The Rue Style Report: The Greens from Mint to Kelly

Green Color Story

Moss, mint, lime sorbet. We’ve got a style crush on the color green, especially when it comes to decorating the home. This is a hue that borrows from nature and has a penchant for recharging and refreshing tired eyes. It’s a little bit of luck, a little bit of envy, and a whole lot of life.

For inspiration, we consulted with our sharp-as-a-whip stylists for easy tips to bring green (from pistachio to forest) to the domestic space.

1. Opt for Neutral
“I like chartreuse accents in a neutral home. They look great with minky beiges.”
– Brittany C.

2. Paint Inside the Box
“Paint the inside of a cabinet Kelly Green – it works with every other shade of green and will add a pop of color to the room.”
– Alexandra R.
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August 5, 2011

Rue Style Report: Black & White

OUR CREATIVE DIRECTOR, AMY VAN AARLE, DISHES ABOUT THE DYNAMIC DUO

Rue Style Report: Black & White

Tuxedo tones. Piano keys. Zebra stripes. The crisp combination graces every surface imaginable – and we can’t get enough of it. Especially in the home, black and white décor is irrefutably modern. Here, our Creative Director, Amy Van Aarle, tells us just what it is that makes the striking style so chic.

Rue La La: What do you love so much about the classic combo?
Amy: Black and white is the perfect balance of sophistication and simplicity. It’s elemental, a true yin and yang that equals something which always feels fresh and current and luxurious.

Rue La La: When decorating in black and white, do you gravitate towards patterns or solids?
Amy: I definitely like to mix both patterns and solids. For example, in my living room I have black furniture, a white couch, and patterned black and white pillows. I love that it feels right all year round. When it comes to patterns though, I definitely subscribe to the notion that a little dab will do you well.
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February 22, 2011