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.
Bold color need not be reserved for accent pieces. Go bold, and bring color into any space in unexpected ways.
The famed French liqueur is full of character — and color. Pour us a drink, please.
We brightened this space by painting the ceiling and pairing the paint with fabric that matches.
Incorporate color into all aspects of your life — including fashion.
We appreciate the pairing of chartreuse and orange. Sam Allen Interiors smart use of color and thoughtful pairing makes for a dramatic space.
Looking to the landscape provides endless inspiration.
We are taking note of Amie Corley’s use of green in floor-to-ceiling drapery and lusting after those hardwood floors.
By Alex|March 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Color Crush: Chartreuse Green|
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
The role of a coffee table book is varied and important. Not only does table literature add to the ambiance of a space and provide endless inspiration, but it also kick-starts conversations. The curated collection of coffee table books at Beth Haley Design gives insight to a world of style — from architecture to interior design to fashion. Let these books, penned by some of the biggest names in those industries, serve as something special to place on your coffee table. Or, take a chance and style them on shelves or side tables.
This coffee table book takes a welcomed approach to art and storytelling whereby the reader is given insight into the history of the artist and the many events that informed his work. Charlie Lucas, a self-taught artist, is known as a great inventor in the field of American folk art. A glimpse into his studio and process reveals his ability to find beauty in every material. His story is moving, and his devotion to art is inspiring. Upon reading this book, you’ll want to hop in the car and head directly to his studio in Selma, Alabama to meet the man himself in person. (Just be sure to call ahead to schedule a tour.)
Sustainable residential architecture is showcased in this monograph, chronicling David Hertz’s work over the past 30 years. The relationship shared between architecture and nature informs his practice as an architect. Hertz places importance on how the final design connects to its natural surroundings as well as its occupants. We wholeheartedly agree with his stance on sustainability and find ourselves returning to the pages of this beautiful coffee table book for inspiration.
If you are looking to flip through pages filled with color and daring interior design, Hue is a must-have for your collection. The tome is a treasure trove of intriguing interiors characterized by the use of vibrant hues. The text is minimal, but the glossy pages speak for themselves. Through simply looking, you’ll gain an understanding of how to use bold color and texture in a way that works.
Iris Apfel’s arresting style is matched by her pointed personality. Iris rose to fame due to her individual sense of style and captivating demeanor. Get to know the interior designer and fashion icon on the glossy pages of her catch-all book. A lifetime of shared stories, up unto this point, are captured in this playful coffee table book and essays, photos and inspiration fill the pages, which you will wish would never end. Thankfully, the book ends on a high note with a section titled: “How to Live to be 200.”
Take a trip with Jerry Park through his photographic journal and be reminded of the slower pace of life found away from Tennessee’s urban core. You’ll stumble upon striking images of unchanged land that has housed generations of Tennesseans and their customs. There is nothing like a long country drive to clear your mind and thanks to this coffee table book; you don’t even have to leave your couch to see the sights.
The Texas landscape stretches far beyond its town’s and city’s offerings of art, food and architecture and acts as a strong juxtaposition to modern Texas architecture explored in this book. Marfa is only one locale the author visits, but a trip to the small Texas town is what first piqued Beth’s interest in the relationship between the Texas landscape and its architecture. Secluded in the Texas desert, Marfa has become a hot destination for artists and those inspired by the creative culture the small town holds.