When we moved into our current apartment last summer I had zero idea what I wanted to do with the room we had imagined as our home office/guest room (the couch pulls out). After over-analyzing every other inch of the place, it wasn’t until I was placing our paint order that I realized I didn’t even have a color picked out for the room. It was then and there with no other ideas on the table I decided that I might as well just paint the room my favorite color, green, Sherwin Williams Lucky Green to be exact. I’ve never painted a room bright green before, and in case the opportunity never presents itself again, I thought I’d carpe diem.
So here’s the thing about painting a room your favorite color- chances are, over the years, you’ve collected a lot of things that are also that color, or look great with that color. You’ll recognize almost everything from our old place- though it all looked a lot less green spread out. In retrospect, I chose to paint the room this color on a whim, but it should have been the plan all along.
Peter and I love this desk so much we actually have two of them. The other one is in our bedroom and seems to change colors annually. They have a ton of storage space, but are really narrow which makes it the perfect desk for apartment living.
Remember these stools from my old place? There was a whole DIY post on them back in the day. Also, the rug was a steal from Urban Outfitters, and the leopard pillows are from the cutest online shop, Arianna Belle.
I love how my collection of blue and white chinoiserie looks against the green walls. I’ve collected most of the pieces from various antique shops over the years, though I always see great pieces (at great prices!) on One Kings Lane.
Knobs from Anthropologie gave the closet a fun touch.
So after great deliberation, Peter and I have decided that while we absolutely love our little green room- based on the layout of our apartment it will make the best nursery for when our baby arrives this spring. Countless people have told me how cute the green color would be for a baby boy, but that seems too easy as building a nursery from scratch is something we’ve been looking forward to doing since we found out I’m pregnant. If you follow on Instagram, you may have seen the first coats of paint went up last weekend (we waited until the third trimester to get started so we could savor the green as long as possible) and I look forward to sharing the nursery design with you, as well as the rest of our new(ish) place as it continues to come together!
[Photos By Hallie Duesenberg]