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February 13, 2013
In honor of the verdant and vibrant color green, we've collected a handful of projects that'll make you green with envy.
natural building materials interior

When constructing a weekend house for a young family in Healdsburg, California, architect Michael Cobb opted for natural building materials, including a green-tinted conversion varnish for the kitchen cabinets that pops against the surrounding wood.

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modern vanguard way  kitchen copper pots refrigerator

The reddish tinge from an assortment of copper pots and pans brings out the green undertones in ICI Dulux Paint's Pale Water hue. The wall lends a rustic yet modern feeling to the kitchen of this Dallas home.

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Renovated terrace space in France

The most ecological way to incorporate green into your home is with vegetation. The courtyard of a Corbusier-inspired home in Paris features a bright shock of foliage in the form of a 20-foot-tall vertical garden. Meanwhile, crops of green grass sprout haphazardly among the hexagonal pavers below.

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After walking through the front door visitors enter directly into the enormous kitchen and living space. The interior is minimal, using predominantly timber and concrete. It also provides some spectacular views of the river.

After walking through the front door of the Moinian and Melli residence in Switzerland, visitors enter directly into the enormous kitchen and living space. The interior is minimal, using predominantly timber and concrete. The yellow-green Transform sofa is by Moroso and the forest-green Pastil chair is by Eero Aarnio.

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Originally appeared in Swiss Mix
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Modern bedroom with world map wall decal

The bedroom of a modern house in Sicily is open and playful with only a bit of red Algue by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec guarding the stairs. The world map decal on the wall is from My Vinilo. Emerald pillowcases soften up the scheme.

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Originally appeared in Less Is Amore
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Green plywood door shelf space

Yuko Shibata wanted more shelf space in her home office in Tokyo, so she added a plywood door with built-in bookshelves that opens into her bedroom to form a reading nook. Glimpsed from the adjacent room, the space looks larger than it actually is, thanks to the bright green walls.

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Originally appeared in This Shape-Shifting Apartment Lets an Architect Work from Home
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Architect Whitney Sander and product developer Eric Chu used bus graphics to provide an attractive privacy screen for a Los Angeles prefab house. Chu ran a couple of photos he had taken of a tree through some Photoshop filters for what he calls “a painterly effect,” sent them to Astek Inc., and, about $5,000 later, he had a pair of roughly 500-square-foot vinyl panels.

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The eye-catching kitchen cabinets behind Cat Macleod and her daughter, Celeste, were custom-built in lemon Liri Laminate by Amerind. The island bench is made from the same alpine ash used on the floor and the stairs all the way up to the master bedroom. <

Apple green was the color of choice for the kitchen in this Melbourne, Australia, house.

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Originally appeared in Bellemo & Cat's Cradle
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Affordable green housing in North Carolina

Tuned into its sylvan setting, this affordable green home in Hillsborough, North Carolina, is a modern take on the surrounding centuries-old structures. The bright green paint on its facade contrasts with the Cor-Ten steel cladding.

Originally appeared in Region of Honor
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In the warm interior of the X House in Hennepin, Illinois, Diane Pascal and Thomas Richie enjoy the view from their boiled-wool Ligne Roset couch in the main living area, where wood paneling on the ceiling and walls mirrors the topography of the landscape. A gauzy green curtain adds a moment of color to the scheme.

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A leaf-green countertop adds a splash of color to the kitchen.

Green countertops outfit the kitchen of the Ewing residence.

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Originally appeared in Bringing It All Back Home
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Living room with late-1950s green furniture

A late-1950s set of sofa and chairs inherited from resident Kieran Gaffney’s granny warm up the living room, as do the stove from Charnwood and the coffee table he bought from Habitat for his first flat. Read the full story about the modern Scottish house here.

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Originally appeared in A Piece of Home
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Kitchen Decor in modern house including a MDF Island

Modern green cabinets provide a lively focal point in this kitchen.

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matthew williams
Originally appeared in Make Your Parents Happy by Building Them a House
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natural building materials interior

When constructing a weekend house for a young family in Healdsburg, California, architect Michael Cobb opted for natural building materials, including a green-tinted conversion varnish for the kitchen cabinets that pops against the surrounding wood.

Photo by Drew Kelly. Image courtesy of Drew Kelly .

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