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Shop Green Accent Pieces

Because emerald, apple and lime all work so well as accent shades in interiors, we've hunted down some brilliant green pieces for you to shop online.

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Our annual Art Issue has just gone on shelf. In it, you'll discover that our decor shopping pages have been inspired by four of our favourite monumental sculptures around the country.

One of these pieces is the striking 'Mother and Child' sculpture by Edoardo Villa, which stands in the garden of the late artist's Johannesburg home. This five-metre-tall work of art informed our shopping page focused on a selection green accent pieces for your home. 

Born in Italy, Edoardo Villa (1915-2011) was raised and lived in South Africa, and is regarded as one of the country's foremost 20th-century sculptors. He worked mainly in steel and bronze, and created beautiful abstracted forms. Several of our favourite works by Villa are his pieces in colour, like this one. 

ALSO READ: Inside the Mid-Century Johannesburg Home of Iconic Sculptor Edoardo Villa
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'Mother and Child' (1974) by Edoardo Villa.

 

Green is a colour that many homeowners (and decorators, for that matter) are reluctant to use too much of in domestic interiors. It can certainly work, but requires a bold and confident eye to be used throughout a space.

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Using it as an accent colour, is perhaps an easier way to go about incorporating this hue. From a pop of apple green to emerald elements scattered around a home, green can add elegance or energy to a space. The particular shade you choose will depend on the atmosphere and mood you wish to create.

We've hunted down a variety of green accent pieces, which you can shop right here. These are small additions that will brighten up almost any interior, and add a note of freshness.

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9 Online Shopping Options for Adding Green Accent Pieces to Your Home

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Wall clock in Dark Green corduroy, R759 | Zando
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Stacked tray in Green, R470 | Skinny laMinx
 
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Nimble side table in Green, R1999 | Superbalist
 
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Morrocotto ceramic tile in Grass, R29 per tile | Douglas Jones
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Replica Beetle velvet chair in Emerald Green, R2350 | Elevenpast
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Poise pendant in Forest, R599 | Superbalist
 
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Dolce baby alpaca, wool and silk blanket,  R1860 | Knus
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Jade planter small (13cm x 5cm) R79, medium (18cm x 7cm) R159 | Elevenpast
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Ribbon trim cushion cover in Green, R299 | Superbalist