House and Leisure art director Ian Martin loves to exclaim ‘Ooh, now that’s a good green!’. But what is a ‘good green’?
London-based interior designer Sophie Ashby of Studio Ashby is arguably the queen of good greens. Whether it’s upholstery, a statement carpet, wall panelling, scatter cushions or even a few well-placed objets, she always seems to get it just right. One of our favourite projects from Studio Ashby is The Robertson Small Hotel: we adore the shade and choice of fabric for those vintage banana rocking chairs, the grey-green on the walls and the greens in the abstract artworks – all wonderfully reflected in the copper coffee table.
This isn’t the first time Studio Ashby has used greens so masterfully, either – it’s introduced subtly and elegantly in many of their interior projects, a few of which you’ll see below.
Like the look of this trend in your own home? To show you how to scout for greens locally, we’ve rounded up a few old favourites, as well as brand-new items, seen on the floor at the recent Design Joburg fair.