La Louve

La Louve
La Louve...Garden of the She-Wolf, Bonnieux, France. La Louve is a private French contemporary garden, open to the public, in the town of Bonnieux in the Vaucluse Department of France. It was created beginning in 1986 by Nicole de Vésian, textile designer for the Paris fashion house of Hermès. It is classified by the French Ministry of Culture as one of the Notable Gardens of France.


Green Rooms

As any reader of this blog knows by now, green is my favorite color. Herewith, rooms that are elegant or restful or vibrantly youthful, ... all in variations of green.

The palest of sage-green on the walls of the room below glows against the pure white woodwork. Notice how the leather seats on the dining chairs pick up the color and repeat the theme of green with white. And how about that table top!

Veranda (designer unknown)

While the pale, almost mint-green of the walls in the two rooms below would suggest the home is in the South, the addition of warm woods, and pieces of bamboo furniture would make the design appropriate almost anywhere.
House Beautiful (designer unknown)

House Beautiful (designer unknown)

One of my favorite combinations is sage-green and pale pine. The addition of plaid silk draperies adds a note of casualness to an otherwise formal room.
Design by Cynthia Hurley (Southern Accents)

The foyer of a home designed with a young family in mind. Here, lime green is relieved with lots of white, natural light and a wood floor.
Room designed by Janie Molstee (Southern Accents 2006)

Again, the successful combination of green chairs set around a dark wood table. I love the addition of the pale Swedish caned-back settee and side chairs.

Room designed by Ray Booth (Veranda)

Living room of the home designed for a young family. Again, wood and white take a little of the punch out of the lime-green wall color. And who said, red and green is just for the holidays!
Room designed by Janie Molstee

The use of fabric in separating adjoining rooms is very European. Here, the fabric both softens the stone walls, but when guests are over for dinner, the curtains can be loosened from the tie backs, hiding the kitchen and mess from view.
Sage-green portierres, looking from kitchen to dining room (Maisons de Campagne (Jan-Fev 2010)

Looking from dining room into kitchen

This exquisite library is in a home in California, although it could be almost anywhere. There is a timelessness about it, from the resida-green silk sofa to the khaki green of the paneling to the abundance of fine European furniture, it's a room that will never look dated.
Room designed by Jackie Lanham

And, last but not least, a bedroom designed by Suzanne Rheinstein, who expresses my sentiments about the color perfectly!

Bedroom designed by Suzanne Rheinstein (Southern Accents 2007)