A Fairy Tale in Green

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.

The cover just screams “SPRING” to me, like a breath of fresh air. The chair is gorgeous (like a minty green throne) and I love the curved legs on the nightstand, which echo the legs of the chair.

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!

9 comments

  1. Holly says: February 23, 2012

    I love these pictures! And in my dream home I will have a display of glass like that- so pretty!

  2. Leslie says: February 23, 2012

    I adore the chairs and the glass display. There were such pretty things to look at in this HB magazine!

  3. Katie {Miss Dixie} says: February 23, 2012

    Why do I not have this issue yet? My house has a ton of shades of green in it, can't wait to pick this one up!

  4. Viviana says: February 23, 2012

    Amazing! I love that dining room!

  5. Kate @ Daffodils says: February 23, 2012

    Im loving this house! I used to subscribe to HB but stopped because it all felt the same after a while, but this looks fresh and new, might have to go pick it up!

  6. TheWhitList says: February 23, 2012

    I love the glass on the windowsill. So pretty.

  7. miss b says: February 23, 2012

    I love the bright airy kitchen with those amazing blue chairs and the coloured vases look so effective too. Just been scrolling down your lovely blog and I'm delighted to be your newest follower. By the way, I used to live in York Avenue – in the UK though – our first house !!
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

  8. Tiffany Leigh {thedesignerlifestyle} says: February 23, 2012

    I'm really feeling the green these days!
    Tiffany
    thedesignerlifestyle.blogspot.com

  9. Neris / Fashion Fractions says: February 23, 2012

    wonderful inspiration photos 🙂

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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