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Colour of Summer // Grassy green

When I think of summer I think of sunshine and greenery. I think of warm afternoons lazing on freshly cut green grass under the cool, dappled shade of the trees. I picture looking up through the bright green of leaves made translucent by the intensity of the sunlight toward the stark and endless blue sky. This green of these summer days is so inherently calming, invigorating and revitalising – there’s not much to compare to it.

So this season I’m wandering through interiors that remind me of this state of being (which probably stems from laying under the trees as a small child, always outside and so easily content with the simple things).

All images from Architectural Digest. Click for links to original page sources.


The stunningly, outrageously beautiful evocation of summer that is Miles Redds’ Houston hallway. Image from Architectural Digest.


An inherently airy, summery hallway space by Shostak & Co Inc. Image from Architectural Digest.


Jean Paul Beaujard’s indoor garden (read: dining room!). Image from Architectural Digest.


Jean Pau Beaujard’s New York dining room chaise that speaks of the deep cool of summer days in the forest. Image from Architectural Digest.


Sometimes green spells summer even in little doses. This space makes me think of summer in provence. Design by Miles Redd. Image by Architectural Digest.


An infinitely summery bedroom in Greenwich with splashes of invigorating, youthful green. Design by Miles Redd. Image from Architectural Digest.


A beautifully eclectic, fresh, and calming bedroom in Istanbul. Design by Serdar Gülgün. Image from Architectural Digest.


And finally, a room so summery and tropical it’s almost silly. By Miles Redd. Image from Architectural Digest.


About the Author:

Our principle designer Poppy is a Masters of Architecture graduate from the University of Newcastle, Australia. She graduated in 2013 with First Class Honours, received the Dean's Medal and was awarded the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Chapter Masters of Architecture Graduate of the Year prize. In 2010, Poppy received the Eric Parker Travelling Scholarship encouraging the research and drawing of architecture.

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