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Amara

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Emerald! Exciting, Exotic, Emerald!
« on: January 18, 2013, 11:30:30 PM »
Emerald is 2013's "Color of the Year" ( as elected by Pantone: http://www.pantone.com/pages/index.aspx?pg=21055&from=hp ).

I am so excited. I love this color, along with mint green, and it has consistently been the hardest color in home decor to find. Unfortunately, it is still hard to find. I am a very good online researcher but finding bath accessories, towels and rugs as well as furnishings (wall art, lamps or lampshades, rugs, vases, etc.) for the living and bedroom areas in either emerald or mint green is still ... tough. I did find a lovely handmade soap dish on etsy as well as a Murano vase and photograph of a Venice canal that I will frame,  and a vase from Waterford that may be beyond my price range, but other than that I am not having much luck.

I don't want a one-color home so basics will stay neutral, but I would love to know if anyone here is seeing emerald or mint green home-based items. If so, can you tell me where you are seeing them. I would be most appreciative. 

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Re: Emerald! Exciting, Exotic, Emerald!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 11:43:53 AM »
Lots of green home decor items at Novica - http://www.novica.com/ . You can filter results by color.
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Re: Emerald! Exciting, Exotic, Emerald!
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 12:03:31 PM »
Oooh, thank you! Off to look now.

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2013, 01:22:26 PM »
I just remembered, The Company Store is a good source for textiles - http://www.thecompanystore.com/ . The store also has some furniture, tables, poufs, etc. You can filter each category by color. I just gave it a try and got a lot of hits for green items.
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Re: Emerald! Exciting, Exotic, Emerald!
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2013, 01:47:16 PM »
I wouldn't mind hanging that dress in my closet. 

http://www.elledecor.com/design-decorate/trend-alert-emerald#slide-2
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2013, 02:44:45 PM »
I'll check out the Company Store, thank you. They have great stuff, but on my last check there I didn't find any shade of green I liked. I'll try again, though.

Oooh, that gown! If only I could (1) afford it, (2) be the right size for it, and (3) have a place to wear it, it would be perfect! Did you notice they have 17 images there for things? Several like the silk fabric and wallpaper are to die for. I also love, love, love the silverware: http://www.vietri.com/store/CategoryDisplay.cfm?cat=2956&cid=251&CFID=6332603&CFTOKEN=eb91ef70db501d25-BFA1B68E-BAE5-4C1D-8A9C38090F2808C6

Want to see what I bought on etsy?
The dish: The glass appears somewhat milky here, but it's not. It's the deepest, richest emerald color imaginable: http://img2.etsystatic.com/006/0/5780501/il_fullxfull.373083594_nl6j.jpg

The vase: http://img3.etsystatic.com/004/0/6426208/il_fullxfull.394576215_7o8p.jpg

The picture: http://img2.etsystatic.com/000/0/6280846/il_fullxfull.306480890.jpg

The vase will go on the antique oval table I have near the front door, the picture on the wall next to it.

Please continue to post ideas or pictures of things you have. I feel like a kid who has been turned loose in a candy store with all her favorites and told they have been made Candy of the Year. 

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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2013, 04:24:21 PM »
Those are such beautiful pieces!  You have exquisite taste, amara. 
About that wonderful dress...I wonder if you could make it into curtains for you living room...sort of a reverse of what
Scarlet O'Hara did with her curtains, making them into a gown.   :)
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Re: Emerald! Exciting, Exotic, Emerald!
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2013, 05:30:39 PM »
lampsplus.com and Lamps Plus on FB

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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2013, 06:49:11 PM »
Thank you, Bijou. I don't mean to boast; I am just so excited.

Audrey, thank you. I am off to check them now.