The Great Green Outdoors

I’ve been thinking about how I’d like to change the front porch, and lately I’m finding myself drawn to all things green. Ideally, I’d like the whole house to be green! That may be a bit out of reach right now, but I can at least use the color in other ways.

Here’s a little roundup of things that have caught my eye…

The Great Green Outdoors

  1. Lantern
  2. MYNTA Hanging Planter
  3. Ceramic Owl Planter
  4. Modern Wire Chair
  5. Olive Egg Planter
  6. Beachcomber Outdoor Pillow
  7. Poolside Green Pillow
  8. MYNTA Plant Pot
  9. PB Classic Stripe Outdoor Pillow
  10. Placid Lakeside Planter
  11. Retro Bullet Planter
  12. Astro Balls
  13. LAVARÖ Rug
  14. Vessel Architectural Pottery S-3 Planter and WS-3 Walnut Stand
  15. High-Wire Act Chair
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  • Linley
    March 28, 2009 at 6:59 am

    I just wanted to say I love your blog. I see a lot of similarities between the architecture of your house and my family’s. And also we have an owl penny jar EXACTLY like that planter, except it is painted in brown and different colors for the eyes. :)

  • Tanya
    March 28, 2009 at 7:38 am

    Love the runner and the striped pillow. I love stripes, they always look so smart. The vessel planter always catches my eye. Love your mock ups!

  • Shannon
    March 28, 2009 at 7:38 am

    I LOVE this! Green is by far my favorite color, and my bedroom currently includes many different shades of green. Having NO sense of what works together in terms of color, I have been wondering if I am way off base combining all the different shades (although it was born more of necessity than choice thanks to hand-me-downs and a tiny budget). This gives me hope that it is maybe okay.

    Are there any rules/guidelines for combining different shades of the same color?

  • pve
    March 28, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    I adore green and love all your picks!

  • Lili
    March 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I love it! I’ve been thinking a lot about spring flowers a lot lately, bright colors with green. I think I might paint our hallway a nice green, but I havent gotten the courage to do so yet. Green is a big commitment!

  • boldaslove
    March 29, 2009 at 12:37 am

    OMG I’m so in love with all of these! Especially the owl and swan planters… and that chair(15)!!!

  • sammyw
    March 29, 2009 at 1:12 am

    i also love green & am incorporating green throughout my whole home too :) so fresh & clean :)

  • Viv
    March 29, 2009 at 4:05 am

    Lovely choices!

    I just blogged about my front balcony. It’s white and pink which suits my home. Green would look wonderful on your porch.

    By the way, I’ve marked your blog as a ‘Must Read Blog’ on mine. I love the way you have transformed your home. Thank you for the constant inspiration!

    Viv xx
    http://www.ishandchi.etsy.com – Artwork made with love

  • Mrs. Mumf
    March 29, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Yes I’m totally feeling the green feel. It is one of my faves. Great blog, love your style :)

  • kellie
    March 29, 2009 at 8:33 am

    Green is my favorite color, so I’m biased. But I think it works everywhere! LOVE your picks. That hanging planter (#2) is awesome!!!

  • Ali
    March 29, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Lovely choices! You are so creative! I would love to make some of these inspiration boards for myself but cannot afford photoshop….do you know if the “elements” program can do this as well?

  • Lauren
    March 29, 2009 at 11:03 am

    looks great! i love the different shades of green! if only this chicago weather would give us a break…stupid snow.

    March 29, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Oh wow you really do find some great items, I love how you do these collage pictures they are very inspirational. Can I ask what program what you use to make these possible.
    p.s. hope pregnancy is still going well

  • Mackenzi
    March 29, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    I’m so glad you like our green chair- I love love love it! I even have one at my desk and use it everyday for coffee + laptop time. :)

  • panyizsuzsi
    March 29, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    WOW! What a selection! I could use them all at my terrace!

  • Jenna
    March 29, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Green has been growing (ha, ha!) on my lately too! It’s so fresh and clean and springy (especially these shades!). I adore the Astro Balls! Great texture!

  • Camilla
    March 30, 2009 at 4:28 am

    The ceramic owl is just darling!

  • Amanda
    March 30, 2009 at 7:16 am

    I covet that modern wire chair. I love this green collection!

  • sarah
    March 30, 2009 at 7:57 am

    I’ve been waiting for green to sweep the nation!

  • Karen
    March 30, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Love, love, love. I just did a post on green for spring. I’ve never really liked green before, but now I can’t seem to get enough.

    I’ve recently bought 3 shirts, a dress for me and my daughter, and a rug at different times. All are the same color green. Love your choices for outdoors!

  • Birdie
    March 30, 2009 at 9:36 am

    Green is by far my favorite color and has been since I was a girl. I think it has to do with Kermit the Frog.

  • Kristina
    March 30, 2009 at 11:37 am

    But what about the porch swing? Am I the only one who is seriously waiting on tenterhooks to hear about that? Does that make me the biggest nerd ever? Because I don’t care! (I’ve wanted a working porch swing ever since seeing Bull Durham when I was little. I don’t want the Kevin Kostner to go with it anymore, but you know.)

  • Amy@OldSweetSong
    March 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    Simply stunning! There was a great article in Real Simple about decorating with green. I love the outdoor focus.

  • Miss B.
    March 30, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    All green? You are going to start yet another trend! Those astro balls are AWESOME!

  • mrs.lee
    March 30, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    <3 the owl planter!

  • Bethany
    March 31, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    love all things green! Great little collage. :)

  • Hearthstone House
    March 31, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I love your collage and I have been wanting the green bullet planter for myself as well. I can see that you are wanting spring so you can enjoy your yard and porch. Mee Too!
    Spring Fever!

  • Manda
    April 17, 2009 at 5:47 am

    Do you happen to remember the name of the typeface used for the header here? I’ve seen it around a bit recently, it’s ace!

  • Making it Lovely
    April 17, 2009 at 9:44 am

    The font is Clementine Sketch.

  • Manda
    April 18, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Thank you Nicole!

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