Thursday, September 17, 2009

Potted Plants

Loving the palette on this pillow! This herb garden pattern from swedish textile company Almedahls, and is a reproduction of a classic 1955 design by Astrid Sampe. Chartreuse has a special place in my heart, and although it may sometimes be hard to place with other bold colors, the red and navy complement it very well.  I love the idea of having fresh herbs in a home, and planting them in these modern stoneware apothecary jars is a great way to tie them in with your décor. 

I got to thinking about how this theme could be carried out in other ways, and I came up with the items below. For small spaces or studios, this palette can easily flow from one area or room to the next. Highlighting one color in each room and incorporating plants or leaf-like patterns throughout your space is a great way to balance your need for a home that is simple and clean, yet interesting and cheerful.
Clockwise from top-left:
Chartreuse kitchen cabinets featured on KitchenBathIdeas
Navy blue retro-style refrigerator by Smeg featured on Alkemie
Kiwi dinnerware set by Waechtersbach from CSN (sale: $21.99 for 4-pc set or these and other items sold separately)
Sky Planter inverted hanging pots for indoor plants on Rockett St. George (from £19.99 up)
Fern wall graphic in cut vinyl in ellynelly's Etsy store (5 ferns for $32, available in other colors)
Vintage apothecary jar terrariums on ethanollie's Flickr (plus a how-to video from Design*Sponge)
Branches with hand-sewn fabric leaves in janejoss's Etsy store ($21.50 for 3, available in other colors/patterns)
Le Creuset stoneware kitchen jars in Cherry and Cobalt from CSN ($17.95 for 8 oz - $59.95 for 5 qt)
Red Eames molded plywood lounge chair from Design Within Reach ($679-1,229)
Black Rider table lamp from CB2's 2008 collection (originally $39.50)

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