Steal This Look: A Bright Green Dining Room in Amsterdam

August 05, 2014 9:00 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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Designed by Marianne Luning of VT Wonen, this dining room features an unexpected palette of pale grays and grass greens–we especially like the mismatched dining furniture painted a unifying shade of green. Re-create the look with the following elements.

Above: A heavy dose of kelly green is a nice contrast to an otherwise neutral dining room and kitchen.

The Basics

Above: Benjamin Moore Ben Interior Graytint paint is $36.99 a gallon.

Above: Benjamin Moore Ben Interior Grassy Fields paint; $36.99 a gallon.

Furniture & Lighting

Above: Barn Light Electric’s Wesco Deep Bowl Chain Pendant in dark green (shown) or emerald green is a close fit to the oversize pendant lights hanging above the green table. The light is available in a range of sizes and prices from $194 for the 10-inch size to $244 for the 16 inch.

Above: Ikea’s Ingo Dining Table is made of unlacquered pine, perfectly primed for painting; $69.

Above: Ikea’s Stockholm Chair is made of beech and painted in a bright green acrylic; $119 each.

Above: An 8-Foot Wooden Stepladder made of southern yellow pine and metal is $98 at Dallas Midwest. Painted white (see photo at top), the ladder blends into the pale gray wall that it leans against.


Above: The Henry Dean Alentejo Extra Large Vase is made in Belgium of thick glass; it’s 12 inches tall and 16.75 inches in diameter at the top; $210 at March, in San Francisco.

Above: Made in Australia, the Large Mud Pebble Bowl in Milk is $125 at Design Within Reach.

Above: The porcelain Mud Noodle Bowl in Milk is $42 at Design Within Reach.

Above: Ferm Living’s wooden Studio wall shelves are made of smoked oak veneer with a painted back. Available in three sizes and different colorways, starting at $125.25 for the smallest, which measures 12 inches by 12 inches.

Above: Luning’s design decisions are evident in the details: A pair of Hunter Huntress Wider Calf Rain Boots in green is $148 at Hunter.

Feeling favorable toward green? See our DIY: Painted Canvas Tissue Box Cover and a group of inspirational Green Rooms in our Gallery of Rooms and Spaces.

N.B. This post is an update; the original story ran November 8, 2011.

And don’t forget: It’s the last week of voting for the 2014 Considered Design Awards. You can vote for the finalists on Remodelista and Gardenista once a day through this Saturday, August 8. The winners will be announced August 9.