Saturday, February 16, 2008

It Ain't Easy....

I've had a love affair with the color green my entire life. I don't know how or when it started but there is something about the perfect hue of green that makes me amazingly happy.

I had a polyester green track suit as a child (I was a product of the 70s) with snazzy white racing stripes. And later on...kelly green walking shorts. Now my obsession has spilled out of my closet and into my decorating. Nearly every room in my house has been touched by green. To not include it seems almost cruel as it has always been my true love.

My family room has a sagey-olive, the girls' rooms are spring green, even the nursery will be christened with a "new" old avocado dresser (more on that to deserves a post all unto its own!). And so this past week when I was feeling the mid-February dull drums...I turned to my true friend for help decorating my sewing studio and the girls' playroom.

J and I headed to Sherwin Williams with my 4 foot memo board in hand. And somehow on that tiny 1x1 inch square...nestled snuggly between "gleeful" and "parakeet"...I fell in love with green again. This time my obsession was titled "melange green" and I immediately felt giddy.

Since re-kindling my love, I have painted 4 walls in our downstairs rec room, the downstairs bathroom, a gigantic toy cubby, and a corkboard this glorious shade. I hit my fabric stash and used some fabric prints to create a memo board, mismatched curtains, new chair covers, and some pretty framed artwork. And NOW I am happy!


Debbie said...

Man I'm so seriously in GREEN envy of your space right now!!mmnvfgid

Lala said...

OH JENN... YOU continue to be the "IT GIRL" in my world!!! As Michael is on the SECOND choice for our bedroom... first too light... we'll see... LOVE EVERYTHING!!!

Love, Lala

Amy said...

I am so jealous! I love it!

Little*Precious Boutique said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL colors!
It's great to know there are other GREEN lovers out there too! ;)

Beth said...

Hey, thanks for talking through that project with me tonight, I really appreciate your insight! I love all the green too, it is very cool, you have such a good eye for color! Can't wait to get together, I am itching to see the girl's too!

Jenn said...

Thanks gals! I am still loving it...already made a mess and even picked it up when I was done! Talk about inspiration! That's a new thing for me for sure!!

Who will be first to come and visit so we can play??


Nic said...

um...will you come do that to my house? holy smoleys your decor is gorgeous!

modkidboutique said...

I ADORE that shade of green! Love your things!!!

Angel said...

Hi Jenn,
You don't know me, but I am a huge fan of your designs. You were one of the first designers I ever noticed on eBay and inspired me to start creating myself. I totally agree that you are the "it girl" too. :)

I just loved your post about the perfect shade of green. I have a similar addiction to red. LOL But now I'm so wanting to add some spring to our playroom. Thanks for the inspiration!


Jenn said...

Wow Angel what a sweet comment :) I so appreciate it! Your designs are super cute is always a treat to receive a compliment from another designer :) Now go paint! You'll feel so much better ;)

Thanks for stopping by!

And thanks everyone else! We are still enjoying the GREEN!!!