September 30, 2010

Emeralds & Oscar

Last week on twitter, I wrote that after seeing the Oscar de La Renta green silk fabric made in to dramatic drapes at the Lee Jofa showroom, I now must design a room with shades of emerald green, both light and dark. That is where it all begins just like an electric shock, as Nancy describes as I mentioned in my last post. We always seem to find the fabrics...the design and then the project appears. This happens a lot. So, I'm looking forward to designing with emerald green soon.

I must have a photographic memory. This is the only explanation I can find for the random associations I make when creating a design. So here we go again, emerald green. I see the movie Great Expections, with Gwenyth Paltrow and Ethan Hawke. The entire movie has a thread of imagery, clothing and cast shadows of emerald green. I can't help but notice it while watching the movie realizing that it draws me in. For me, emerald green creates the mood of mystery and a sense of the exotic.

Photo: Keira Knightley, Atonement, Source:

Photo: Veranda Magazine


Photo: Designer, Mary McDonald


Photo: Designer, Kelly Wearstler, The Viceroy Hotel

Photo: Givenchy Source:

Photo: Designer, Kelly Wearstler, The Viceroy Hotel


Photo: Joan, Mary & Nancy in front of Lee Jofa's fabulous Oscar de la Renta emerald green silk.

Photo: Angelina Jolie Source:

Photo: Iman wearing Oscar de la Renta Source: Harper's Bazaar

Rachel Hazelton is an Interior Designer from Middleton, MA with design projects in Andover, MA, North Andover, MA, Lynnfield, MA, Boxford, MA, Topsfield, MA, Boston's North Shore and throughout New England.


Sarah said...

This is my favorite color in the whole world. I would like to wear Keria Knightley's dress and sit in that Kelly Wearstler bathroom all day!

Rachel Hazelton said...

Me too! I've always favored using neutrals in my designs but am loving the boldness of emerald green. I'm feeling jewel tones.