Green comes in a range of powerful shades: there’s sumptuous emerald, sophisticated olive, calming sage, crisp lime and more. There’s a perfect shade of green to suit any mood.
Lime green looks phenomenal on a front door; it’s fresh, modern and inviting. Pillows or seating in emerald green – especially in velvety fabrications – lend richness to a room. Olive green works well within a midcentury modern color palette. And sage green is among the more calming room colors.
Currently, green items fill the halls of GasLamp, where photographer David Wariner cherry-picked the best finds, from a bright green vinyl record to a WWI-era model plane. Enjoy!
MIDCENTURY MODERN FLAIR
The handwoven seat on this ottoman by Masaya & Co. features an array of green shades, from olive to emerald ($195; Booth T-253). This piece was handmade in Nicaragua from sustainable hardwood. Masaya & Co. creates furniture inspired by classic Danish of the mid-20th century.
GO GREEN WITH WILLIE NELSON
This bright green 45-rpm vinyl record by Willie Nelson would look stylish as wall art ($15; Booth T-316). It could also be a unique Christmas gift. Released in 1979 as a promo, this transparent green record features the classic “White Christmas” by Irving Berlin on one side and “Blue Christmas,” as popularized by Elvis Presley, on the other side.
This painting, entitled “Going Green,” ripples with vitality in shades of green that are slathered across a 4-by4-foot canvas in lush brushstrokes of oil paint ($2,235; Booth T-162). Wariner, who studied at the esteemed Herron School of Art, enjoyed a successful career as an illustrator, and his work is included in private and commercial collections.
Want a touch of green with a splash of history? Then consider this model plane painted camouflage green ($95; Booth S-505). This British single-seat biplane enabled Royal Flying Corps pilots to counter the Germans in air superiority during World War I. Pilots appreciated the maneuverability of the aircraft, which was the Spitfire of its day.
GREEN VIA A GRAFANOLA
This Columbia Graphophone Co. “Jewel” Grefonola from 1914, featuring a green turntable, has been rebuilt to look and sound great ($295; Booth T-928). This player includes 200 extra needles and one dozen 78-rpm records from the time. There is a one-year warranty on all parts and labor. The Columbia Grafonola, introduced in 1907, was an internal horn alternative to Columbia’s external horn gramophone.
We hope you soon tour GasLamp to see that “it’s easy being green,” as a famous frog once said. You will indeed find the green that’s right for you.
Product photos by David Wariner. Header photo by Designecologist for Unsplash.