Favorite Greens from ‘Our Suburban Cottage’
March 16, 2010
Another gal pal (among many) I happened to make friends with last month at Blissdom is the darling AnNicole from Our Suburban Cottage. After meeting her, I quickly became attached because of her exquisite sense of style and endearing personality ! Maybe it might kinda sorta have something to do with our fun night out on the town in Nashville, but she’s just a gal after my own heart.
Today I’ve got more featured bloggers for you, so this morning, please welcome the mega talented AnNicole from Our Suburban Cottage !
“Hey y’all! I can’t believe Kate gave me control of her “centsational’ blog for an entire day. Mwah ha ha – the power! Fortunately for Kate I love all things green, so I’ll stick with the plan and share some of my favorite green things with you.
I love flowers with a tinge of green to them like PeeGee Hydrangeas, Lily of the Valley, and Snowballs. They’re so luscious I could almost eat them…not really, but you know what I mean.
If you don’t have a great flower store nearby that offers these, try Whole Foods. They’re about $20 a bunch, and they’re fresh, lush and gorgeous.
My other love? Topiaries. I fully admit I own way too many, but I’m okay with that. Hey, some women love shoes, I love topiaries…and pillows (luh huh huv pillows – that’s another post). My favorite topiary varieties are olive, boxwood, and moss. And as for the question of real vs. fake, I would definitely have real topiaries if I could A) afford them, and B) afford to replace them when I inevitably kill them. Therefore mine are all beautifully faux.
Finally, I love so many varieties of green paint. Although, most greens I love aren’t pure greens – since pure greens seem to either scream Kermit the Frog or remind me of 1980’s forest green carpet. Therefore I love greens that are mixed with blue, gray, brown, or even gold.
Here are a few of my favorite colors:
Sherwin Williams ‘Svelte Sage’ (I big fat heart this gray-green color)
Sherwin Williams ‘Artifact’, a gorgeous brown-gold-green as shown in my friend’s powder bath.
Here also are Ralph Lauren’s ‘Cathedral Gray’ and Sherwin Williams ‘Dried Thyme’
RL’s ‘Cathedral Gray’ is an incredibly soothing green gray, and Sherwin Williams ‘Dried Thyme’ is a perfect darker green with just enough gray and blue in it to keep it calm. I have a friend with this in their kitchen, and it’s lovely paired with distressed and glazed cream cabinets !
Have a great St. Patrick’s Day tomorrow!
Thank you AnNicole for adding your favorites to the lineup ! And speaking of paint, AnNicole is doing an entire series dedicated to choosing the right paint color, so tune in to Our Suburban Cottage for the full scoop !
Stay tuned for more later today, and yours truly is up tomorrow with a list of my favorite greens in decor, including wallpaper, accessories and a whole lot more.
Cheers friends !