Chartreuse…even its name sounds stylish.

Who else but a quirky designer (me!) would be shopping in a home decor store and end up purchasing a new crystal bracelet in chartreuse?


1. Chartreuse Bracelet


Have you met chartreuse? It’s a bright, eye-catching color that is halfway between green and yellow. I tend to like obscure shades like this – they are fun and relaxed while at the same time beg me to not take life too seriously!

Chartreuse is fun, it’s stimulating, it’s refreshing… such a vibrant color that for me takes a well deserved spot as one of the hottest colors in 2013 fashion. It makes any room memorable – whether it is used as a wall color, an upholstered piece or in a more conservative way as an accessory. It will never disappoint with its air of mystery and edgy mix of vintage and modern.


2. Chartreuse Chair and Ottoman


The key to making chartreuse work is to use it sparingly so that it is not too overpowering. It adds energy and fresh happy appeal to any room in such a great way, but as lovely as it is, I tend to use it only as punctuation to a room to temper its boldness. Chartreuse must be paired with the right grounding colors in my rooms – and they may not be as predictable as you think. It pairs exceptionally well with navy, charcoal and teal – each providing a winning combination of colors for exceptional impact.

3. Chartreuse and Teal


This is a perfect example of the visual impact of this color, bold in a minimal way. Don’t underestimate the virtue of going green.


4. Chartreuse Drawer Pulls



If you’re not a chartreuse fan now, not to worry, I think I can win you over! There is definite character in this color and it takes courage to wear it or live in it. If you’re up for the challenge, rock it for all you’re worth!….I guarantee it will not disappoint!



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Michelle Reid

For nearly a decade I’ve honed my distinct eye for style in the interiors industry and have become known for classic style and my ability to transform spaces on a realistic budget. I’m obsessed with details and have helped over one hundred families build or renovate their homes, on time and on budget. My ultimate goal is for you to live well in the space we’ve created together.

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