For today, I would like to give you a sneak peek of what I'm up to for my balcony this year. You remember my balcony on Style at Home? It is bright, cheerful, and full of pastel colors. For summer 2012, I am drawn to various shades of Green ... and Kelly Green in particular.
Here is the August 2011 StyleFiles and March 2012 Finds from the Canadian House & Home magazine. Clearly I have been obsessed with green for quite some time and have been curating a game plan that will knock your socks off. Love that green chair in StyleFiles and of course digging all the peacocks, and the saturated brass and blue accents. That cute as a button Finley Kelly Green lamp by Arteriors inspired me to pair this sumptuous hue with classic white.
Just as I decided to turn my living room from "Colour me Fun" to "Neutral Sophistication", I feel that my balcony will also need to grow up a little to reflect the refined living room. What is the perfect element to up the glam factor and to speed up the aging process you ask? I am thinking Chinoiserie! I love all things faux bamboo, pagoda, and chippendale (furniture style that is!), and I believe this particular style will work seamlessly with Kelly Green. Here are the Top 10 Chinoiserie pieces selected by Interior Designers Katie Ridder and Thomas Jayne for ElleDecor. If all of a sudden I am loaded with money (or Chris decides to be my "sugar mountain"), I would definitely pick up this gorgeous pagoda lantern by Charles Edwards for my balcony!
Dreaming aside, here are a couple of inspirational shots from HouseBeautiful I have kept in my folder for reference. They are similar in color palettes but quite different in the style spectrum. Which one would I go for? You will find out soon enough!