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Sveinung Brathen

I thought I'd give you a short dose of eye candy this afternoon, via the fabulous photos of Norwegian photographer Sveinung Bråthen. I've got an emerald wall - the colour of the year says Pantone, some black - via a chalkboard wall in a dining room, a matte black kitchen cabinets (SWOON!), a black painted sections to highlight art (always been a fan of that technique), a black wall behind a black leather sofa (HOT!) and a couple of other goodies.  

Reader Comments (6)

Amazing shots! And that hreen colour, yum!

8 Jan 2013 | Unregistered Commenteranna k.

This is my favorite post of all time because those green books? They are ancient Greek texts. Go go LOEB! We need more Classics in interior design. :)

8 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

Emerald is a really beautiful decor color. It reminds me of Samantha's mother (shame on me for not being sure of her name right now - Elvira?) in Bewitched - I feel like her home decor would feature LOTS of decadent emerald and black.

8 Jan 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMorganvsmorgan

Love those spotty lights :)

I have to question the whole 'emerald green' thing. Sure, everyone wants a new color for the year, it's always fun. But right off the mark, emerald is looking off: dated and difficult to work with outside ethnic designs. Blue can be brash and lost to nuance, but green? Now there's a hard color to get right. Lime worked, when that was the new thing; my housemate painted her room a vibrant yellow-green that's energetic and young, but with old wood and black trimmings became smart and sophisticated. I can see emerald as a grace note, but certainly not as the main palette choice.

The pictures are excellent! And I think they bear out the point. :-)

9 Jan 2013 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

Hey, loooooove the Emerald green. It's my favourite colour + I've just been waiting patiently for the last 20 years for it to return.
Actually it's really easy to work with - use it with black sofas or do an analogous scheme with cobalt blue + a dash of orange+ ochre gold looks stunning also.
If Orenbird has doubts then send her my way.
Love the images as always. XX Josie

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