Photo Gallery: 25 Serene Green Rooms
Get into the Irish spirit with these green spaces.
Frame a pretty wallpaper with wood trim for an inexpensive upgrade to your space.
Delicate spring green blossoms create a breezy atmosphere in this vintage-looking entrance. A colour palette inspired by the outdoors is sure to refresh any room, especially when paired with warm wood floors.
For a rainbow of inspiration, see our Colourful Spring Rooms gallery.
A bamboo table and basket keep this front hall stylish and organized.
The lime-green door and striped mat in this entryway add modern punch to country charm. Accessories pick up the same hue.
Inspired by the tropical locale, the owners of this Dominican Republic retreat, Monica and Michael Belcourt, chose an eye-opening shade of leaf green for the sleek Italian cabinets.
The pair love to cook with family and friends and dreamed of a dramatic modern kitchen that would be fun, functional and big enough to accommodate multiple chefs. “The minute you walk in, you’re energized to cook,” says Monica.
This creamy neutral palette and open space are perfect for family life and entertaining.
Though designer Colette van den Thillart wouldn’t have chosen black granite for the countertops, she admits the kitchen is highly functional.
See more of Colette van den Thillart’s London Home in our photo gallery.
Paint the inside of your cupboards in a coordinating colour.
A footed cabinet in a row of green Georgian cupboards creates the impression of a piece of furniture. Glass-fronted uppers allow the homeowner to display china and glassware. A marble countertop and backsplash and hurricane lantern offer elegance.
Contemporary lines with a splash of springtime colour.
Chairs with high-gloss green plastic backs complement this space’s sleek look and are easy to clean — making them ideal for children. A porcelain mosaic tiled wall breaks up the abundance of stainless steel and glossy white cabinetry in the kitchen.
See more Modern & Contemporary Kitchens in our photo gallery.
Kelly green livens up this gritty urban space.
This open, industrial loft has kitchen cabinets that do double-duty. Bright green livens up the raw space like an accent wall, while providing plenty of storage. Simple hardware and a bare light fixture keep the look modern, while a metallic floral wallpapered panel on the ceiling softens the space. Polished concrete flooring and mismatched wood chairs add an earthy, organic element.
A creamy palette adds charm to a remodeled space.
This kitchen is new but feels original to the home. The old-meets-new design was achieved with Shaker-style cabinets, a tongue-and-groove ceiling and vintage-look hardware. A footed cabinet houses the appliances, and sets it apart from the rest of the room. Meanwhile, the paneled dishwasher to the right of the sink cleverly masquerades as drawers.
Classic trim becomes an understated detail when painted.
Smoky green paint lends an earthy feel to this elegant dining room, and transforms the substantial trim into a more subtle textural feature. Framed bird prints suit the natural colour palette perfectly.
Cover dining chairs in an earthy tone for a less formal look.
Louis XV-style chairs have a more relaxed appearance with aqua-green cotton slipcovers, while white wood paneled walls, an elegant sideboard and dark hardwood flooring add a sense of refinement.
A wall of glass opens the dining area to the terrace in this comfortable and inviting dining room.
A bright green accent wall gives the room a fresh, outdoorsy feel and picks up the trellis pattern of the throw cushions in the living room. A large armoire is perfect for storage, and a cascading chandelier adds sparkle and a touch of glamour.
For more lighting options, see our Statement Lighting photo gallery.
Pattern and fun hues add a fresh twist to a grand room.
With its sea-glass-inspired shades, this space couldn’t possibly be more soothing. The ceiling is painted in Benjamin Moore Serenity (2055-60) to mimic the sky, while the walls are coated in Fresh Cut Grass (2026-50). Ceiling-height drapes trimmed in the room’s two signature colours make for an unexpected detail and a David Hicks rug adds a hit of geometric print.
In this Long Island home, slim-legged chairs, tables and a modern tripod lamp balance a weightier upholstered sofa and chair.
“Steven Gambrel is one of the most talented designers out there today,” says Erin Gates, a Boston interior designer and author of the popular Elements of Style blog. “This room’s colour scheme and mix of modern and traditional elements is at once cosy and high style. His ability to make a room cohesive but not boring is something I try to emulate on a daily basis.”
Find more inspiration in our photo gallery of Blogger Erin Gates’s Favourite Interiors.
This beautifully restored 18th-century Huguenot house has been painted an elegant shade of duck-egg blue/green.
Accents of white like the sofa and mantel display add focus, while the animal skin and retro glass bowl help to mix things up and make sure that the room doesn’t feel like a Georgian pastiche.
Browse more interiors from the Pale & Interesting book in this photo gallery.
Dark wood furniture tempers a feminine palette.
In this San Francisco living room, designed by California designer Barbara Barry, a large custom Tibetan rug anchors the various seating areas. She added even more colour with soft green drapery that lends a classic, formal look.
See more Barbara Barry designs in our photo gallery.
White furniture, bright green accents and a modern fireplace wall make this living room look fresh.
“I love everything Jessica Helgerson designs. Everything,” says design*sponge blogger, Grace Bonney. “I love the way she styles homes with huge branches and bits of greenery— it feels like living in a terrarium.”
See more of Grace Bonney’s favourite finds in our June 2009 issue.
Green velvet upholstery adds refinement to mixed pieces in this sitting area.
A spray-painted wicker dresser becomes a smart, sophisticated sideboard. Silvery wallpaper with a subtle wicker pattern plays up the theme.
Get how-to instructions on transforming a dresser into a sideboard in our July 2008 issue.
Apple-green cabinetry adds punch in an otherwise neutral living area.
A comfortable sofa, George Nelson bench and chenille rug offer warmth in this modern space. The TV cabinets, customized by One Point Six in Vancouver, show a playful twist on the traditional wall unit.
A tailored white sofa, glass and chrome tables, cow-hide rug and pale-green walls combine elegantly in this design.
A collection of mirrors is used to reflect light and open up this living room space while adding visual interest.
Green design and salvaged furniture delivers maximum style with minimum environmental impact.
Green pillows and chair upholstery add a fresh note to this family room which is green in every way. South-facing windows provide passive solar heating and plenty of natural light. The modern rustic cube tables are made from salvaged maple.
Dramatic walls look regal in this home office.
In Michael Angus‘ Toronto apartment, a rich green hue covers the walls for a masculine, luxurious look. A ceiling-height gallery wall — including paintings by Angus’s nieces — helps break up the dark colour. In keeping with the rest of his home, the room is decorated with an old world aesthetic, featuring an antique wood desk with worn leather chair.
Bold chartreuse wallpaper pops against crisp white bedding and carpeting.
Design consultant Alison Booth, owner of Booth Supply, reupholstered a chair from her grandmother in a bright polka-dot print and swapped white lampshades for matching blue ones.
See the rest of Alison’s modern, open concept home in the March 2009 issue.
Try this fresh hue in a graphic pattern for a bold hit of colour and texture.
While there are more shades of green than any other colour in the spectrum, classic kelly green is a particularly pretty choice for interiors, where it mingles effortlessly with everything from brights to whites. In this bedroom, painting trim the same verdant hue as the wallpaper’s graphic trellis pattern produces a more decorated look, while strategic hits of black add urban polish.
See more rooms with colourful painted trims in our photo gallery.
Create an old-world atmosphere with patterned bedding, ambient lighting, matching side tables and art in mirrored frames.
A ceiling mounted canopy — made of the same fabric as the bed skirt — adds height and dramatic flair to this elegant bedroom.
Drapes and walls in the same pattern have a calming effect.
New York City philanthropist and socialite Brooke Astor approached legendary interior designer Albert Hadley to transform her bedroom with fabrics by Alan Campbell. She was madly enthusiastic about Campbell’s hand-blocked cotton prints. His designs were the foundation of the room’s springy pale green and ivory colour palette. The walls were clad in a small-patterned fabric that was applied like wallpaper. The green is anchored by white trim and a soft white carpet, keeping the room bright and fresh.
See more Albert Hadley interiors in our photo gallery.