Portland Mid-Century ModernMidcentury Living Room, Portland
Nearly all the furnishings, including a gorgeous rocking chaise, are vintage finds that we reupholstered and refinished; one exception is a coffee table that Jessica’s husband, architect Yianni Doulis, made from a slab of locally salvaged Eastern hard rock maple.
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Look to nature, which is bursting with colors you can build off of at home. The rich greens and natural woods in this living room, for instance, are all the more soothing complemented by the live plants throughout the space. Think about which colors your favorite things have in common. “If [the colors] ‘speak to you’ and you are drawn to them, then those colors and combinations will have even more meaning when you paint those same colors on your walls and in your other furnishings,” Eiseman says.Nature’s Color Wisdom: Lessons on Color From the Great Outdoors
Green. The color of forests and fresh produce, green is a naturally soothing hue. In nature, endless variations of green can be found side by side, creating a rich backdrop for other colors both neutral (think of a herd of sheep on a verdant hillside) or bright, like flowers dotting an English garden.Color pairing: Shades of green paired with natural wood make a particularly foolproof combo. And of course, adding fresh green plants is a welcome touch to any room, no matter the color scheme.More of nature’s inspiration for using green in the home