The sun is starting to make an odd appearance, nevertheless followed shortly after by rain, but it’s got me feeling excited at the prospect of Spring & Summer and all the outdoor living and socialising they bring!
Nothing marks the start of spring like leafy greens, and since Greenery was crowned as Pantone’s Colour of the Year, I’m talking about urban forests and bringing greenery into the home.
Green has the power to uplift and enliven, bringing natures beauty indoors provides calm to hectic city life, signalling reinvigoration. Dot your house with a variety of low maintenance plants for an oasis of tranquility, or if you think you have particularly green fingers and fancy your chances at growing your own, now (March) is the time to plant your seeds and nurture them in small pots. I spotted the most devine wall pots yesterday that I am pretty certain I will have to purchase! They are pictured below and can be bought from CROWDYHOUSE.
The botanical theme is inspiring across all creative sectors. Contemporary flower artist Makoto Azuma created a botanical installation for the fashion house cafe at Fendi headquarters in Rome. Unfortunately, unless I get a job at Fendi any time soon I won’t be able to get my perfect mix of Caffeine and Interiors inspo, as this place is open to employees only.
Luckily for me, I did get the opportunity to see the Rockett St George installatin at The Hoxton Hotel During London Design Week back in September, which I imagine channeled a similar, if not quirkier aesthetic!
Palm Tree Floor Light, £540 Rockett St George
Elle Decoration tipped Green as a hot trend this year, so if you are interested in trying it, a green colour palette is beautifully accentuated with dark greys and wooden accessories. It has also however been spotted at Maison & Objet paired with pink (another colour trend for 2017). Either way, the key is to strike a balance between plain colours and oversized pattern prints. Ideally, choose a dark grey-green as your base plain colour so that it works with everything and then accentuate the botanical theme with bold prints. The Natural Attraction collection available at H&M Home currently has a great selection of prints available, pictured below.
Feel inspired to paint your walls Green? Try Kasbouri No.1 from Emery & Cie, Deep Water Green from Paint & Paper Library, Farrow & Ball Yeabridge Green or for a pastel green try ‘Capacany’ from Caparol Icons
And if you’re brave enough, Special Green brick tiles from Milagros would look striking incorporated into your kitchen design.