The spring-green sofa was the inspiration for this multipurpose family room's fresh color palette. A soft and shaggy neutral rug underfoot begs guests to push coffee tables aside and recline as they watch a movie or the big game.
Weather permitting, take your spring parties outdoors. Here, designer Brian Patrick Flynn used a green and white color palette for the table's linens and place settings and puts mismatched vintage chairs to work for seating. Instead of a standard centerpiece, he used chicken lawn ornaments and watering cans filled with fresh tulips.
Though pastels have been a staple in springtime clothing and accessories for generations, there are plentiful ways to perk them up in fresh and exciting ways. Consider layering spring greens and pale pinks with small touches of navy blue and then bringing in super-saturated tones such as acid green, hot pink and tangerine. Working as a neutral, navy blue keeps the overall look from becoming too bright and busy.
Part of Sandy Springs' cultural renaissance, this 14-acre $229 million combination city hall and performing arts center is being posited as a jewel in the city's arts crown. Visitors can enjoy a black box theater, an 1,100 seat auditorium and a lineup of lectures, music and performances as well as a city green with outdoor concerts and performances. Even cuter, City Springs boasts a very Southern "porch" entrance complete with rocking chairs, not something you see at a city hall in every city. A mixed-use development of apartments, restaurants and boutiques rings City Springs for plenty of pre- and post-concert offerings including another location of the French-style patisserie Cafe Vendome.
Spring greens and crisp while millwork turn this sunny kitchen into a happy space for cooking, dining and simply enjoying life. French doors, transom windows and skylights bring in loads of natural light. Meanwhile, contemporary light fixtures add a splash of modern style to the room's traditional farmhouse feel.
When it comes to fertilizing vegetables, you can group them into 3 categories: light, moderate and heavy feeders. Peas, beans, radishes, turnips and mustard greens among the light feeders. Give them starter fertilizer when you plant; if they’re growing in compost-enriched soil, they probably won’t need to be fed again. For best results, do a soil test before planting to determine what kind of amendments and fertilizer your soil needs. Shown here: Snow Pea 'Green Beauty'
Fresh greens, herbed goat cheese and citrus notes are featured in this flavorful springtime salad. For the dressing, you'll need: ½ cup orange juice, ¼ cup white wine vinegar and ¼ cup olive oil. For the salad, you'll need: 6 ounces of mixed baby lettuces, 1 avocado cut into wedges, 4 ounces crumbled herbed goat cheese, 1 navel orange sliced in rounds or segments and fresh herbs like flat leaf parsley, cilantro and thyme.
Also known as a hen-and-chick plant, sempervivum is known for its gray-green rosettes that turn plum-colored when the temperatures drop. Where do sempervivums get the poultry nickname? The mother plant (the hen) spreads by making tiny, new rosettes on stalks (chicks). Use sempervivums in containers and rock gardens. These natives of the mountains of southern Europe can endure temperatures of 50 below. You’ve no excuse for killing them. Zones 2 to 9.
From the entryway into the living room, breakfast nook and kitchen, the same shade of coral paint was used on the walls, and the same accent colors of hot pink and spring green were used in accessories and furniture. In addition to keeping the overall look consistent, this consistent use of color makes the entire great room feel larger. When different paint colors are used in spaces that open into one another, the resulting look can create of a disjointed, choppy effect.
There are endless restaurants in Atlanta specializing in farm-to-table, meat-and-three, soul food and other variations on Southern fare. A homespun, unpretentious entry in those ranks is Southern Bistro, a comfort-food centric spot from husband and wife Nancy and Colman Goodrich who do especially well with down-home appetizers with a Southern flair like boiled peanut hummus, a solid pimento cheese served with toast points, ham and collard green egg rolls and, of course, the in-house variation on fried green tomatoes served with goat cheese and sweet pepper jelly. Don't expect fancy, cutting-edge foodie fare, but do expect good at this neighborhood spot especially good for a quick lunch.
When people talk about fast growing evergreens, ‘Green Giant’ arborvitae is always in the mix. Spring Grove is a tighter, shorter version of the famous Giant, growing at a rate of up to 3 feet a year. Plants eventually reach 20-30 feet tall by 10-12 feet wide and are deer resistant. Hardy in Zones 5 to 7. Botanical name: Thuja plicata ‘Grovepli’
The green tones are a mix of many shades and tints within the green color story along with great painted textures that create a weathered look and feel especially combined with this rustic exposed brick wall.
‘Green Sheen’ pachysandra or Japanese spurge (Pachysandra terminalis ‘Green Sheen’) earns its name from glossy green leaves. Pachysandra flowers in early spring, showcasing white blooms that stand above leaves.
The quaint nook in this bungalow bedroom was transformed into a cozy place to lounge by upholstering the walls with botanical fabric, incorporating playful patterns and layering shades of spring green throughout.