12 Ways to Enliven Your Home with Green
Decorating with this color—whether it's the softest hint of celery or the deepest, most dramatic shade of emerald—instantly transforms a room into a rich, lush oasis (even if it's the broom closet!).
Photo: Michael Arnaud
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Think pattern-on-pattern can't be done? Don't tell Oprah. The soft, aged feel of the green-and-cream fabric is just tame enough to cover the walls, sofa and curtains of her guesthouse in a way that's dramatic, not dizzying. The key to getting a polished look that isn't too busy lies in using complementary details, like furniture in a certain style—all classic, for example—or using shades of a particular color.