Hope you’re all powering through this bleak January. I was up at 6.30 for yoga practice so I’m feeling fresh as a daisy, not to brag or anything…
I wasn’t 100% sure what to write about this week (or last, oops!) but I have been writing a feature for an upcoming article at work so thought I might draw some inspo from that. As you might have guessed from the title, it’s about Greenery, the Pantone Colour of the Year for 2017. For those of you who haven’t seen it…
Wow right?! Such a great colour! It’s a rich, vibrant green which, although a beautiful colour, might be a wee bit tricky to incorporate into our home, especially for those who like a softer, more neutral palette.
However fear not, I have searched high and low for the best (and greenest) products that you can get your hands on in an around Edinburgh to add a hint of verde to your home.
And of course, if none of these appeal to you, get yourself down the florist and buy a plant. Only trouble is keeping it alive…
These two handmade cushions by Fisk & Co, made using beautiful linen fabric with gosgrain ribbon, are an obvious choice when looking to add a flash of green to your home. The brighter of the two is obviously a bit more of a statement, however the Stone & Green cushion has a very subtle hint of green, suitable for even the most colour-phobic home. Get these at Ampersand Interiors for £95 – 73 Dublin Street
This sweet print by Freya Cummings would be a relaxing addition to any room, however I think it would be particularly sweet in a nursery; the owl and the mouse would be an instant hit with children. It is limited edition (one of 30 made) and features gold and silver leaf on Available from The Red Door Gallery for £95 – 43 Victoria Street
Hand woven in Britain with pure new wool, this olive herringbone throw is a luxurious, cosy addition to the couch. The olive colour is really versatile, it’s vibrant within a neutral interior or subtle if placed in a rich interior. I have one of these knee blankets and I have it over the foot of my bed, but I love how the size (28” x 72”) means it can also leave the house round my shoulders! Available from the the Tartan Blanket Co for £35
The Trisphera Shagreen Lamp from OKA is full of character and a great way to get some greenery into your decor. With a curvy shape and textured look, contrasted by a heavy black wooden base and polished ceramic finish, this modern lamp would look perfect in a dynamic arty space. Get it from OKA at 94 Commercial Street for £265
Not just a functional but sculptural too, this coat stand designed by Alessandro Dubini for Zanotta is a welcome addition to any hallway or entrance. With a tapered middle and reaching arms and legs, this piece cut some serious shapes in whatever space you put it in. Once covered in coats it obviously provides a more subtle presence of green. Available from Moleta Munro, 43-46 London Street for £468
So there it is, what more proof do you need to go Green?!
Till next time x