In broadcasting, a green room is a waiting area before the talent takes centerstage. But in the case of these 32 spectacular spaces, the green room is the main event. Green is a shade that springs with and natural vitality and effervescence, and perhaps because of its roots in nature, it's also supremely versatile. Soft shades sing in sweet, personal zones, while bolder shades can add an untamed elegance. Here's to going green.
In the den of this Bedford, New York country home, exposed beams and raw-wood doors provide an earthy contrast to the walls and stairway, which are covered in a rich hunter green.
In that very same upstate escape, a sunroom outfitted in a soft artichoke tone feels serene when paired with wicker accents and drenched in natural light.
With this adept use of jewel-tones, it's probably no surprise that the decorator and owner of this Chicago apartment used to be a vintage jewelry collector and seller. While the walls of this bathroom are painted in the mild aqua of Farrow & Ball’s Teresa’s Green, the contrasting high-gloss turquoise trim lends a moody, aquatic feel.
Not only does Ken Fulk's Sonoma lake house have a double-height salon with a saloon-like bar (right) and a mezzanine, but he also outfitted both spaces in a green floral wallcovering by Schumacher. The effect is space that is at once cohesive and expansive.
A primary school tone like this grassy green might be overpowering in a whole room. But used as a flashy accent in a coat closet, like here in David Kaoihoi's New York City apartment , it's both fun and polished. The exact hue? Fine Paints of Europe’s Bottle Green.
In this San Francisco bachelor pad, walls, radiators, ceiling and trim are painted "Very Green" by Benjamin Moore. It's a cohesive surprisingly soothing look. Black accents—floor-to-ceiling shelves, an Eames chair—work to break-up the verdant expanse.
One reason this leathered olive accent wall in this TriBeCa loft works so well is actually because of the contrasting ceiling—it's Benjamin Moore’s Bison Brown. The muted tone makes a sharp backdrop for art and accessories in warmer tones.
Proof that green tones play well together? In Sophia Amoruso's Los Angeles kitchen, open shelving in a citron tone sings next to pistachio stools and an entry wall in a forest shade.
The walls in the master bath of PR maven Christina Juarez's New York apartment are sheathed in a Cole & Son palm leaf wallpaper, available through Lee Jofa. The stool is from Pier 1 Imports, the white vase is from the End of History, and the photograph reflected in the mirror is by Dariusz Klimczak.
In Andy Cohen's New York apartment, the living room doors are painted in a custom green lacquer and the vintage French club chairs are from Blackman Cruz. The architect on the project, Gordon Kahn, designed a custom staircase in glass, walnut, and steel to link the two floors.
A Central Park apartment's guest room is full of elegant green accents. The bench by Anne and Vincent Corbiere is covered in a Soie de Lune fabric and the Joseph Jeup bed is upholstered in a Toyine Sellers fabric. The bedside table is by HH Ruseau, the Roberto Rida lamp is from Bernd Goeckler and the curtains are of an Osborne & Little fabric.
In a Left Bank pied-à-terre, the master bedroom features olive walls interspersed with a hand-painted wall-covering. The bed is 19th-century Italian, the Louis XVI armchair and 18th-century dresser are French and the rug is based on a Madeleine Castaing drawing.
In the entry hall of designer Garance Aufaure's home in France, a 19th-century wood trellis is original to the house and is painted in a mix of green and black paints from Tollens. The cabinet is Henry IV.
Author Holly Peterson's Hamptons home is saturated with color, and the bright green TV room is no exception. The green sofa is custom-made, the lamp is from Stray Dog Designs and artworks by Peterson's children are on the wall, which is painted in Benjamin Moore Regal in Bright Lime.
In a Tuxedo Park, New York home, a quirky guest room is splashed with green in its wallpaper, paint and linens. The bedskirt and shades are of a China Seas cotton and the wallpaper is original to the house. The carpet is by Shyam Ahuja.
In a classic yet colorful Hudson Valley country house designed by Gil Schafer and Miles Redd, the master bedroom is situated against a soothing, deep green backdrop. The wrought-iron bed by Oscar de la Renta is fitted with a canopy of silk by Roger Arlington Designs and the bedding is by E. Braun & Co. The bench is 19th century.
In the same Hudson Valley country house, the bedroom's Directoire armchair is upholstered in Edelman leather that pairs well with a green wall covering by de Gournay. The console and lamp were found at auction, while the curtains are of a Clarence House silk.
In the Southhampton getaway of Oscar de la Renta executive Erika Bearman, the living room walls are painted in Benjamin Moore Impervo in Very Green. The sofa is by Dune, the sconces are from Visual Comfort and the stool is from Treillage.
In the colorful Manhattan townhouse belonging to decorator Todd Alexander Romano, the green entryway's Willy Rizzo console is circa 1970. The chandelier is late-19th-century European, and the prints are by Josef Albers.
Muted green takes center stage in this 18th-century country house in Wales, belonging to interior designer Penny Morrison. In the library, the walls are painted in Farrow & Ball's Arsenic. The sofa is upholstered in a linen by Romo, the cushions are covered in embroidered Turkish fabrics and the curtains are of a linen print by Penny Morrison Fabrics.
In a 16th-century convent-turned-abode in Italy, designer Alessandra Branca assigned a relaxing green hue to the master bedroom. The iron bed is vintage and the painted settee is Louis XVI.
In this Cape Cod home designed by Ken Fulk, the guest bathroom is painted in a calming grassy green, making the ideal backdrop for a serene painting by John Dowd.
In this contemporary Houston home designed by J. Randall Powers, the kitchen's lower custom cabinets are painted deep green in a strié effect. The sink fittings are by Rohl and the range is by Wolf, while the refrigerator is by Sub-Zero. The stools are by Mecox and the wall tiles are by Walker Zanger.
Green comes in accented doses in interior designer Steven Gambrel's Upper East Side apartment. The guest room is upholstered in a Pindler fabric, the chandelier is from the 1960s and the wall covering by Phillip Jeffries. The custom-made rug is by Niba Collections.
In an East Hampton home designed by Celerie Kemble, the living room's olive green walls complement the soft hues of the sofa and club chairs by Celerie Kemble for Henredon. The ottoman, by Bunny Williams Home, is covered in a Moore & Giles leather and the early-19th-century Louis XVI-style armchairs are upholstered in a Shyam Ahuja cotton.
In the small sitting room of a Nashville home, the sunroom's sofa and armchairs are upholstered in a canvas duck, which brightens up the dark green room. The Regency library chair is covered in the same Quadrille cotton stripe as the Roman shades.
In a 19th-century Sicilian apartment, the walls and floor of the master bath are covered in jade green Bisazza tiles. The gold-leaf ceiling and grand chandelier add to the detailed aesthetic worthy of royalty.
In a vibrant Brazilian apartment, green sets the scene for a storied living room. The pair of Louis XV fauteuils and a circa-1930 Chinese rug are family heirlooms. The 19th-century chandelier is French and the Brazilian cocktail tables are from the 1960s.
In the same Brazilian apartment, the dining room is characterized by green with accents of bright red. The English dining table, bought in Rio de Janeiro in the late 1980s, and chairs, found at a Paris flea market in the '90s, are all 19th century, as is the chandelier by Saint-Louis. The silver-frame mirror is Peruvian, the silver-plate console is Indian and the circa-1930 rug is Chinese.
In a Manhattan apartment belonging to interior designer Kate Rheinstein Brodsky, the kitchen's cabinets, walls and table are splashed with Benjamin Moore's Courtyard Green. The stove is by BlueStar and the floor is laser-cut linoleum.
Inspired by the vibrant personality of Berlin, a New York businessman enlisted his frequent collaborator Robert Couturier to fashion a pied-à-terre in the heart of the city. In the green master bedroom, the antique rug is Persian and the leather bed is by Savoir. The sconce is by Soane Britain and a Saarinen chair is upholstered in a Robert Kime stripe.
In a London townhouse designed by Scott Madux, the breakfast room's banquette is covered in green leather by Whistler. The table is by Christophe Delcourt, the light fixture is by Hervé Van der Straeten and the Gio Ponti chair is upholstered in a Robert Allen fabric.
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