Why Natural Wood Is the Perfect Contrast to the Green Trend

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Green is everywhere this season, and as Christina Higham demonstrates, it's a great hue to use if you want to infuse a ton of personality into your home. In this kitchen, olive banquettes make a decidedly cool, space-saving splash while they set the stage for this retro-inspired aesthetic. Three circular mirrors at varying heights complement the seating's mid-century undertones, while a geometric chandelier plays off the black tubing on the surrounding Cesca chairs. If you're planning on using a verdant shade in your home, then you should take a cue from this look and work in natural accents that keep everything light. The Cesca's airy beech wood details are a calm foil to the lush velvet, and integrates more texture into an otherwise minimalistic room.

Use Cesca chairs in your own breakfast nook for a throwback design that will never go out of style.

Marcel Breuer Cesca Cane Side Chair ($243)


Kelly is a full-time freelance writer, aspiring aerialist, and passionate interior design enthusiast. She's a regular contributor to design-centric publications like Apartment Therapy, The Spruce, and TexasLiving Magazine.

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