Color Crush: Chartreuse Green

As we begin to experience the subtle shift in seasons, paired with the evolution away from all-white interiors, we look to color. One color always on our mind, and on our inspiration boards, is green. Greens range from bright lime to approachable pear, and we find ourselves in the middle: in the land of chartreuse.

For as long as she can remember, Beth Haley has gravitated towards the rich color of chartreuse green. “Chartreuse green’s fresh essence has always reminded me to stay true to who I am and not be afraid to be different,” Beth explains. “Like new, spring grass, chartreuse is a reminder of the newness that comes with each day. So, take each new day and express yourself, share your own uniqueness and surround yourself with what makes you happy.”

We aren’t the only ones gravitating towards green. The images below make a strong case for the use of this specific color. Join us in obsessing over chartreuse and add these images to your inspiration board — and we will be doing the same.

Color Crush: Chartreuse Green
Image: Le Hoboken via Claire Brody Designs

Bold color need not be reserved for accent pieces. Go bold, and bring color into any space in unexpected ways.

Image: The Wondersmith

The famed French liqueur is full of character — and color. Pour us a drink, please.

Color Crush: Chartreuse Green
Image: Reid Rolls for Beth Haley Design

We brightened this space by painting the ceiling and pairing the paint with fabric that matches.

Color Crush: Chartreuse Green
Image: CultGia.com

Incorporate color into all aspects of your life — including fashion.

Color Crush: Chartreuse Green
Image + Design: Sam Allen Interiors

We appreciate the pairing of chartreuse and orange. Sam Allen Interiors smart use of color and thoughtful pairing makes for a dramatic space.

Color Crush: Chartreuse Green
Image: Zetterman Garden Design via Gardenista

Looking to the landscape provides endless inspiration.

Color Crush: Chartreuse Green
Image: Amie Corley Interiors

We are taking note of Amie Corley’s use of green in floor-to-ceiling drapery and lusting after those hardwood floors.

By |March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Color Crush: Chartreuse Green|

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design

At Beth Haley Design, we fancy ourselves problem solvers. Beth, herself, is a master at searching for solutions. Whether it be devising a design suited for a large family or making the most of a small space, her ability to prioritize function without sacrificing style is something truly magical.

Beth’s commitment to flow and functionality is a result of her time spent getting a degree in interior design at Watkins College of Art and Design. “I always gravitated towards the nuts and bolts of creating a space,” Beth shares. “Interior design goes beyond decorating and I always start a project by asking the client how they use the space.”

Let’s look back on a handful of projects that showcase BHD’s commitment to functionality and creating livable spaces.

Mudrooms, Pantries, Laundry Rooms + More

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Nick McGinn

Mudrooms and entryways quickly become dumping grounds for bags, jackets and boots. Shelves, racks, cabinets and hooks can keep things looking clean and decluttered. This entryway has a place for everything — even the family pup.

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Nick McGinn

Lately, there has been a reemergence of butler’s pantries, designed to offer additional storage and counter space for entertaining. A bar sink, wine fridge and dishwasher make entertaining easy, and the extra cabinets offer the perfect hiding place for extra glasses and serving platters.

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Nick McGinn

Laundry is no longer a dreaded chore when you can do it in a bright, cheerful locale. In this laundry room, Beth showcases the ability to use color to show personality and well-considered design for a more functional space.

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Nick McGinn

Don’t let a small kitchen leave you starved for storage. A thoughtfully designed kitchen makes the most of the space it has and offers ample room for storage and food prep. Small but mighty, this kitchen is brimming with good design and drawers for days.

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Andrea Behrends

Stylish storage is on full display in this pantry that doubles as a drop zone for the kiddo’s bags and shoes. Although the pantry is typically tucked away and out of sight of guests, it deserves to look as stylish as the rest of your home.

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Andrea Behrends

Custom closets make getting dressed a breeze. The custom built-in storage in this master bedroom provides room for his-and-her belongings and the ability to hide it all away by simpling closing the doors.

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Andrea Behrends

This hallway serves as a transitional entryway and catchall storage space. Our favorite features are the farmhouse-style sink and sliding wooden door that leads to the washroom.

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Jerry Atnip

Bid small vanities goodbye. We are in full support of a practical place to store your soap, shampoo and everything else you might need in the mornings. The dual vanity is framed by sophisticated storage to create a look that is both elegant and functional.

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Reid Rolls

Start your day on the right foot with a stylish coffee bar. Playful and practical, this coffee bar is regularly used and admired — and we can see why!

Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design
Image: Reid Rolls

Make the most of your home office to enhance productivity. Clutter is the enemy of creativity. Avoid the distraction of papers by filing them away. In this space, storage and décor go hand-in-hand.

Beth Haley Design is about people, community and creativity.

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By |March 1st, 2019|BHD Projects, Decorating, Design Elements, Kitchens, Laundry Rooms, Organization, Storage, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Ditch the Clutter: Functional Spaces + Practical Design|