Green Scene


IN THE DETAILS: Shells and sand dollars framed in acrylic allow the green wall to show through. (By artist Karen Robertson, discovered at a market in Atlanta.) Strickland chose bedding by Somerset Bay at RJ Thomas Ltd., Michigan Design Center, Troy. The green fabric, along with the drapery, is by Peter Fasano; floral is by Dauphine

Sweet Dreams in Palm Beach

“Green is often a neutral for me,” says 2013 Detroit Home Design Awards Rising Star Anne Strickland, of PORT Mfg. & Design. She fashioned this Palm Beach, Fla., bedroom in an ocean of green, from walls to bedding. “We wanted a fresh, springy green — not too mossy, since it’s oceanside,” says Strickland, whose business is based in Birmingham. “These tones aren’t too passive or too muted, and definitely not juvenile or too sweet.”  


From left: Guilford Green, Benjamin Moore. Kind Green, Sherwin-Williams. November Rain, Benjamin Moore

From left: Tansy Green, Sherwin-Williams.  Louisburg Green, Benjamin Moore. Tempe Star, Sherwin-Williams.


“When working with green paint, know that it goes on darker — so opt for a shade lighter than you think you need.” — Anne Strickland


Storage bench in breeze green, $299.99, metro-area Art Van stores,

Rocking Adirondack chair in leaf green, $790.50, 
Pouf ottoman in grass, $79.99, metro-area Art Van stores,




A NEW LEAF: Fine Paints of Europe features a leafy green (P10950) from the Inspiration Collection that adds striking appeal in an entryway.