Green Home Decor at The Well Appointed House – Gideon Mendelson for House Beautiful & A Fab Green Kitchen

I read the February 2011 issue of House Beautiful and saw a fabulous spread, “Fresh Start” featuring a home from the New York City suburb of Purchase, NY (where I had a home until last year).  Designer Gideon Mendelson put a fresh ‘polished suburban‘ spin on the interior of the newly built English-style house for some 60-something empty nesters going from the city to the suburbs.  Gideon gives the rooms a crisp and youthful look with spirited colors and if you haven’t already read the article, check it out.  The kitchen features a pea-green gingham ceiling, which was painted on canvas by Silvere Boureau.  Mendelson gave this modern kitchen a custom bright green island.

Photo by Eric Piasecki for House Beautiful Magazine
It is interesting to see how you can give a kitchen a burst of color by painting just the island but leaving the cabinetry a neutral hue like white.  This way if you tire of the color, all you have to do is repaint the island!  Not a bad idea to give some added oomph to the ceiling as well, because again, nothing is easier than having a ceiling repainted in ceiling white if your tastes change.  
Seeing this kitchen made me think of my Green with Envy section of The Well Appointed House.  Here, designers and customers alike can browse fabulous green items from our company.  If you are working on a design project and you need a decorative accessory in a particular color (like red, yellow, pink, green, etc) simply go to the Decorative tab on the website and on the drop-down menu, you can shop by color theme.  Here is a preview of some of our green items (mouse over with your cursor for more info on where to buy!):
Green with Envy
WellAppointedHouse. Green Mohair Bear
$190 – wellappointedhouse.com

WellAppointedHouse. Antiqued Green Canned Settee
$710 – wellappointedhouse.com

Jacqui Lime Green Coffee Table
$689 – wellappointedhouse.com

The Well Appointed House by Melissa Hawks. Apple Green Provincial…
$52 -wellappointedhouse.com

If you like the look of the green wall plates above the cooking range, we have fabulous wall plates as well!

Enjoy!
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