Sunday, January 23, 2011

Loving a little more EMERALD

I was in Dallas this weekend for my mother's 85th birthday and the Dallas Home and Gift market. (Happy Birthday, Mother! :) My sister and I took my mother to the Stoneleigh Hotel for her birthday lunch, a real Dallas landmark, renovated just two years ago. The lobby has lovely emerald green accents in the draperies and pillows.

This is not your Mother's "jewel" tone color scheme, mind you. The modern emerald green is a graphic punch of color in a neutral environment....white, gray, black.

When I got home, I'd just received my Traditional Home magazine in the mail and there was a beautiful white and black kitchen with these bright emerald green pendants.

Then I checked my Facebook page and had seen this gorgeous fabric on Ceylon et Cie's post. Michelle Nussbaumer commented that she recently had dinner with Elle Decor's editor-in-chief, Michael Boodro, in Paris who said that emerald was a big color trend in Paris right now.

Hopefully we'll have more beautiful emerald fabrics and wallpapers to choose from in the near future!

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Dumbwit Tellher said...

Hi Carla; This is music to my ears. I love pops of emrald green (oddly enough I live on Emerald Green Ln!) and tend to go back to it in some form in my home. Thanks for your comment on my blog today. Always great to find someone else in Houston. Happy Birthday to your mother (who you taught you manners)!!

Cheers ~ Deb

quintessence said...

I am seeing a lot of this color around as well. I must say I prefer it to honeysuckle pink! It's great for a pop of color like those pendant lights. A very happy birthday to your mother!

Kellie Collis said...

Those emeralds are just too fabulous! And now for interiors? Much much fab! Enjoy the day, Kellie xx

Unknown said...

I agree, Q! The Pantone color of the year, honeysuckle, reminds me a bit of pepto. :/ So nice to meet you too, Deb. Great to connect with more bloggers in this area!

Ann said...

Love that kitchen...lovely emerald pendant lamps and those yellow chairs just pops out in there.

Verdigris Vie said...

Love it too - Green is my absolute fave colour, and I lvoe it in all it's variations - but emerald I have a weekness for.. it's a true green..

Lila said...

I love emerald! In fact, I just bought my daughter some emerald shoes! Go green!
Lila Ferraro

erica garza said...

Hi Carla - You were in my neck of the woods - I live just down the street from the Stoneleigh!

Great post & images!


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