This week, Kate and I were knee-deep in legal verbiage with writing project proposals, logo trademark applications and acquiring our retail and sales tax certification. Either from the late-night contract writing or the effects of daylight saving time, I found it difficult to pull myself out of bed today. A motivator to help me face the dark, chilly morning was my excitement to share some amazing Interior Design inspiration involving the color green. In light of the upcoming holiday, I wanted to pass along some St. Patrick’s Day flavor, obviously without literal, kitschy shamrocks. These four spaces and products show a wide range of use and effect the positive, harmonious and renewing color can bring to an Interior environment.
1. Studio Hatch’s GitHub HQ 3.0 project in San Francisco
Studio Hatch is an amazing, two-women design team in San Fransisco. Rebecca, one of the Principals, is actually a close family friend, but I would truthfully follow their studio regardless of our personal connection. Studio Hatch’s work and business model are a constant inspiration to me. Their projects have a beautiful sensibility with smart, thoughtful details. In their GitHub HQ 3.0 project, they created many playful, adaptable spaces to inspire collaboration and creativity. One of those spaces is an Indoor Park, where they blended green indoor turf flooring with wooden planks to give a quirky, fun energy to a synergetic workplace environment. I definitely have a soft spot for smart details and interesting dichotomies, so this space ranks high in my book.
2. Hygge and West’s Andanza (Almost White/Green) Wallpaper Product Designed by Laundry
A company that provides high-end, modern wallpaper, Hygge and West collaborates with artists and designers to develop wall treatments that shape joyful, cozy living environments. The Andanza product is from their collection with Laundry and is inspired by a painted mural from a hotel bar in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. The product uses a stippled technique that feels hand-crafted and a dramatic, yet understated transitional pattern that would work beautifully in a modern or traditional space. I particularly love the emerald green colorway in this design, as it provides a fresh, youthful energy grounded with sophistication. Kate and I used their Daydream wallpaper by Julia Rothman as a whimsical ceiling treatment in our Playful Nursery project, so we can personally attest to their products’ beauty and quality.
3. Emily Henderson and Samantha Gluck’s Oh Joy Studio Space project in Los Angeles
Emily Henderson collaborated with Samantha Gluck to design the workspace for Oh Joy’s Graphic Design, Product Design and Blogging studio in Los Angeles. The office was designed to be bright, airy, youthful and fun with a collaborative, yet functionally divided space plan. The entryway/reception area gives off a great home meets workplace vibe with its Living Room styled space. Emily and Samantha used a fantastically saturated, emerald green sofa to lead the design direction, which gave them a fun element to play off of for the remaining furniture, finishes, rug and wall art.
4. Fox Architect’s Spotify Corporate HQ project in New York
Fox Architects is one of the leading Architecture and Design firms for Commercial Office spaces based in the Washington DC area. Their projects are consistently clean, innovative and smart. The HQ project they completed for Spotify in New York pairs a neutral concrete floor and white wall bones with colorful furniture pieces, custom parachute cord partitions and large-scale music inspired wall murals. The pops of color throughout the space are fun, but I was particularly drawn to the subtle green lighting effect in the reception area. The soft green glow feels energetic, fresh and innovative, which is a great introduction to the workplace’s vibe.
Hope everyone has a happy, luck-filled weekend!