Monday, February 27, 2012

[ rolling in the deep ]

AS I was flipping through the new green issue of House Beautiful, I came across this home entirely done in a deep inky green, full gloss ~ walls, ceilings, trim, cabinetry...


I couldn't help but wonder how if I could live in this home. Though the owners say the reflectivity of the glossy finish adds a wonderful glow, I find it has such a heaviness to it and I can't help but think it would feel like living in a cave. Not that caves can't be cozy! 

What do you think? Could you live in this home?

lisa
[house beautiful]

8 comments:

Chrissie Marshall said...

I love all the colours used here but really don't think I could live with the glossiness of it all, and yet somehow it seems to work.

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I do like the gloss finish, which is interesting because my walls are matte :)
Too much color for me to have in the whole house but a room or two might be nice. I would like more natural lighting. The color looks very greyish on my screen.

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

While I think it looks cool, I probably couldn't live in it. I'm about to paint a bathroom in glossy navy and I'm already freaking out about it being too dark :)

Nicole said...

I agree with you. When I first saw this in House Beautiful I kept flipping the page for some lighter, airier rooms. I don't mind the idea of one dark room, but not the whole house.

lucy said...

no way!! I would be so depressed.

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

I love looking at the photos but no way could I live in the house. I"m way too affected by my surroundings and I need bright and cheery, especially in our gloomy west coast winter days:)

Sam [The Peak of Tres Chic] said...

I am totally loving the vibe of this space! SO earthy and sexy. Def right up my alley! :)

XO,

Sam
www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

I definitely wouldn't want it wrapped onto the ceilings, because it closes the space up so much, but I od love the colour and the lacquered finish. In a room with many windows and plenty of light finishes :)

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