Yesterday I was mourning the loss of one of my beloved doors on Capitol Hill (above) on Instagram which was recently re-painted blue. Later in the day I found myself researching chartreuse grasscloth options for a client which reminded me of Jeffrey Bilhuber’s fabulous Locust Valley country home and its Benjamin Moore Chic Lime walls.
It wasn’t until I landed upon the Charleston home of Southern Charm star Patricia Altschul featuring a healthy dose of my favorite chintz (decorated by none other than the prince of chintz himself, Mario Buatta) and re-visited the above dining room by Katie Ridder that I realized I was in a full on chartreuse hued spiral.
I couldn’t help but wonder what the clients’ initial reactions were to the proposed wall colors. Did they need some convincing or did they recognize that they were working with design legends and fully trust that the results would be near perfection?
Regardless, I thank them for taking what many would consider to be a risk to show that even the boldest of color can be done in a tasteful and classic way. Bring on the chartreuse!