Colour stories: Forest Green

From mossy green to swampy blue, verdant hues are having a moment. Couple with rich textures for a truly striking combination

This hessian wall covering creates a dramatic, evocative backdrop.

WALL Covered in Épure RM 666 62 burlap wall covering in Pachira, £173.80 per m, Élitis at Abbott + Boyd. DETAILS Marble and brass shelf, £62, Holly’s House. Lunga bowl, left, £24 for three; and Angel #8 artwork, £45, Curious Egg. Marcia bowl, upturned, £9, Rockett St George. Decorative egg, £24, Oka. Angles vase, £68, Anthropologie. Flowers and foliage, throughout, New Covent Garden Market.


Layering tonal shades and experimenting with shapes results in a striking painterly effect.

WALL Painted in Apple Smiles II, square, and Stable Green, circle, pure flat emulsions, both £42.50 for 2.5l, Paint & Paper Library. FURNITURE Mass coat stand, £1,500, Tom Dixon at Harrods. Fusion console table, £399, Content by Conran at John Lewis. FLOOR Wenge oak silk planks, £69.99 per sq m, Castello collection at Quick-Step. DETAILS Square, Circle, Semi and Arc mirrors, £160 for the set, Haidée Drew. White and terracotta plant pots, from £7.50 each, Petersham Nurseries. Constellation hexagonal bowls, from £330 each, Lara Bohinc for Lapicida. Wellington boots, from £95, Hunter Boots. Barbour coat, stylist’s own.


Against a peaceful, stone background, this leaf-toned velvet sofa is the main attraction.

WALLS Painted in Fescue absolute matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5l; with woodwork and skirting in Lamp Black intelligent eggshell, £54.50 for 2.5l, Little Greene. WINDOW Curtains made in Painting F3127002 embroidered linen in Noir, £237.60 per m, Pierre Frey. FURNITURE Clarence velvet sofa in Olive Green, £4,800, The Conran Shop. Estere coffee table, £375, Graham and Green. Fusion console table, as before. FLOOR Wenge oak silk planks, as before. Glimpse rug, £995 per sq m, Walking on Art collection at Deirdre Dyson. DETAILS Ostrich feather lamp in Black, £3,999, A Modern Grand Tour at Harrods. Oval vase, £125; and Nest bowl, £127, Mud Australia. Parrot on perch ornament, £42, Rockett St George. Owl Manor mirror in Holly, £998, Anthropologie. Paul cushion, left, £59, Holly’s House. Amboise cushion, right, £125, Abigail Ahern. Derry carafe, £24; and Derry gin glasses, £28 for four, Rowen & Wren. Handbag, stylist’s own.


When night falls, this pale and dark paint effect comes to life, with low-level candles casting a soft light

WALL Painted in a mix of Porcelain Doll and White Handkerchief matt emulsions, top; and
Palm Night matt emulsion, below, all £24.99 for 2.5l, Dulux. FURNITURE Kenta dining table, £2,295, Lombok. Amélie dining chairs, £301.50 each, Calligaris. DETAILS Cake stand, £55; Marcia monochrome tableware, from £5.50 for a cup; earthenware bowls, £30 for four; earthenware tumblers, £32 for six: and Mynte tea towel, £12.50, all Rockett St George. Racing Green tablecloth, £103, Larusi. Leland candleholders, £26 each, Rowen & Wren.


Up the style ante with tactile, luxurious finishes, such as this vellum cabinet and velvet armchair.

WALL Painted in Fescue absolute matt emulsion, as before; and woodwork and skirting in
Lamp Black intelligent eggshell, as before. WINDOW Madras lace panel in Paradiso, from £250, Curious Egg. FURNITURE Deneuve vellum cabinet in Teal, £6,429, Julian Chichester. Stardust brushed-velvet armchair, £4,640, Nika Zupanc for Sé London. FLOOR Wenge oak silk planks,as before. DETAILS Vases, from left, Saori, £30; Ted, £45; Sena, £20; and Mars, £20, all Habitat. Chimney vases, from £110 each, all LSA International. Kipper The Pelican ornament, £75, Abigail Ahern. Marble tray, £24, Curious Egg. Handbag, stylist’s own.


Dare to be bold and dress a fire surround with geometric 3-D tiles for an eye-popping feature.

WALL Painted in a mix of Porcelain Doll and White Handkerchief matt emulsions; and Palm Night matt emulsion, all as before. Fire surround tiled in Alvito encaustic tiles, £224.70 per sq m, Fired Earth. FURNITURE Longwave wool armchair in Kvadrat Malachite Green, £2,064, Diesel Living with Moroso at Heal’s. Luxe bar table, £295, Oliver Bonas. Tree trunk stool, £169, Graham and Green. FLOOR Linen Gold sisal, £58 per sq m, Crucial Trading. Medley rug in Moss Green, £688, Calligaris. DETAILS Oil paintings, from £150 each, Emma Sophie Wilson. Stone pots, from £7.50 each; frog, £95; and dove, £140, all Petersham Nurseries. Icarus mirror, £185, Oka. Stargazer multi candleholder, £450, Lara Bohinc for Lapicida. Bleu bottle vase, £45; and Sena vase, £20, Habitat. Cross serving plate, £30, Rockett St George. Cushion made in Mira V3224/17 velvet in Oregano, £79 per m; and Mira V3224/18 velvet in Sapling, both £79 per m, Villa Nova.


Spark interest by mixing old and new – a classic chaise, period paintings and a sleek modern floor lamp make a stylish combo.

WALLS Painted in Fescue absolute matt emulsion; and woodwork in Lamp Black intelligent eggshell, as before. WINDOW Curtain made in Metropolis J900F-01 cotton-mix in Navy/Teal, £95 per m, Jane Churchill at Colefax and Fowler. FURNITURE Tallulah velvet chaise longue in Peridot Green, £1,325, Love Your Home. Morning Glory low table, £396, Marc Thorpe for Moroso at Heal’s. FLOOR Wenge oak silk planks, as before. Bella Aquae rug, £2,985 per sq m, Zoë Luyendijk for Front. DETAILS Sleek floor lamp, £200, French Connection Home. Canvases, clockwise from bottom left: Still Life with Book, Papers and Inkwell by François Bonvin, £180; Branch Hill Pond by John Constable, £305; Dedham Vale from the Coombs by John Constable, £180; Rain, Steam and Speed – The Great Western Railway by JMW Turner, £165; Storm at Honfleur by Alfred Stevens, £305; and Whistlejacket by George Stubbs, £420, all Surface View. Arbres cushion in Forest Green, £66, Larusi. Contrast mug, £39, Hannah Bould at The Conran Shop.


Raise the glamour stakes with a flamboyant carved headboard swathed in plush velvet.

WALLS Painted in Inox absolute matt emulsion, £38 for 2.5l, Little Greene. FURNITURE Iva Ornate velvet headboard in Teal, £495; and Agate side table, £125, Graham and Green.
DETAILS Bed linen, from £48 for a pillowcase; and throws, from a selection, all Larusi. Metal hooks, £7.99, H&M Home. Hanging plant pot, £12, Hubsch at Lo + Behold Store. Ettore
table lamp, £40, Oliver Bonas. Contrast mug, as before. Gold tray, £14.99, H&M Home.


Made in soft linen, this elegant two-toned, floor-length curtain makes a gorgeous room divider.

WALL Painted in Fescue absolute matt emulsion; and skirting in Lamp Black intelligent eggshell, as before. Room divider made in Breva 35870521 linen in Emeraude/Flax, £88.90 per m, Casamance. FURNITURE Jenny 156 canaletto walnut service table, £2,608.80, Stefano Bigi for Porada. Plant stand, £155, MiaFleur. FLOOR Wenge oak silk planks, as before. Harva rug, £700, Heal’s. DETAILS Fowey pendant, £128, Rowen & Wren. Black ceramic vase, £118, Mud Australia. Barney Bird ornament, top shelf, £25; and Raven bookends, £45 for a pair, Abigail Ahern. Perdiz (partridge) candleholders, £49 for two, Oka. Lunga bowls, as before; Kea vase, left, £20; and Kora vase, right, £8, both on top shelf, all Curious Egg.


A sculptural vase and toning accessories bring subtle colour and beauty to a monochrome scheme.

WALL Painted in Porcelain Doll and White Handkerchief matt emulsions, as before. FURNITURE Athena side table, £119, Swoon Editions. EB24 steel screen, £1,600, Clement Windows. DETAILS Bottle vase, £39.50, Conran for M&S. Daisy vases, from £30 each, Reiko Kaneko. Patchouli scented candle, £12.99, H&M Home. Toothbrushes, £1 for two, Tesco. Aromatic water, £20, AS Apothecary at Curious Egg. Oval Druzy necklace, £38, Holly’s House.


Think on a grand scale – a deep tub, a tall screen and a supersized chandelier – to add drama and sophistication.

WALL Painted in Porcelain Doll and White Handkerchief matt emulsions, as before. FURNITURE EB24 screen, as before. Beetle velvet dining chair, £689, GamFratesi for Gubi at The Conran Shop. FLOOR Calacatta marble floor tiles, £39.80 per sq m, Mandarin Stone. DETAILS Bute painted bath, £6,300; and Chessleton floor-standing bath/shower mixer, £3,402, Drummonds. Angelus Shadow chandelier, £1,450, Rockett St George. Nadia mirror, £58, Anthropologie. Sculpture, £820, Petersham Nurseries. Liquid soap, £21.50, Lo + Behold Store. Tray, £12.99, H&M Home.


Photography ⁄ Emma Lee

Styling ⁄ Hannah Franklin

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