House Beautiful really nailed it this month with their issue focusing on green (the color, more so than the movement). My favorite layout featured a Greenwich Village apartment designed by Fawn Galli to invoke the feeling of a modern day fairy tale.
As mentioned in the article, I love how they used chairs with white legs in order to make the whole room feel more spacious and open-see how the chair legs and the lucite table disappear, lending a fresh, airy feeling to the whole space? I love how the blue tufted chairs are bright but not jarring, and provide the only pop of color in the space.
The designer painted that gorgeous mirror deep purple to match the flowers in the wallpaper, and I’m in love with the look. It really does evoke a modern day fairy tale, as they were going for. It’s like a strange, beautiful dreamscape, yet there’s nothing hokey about it-the whole look is still sophisticated.
What better place to display a colorful collection of glass than on a windowsill, where they can catch the light and bounce their beautiful colors around? So pretty.
I love how Galli really pulled off the fairy tale feeling without ever losing the sophistication in the space. It takes some serious talent to do that, because obviously this is a theme that could really go wrong!
By the way, I’m over at A Simple Affair today sharing my favorite “X” items for Carly’s A-Z blog series! She is such a sweet person and her blog is one of my favorites-I’m so excited to be over there, so be sure to check it out!