The color palette naturally developed as the house's design progressed. Rather than deciding on it from the beginning, Wilson decided to base his design on how the color of each new material and finish reacted to the previous ones. While most of the walls are made of an unfinished and uncolored plaster, the hallway is done in a green integral color plaster, which draws the eye down the hallway toward the stairwell. The mossy green works beautifully with the cool gray stone of the fireplace surround.
Here's an example of fireplace with cabinetry only on one side (of course here there's a walkway on one side so you couldn't put cabinetry there). I wonder how it would look if we got rid of window to left of fireplace and put more cabinets there?