for Botanical Pinterest Board

Such choice, and all you have to do is use this code Loveteawithruby at the checkout to receive your 25% discount.  Easy-peasy don’t you think!