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Mrs. Limestone’s Favorite Greens

Tuesday, March 16th, 2010

One of my daily reads is the adventures of Mrs. Limestone over at A Brooklyn Limestone in Progress.  I came across her blog last year and I like to pretend I live a New York east coast life vicariously through her.  :-)  Mrs. Limestone always has the best tablescapes, party ideas, and her renovation journey is incredibly inspiring ! She has flawless taste and amazing photography of her travels with her husband – I’m sure Mrs. Limestone will be a fast favorite of yours too. 

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1. Green Hydrangeas have always been my a favorite.  Its the perfect fresh spring time color (even though I do know that they don’t turn green until summer). 


2.  I’m obsessed with diagonal stripes lately. The stripes keep it simple, the angle makes it fun.


3. My all time favorite lotion and beauty splurge is Bvlgari’s Au de Vert.  Ridiculously overpriced but smells oh so good! 


4. Sweet juicy watermelon.  Enough said? 


5. The perfect shade of green that copper turns after its aged.  I can’t walk by a patina roof without drooling. 


6. Not quite green, not quite gray, not quite blue – Benjamin Moore’s Silver Marlin is the color I wake up to every morning.


Thanks so much to Kate for asking me to participate in this fun series! 

- Mrs. Limestone



Thank you  Mrs. Limestone!  I too adore that BM ‘Silver Marlin’ – it’s a color very close to the paint in our master bathroom and it’s so incredibly soothing – the perfect shade for a relaxing retreat. 

Do you have a favorite green shade of paint?  Do share ! 


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Favorite Greens from ‘Our Suburban Cottage’

Tuesday, March 16th, 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

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“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.

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Favorite Greens, Layla Style

Monday, March 15th, 2010

Here’s another friend participating in the “Favorite Greens” series, this time it’s Layla from The Lettered Cottage, who we all know and love as a fabulous decorator, designer, and all around DIYer extraordinaire !   She and her husband Kevin write all about fixing up their ‘Lettered Cottage’ and I’m a big big fan of her style.  I had the pleasure of meeting the very talented Ms. Layla at the Blissdom Conference in February and we became fast friends. 

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Take it away Layla !

“Green is my favorite color to decorate with.  It’s the color of growth, and has such a wonderful way of intensifying a rooms sense of adventure.  I don’t think I’ve ever met a shade of green I didn’t like, but here are some of my favorites…

1. Soft Sage

A clean, colorless background allows these soft sage cabinets to really pop! 


2. Sprout

From the pattern on the window treatments, to the pattern on the bedskirt, I just love how fresh sprout green looks when paired with white.


3. Dusty Olive

I adore the way this old, green door (re-imagined as a headboard) takes this all-white room from okay to out-of-this-world!


4.  Pistachio

This tub just wouldn’t be the same without that petite, pistachio-colored stool snuggled up next to it.


5. Dusty Pear

This pretty, dusty pear-colored floor visually blurs the lines between outside and in by mimicking the green grass just beyond the back door.


6. Mint Green

I think the grass green beds up against a mint green wall is magically delicious!


7. Seafoam

I love the addition of seafoam green stripes to white beadboard walls in this kitchen.  Such a fun way to add a little extra charm to this already spectacular space!



A big thank you to Layla for participating in this series !  More featured bloggers coming up tomorrow with their take on this inspiring shade.   

Are you fixated on a favorite green this spring ?  Is is kelly, lime, fern, or celadon ?  Play along in the fun and tell us all about it ! 

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