St. Patrick’s Day Decor!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

I come from a very Irish family on my mother’s side. When I finally left home I was shocked to learn that St. Patrick’s Day wasn’t as big a deal as Christmas for most of America! Growing up the occasion was marked with special food (green pancakes), gifts from Grandma (shamrock halos) and if you didn’t wear green it was a cardinal sin, punishable by pinching. The morning of, we would yell “Top of the mornin’ to ya!” to which everyone else would customarily reply: “And the rest of the day to you to!”

Side note: you aren’t supposed to wear red on St. Patrick’s Day because that was the color of the oppressive English! (who I am incidentally also related to…) So NO RED!

Green is one of my favorite colors to use in design because it almost acts as a neutral in that it gets along with every color! It is at the same time rustic, and a pop of color.

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Some of my favorites:

Sofa – This sofa from Joybird is a ultra classy mid-century style piece. The tufting on the back is becoming very popular!

Print – This print from Jenny’s Print Shop (Jenny being one of my favorite designers) is just one of an incredible collection. They are so affordable and customizable!

Books – These books are vintage from Chairish. I love it that you can get antique books already collected into a color. These would be a wonderful accent.

Throw Blanket – This throw blanket from Ikea is the most beautiful shade of forrest green! It looks soft and you cannot beat that price!

Glasses – This olive shade of green is a wonderful accent in any room.

Pendant – I’ll admit there isn’t a lot of green lighting options that I would be super jazzed about but Schoolhouse Electric do some colored lights that are perfectly understated and don’t take themselves too seriously.

Wallpaper – This wallpaper from One King’s Lane is so versatile! Bathrooms, dining rooms, living rooms, bedrooms, and kid’s rooms.

Inspiration fit for a leprechaun:

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This year I am going to have a green smoothie for breakfast, wear my favorite green skirt, and probably have some kind of a salad….What are some of your St. Patrick’s Day traditions?

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