As the key trends for 2017 are announced to the nation, there's none stirring quite the amount of interest in the interior design world as that of Pantone's Colour of the Year. Not quite ready to update your home in the shade of your January detox smoothies? You don't have to. A stay in one of our luxury homestays with greenery-inspired interiors will ensure you get your colour-of-the-year fix. In the spirit of a fresh new year, a palette of spring greens paired with a good coast or country view will provide the most rejuvenating break imaginable.
Islander is a paradise for pure escapism, idyllically positioned on the edge of Freathy cliff in south east Cornwall. Perfect for those who want that faraway feeling, this Barbados-style beach hut flaunts an exotic vibe, using botanical prints and themed art pieces including a framed vintage Hawaiian shirt. Throw in a prime clifftop location, hot tub and golden beach below... and you'll be in Pura Vida paradise!
Little Scarlet is a quintessential Cotswolds cottage with va-va-voom, offering a luxury couples-only retreat with pure indulgence in mind. There is no shortage of style and romance at Little Scarlet. With 1940/50s-inspired interiors and flamboyant twists, the cottage is a sophisticated realm of sumptuousness. The open plan kitchen-living area has been finished in a fresh shade of apple green - sweet and delicious.
Perched on Tregonhawke Cliff in south east Cornwall and surrounded by enclosed spacious gardens, this eco-friendly cabin overlooking Whitsand Bay is the perfect hideaway for lovebirds looking for luxury by the sea. With a Green Tourism Gold Award to go alongside its blue-green interior accessories, Seaglass was made for those who love all things green.
We couldn't quite decide between an indoor or outdoor photo to showcase the greenery-inspired nirvana that is Montana, so we settled on this wonderful shot peering in from the woods. Look closely at this large lodge-style house in Lyme Regis and you'll see floor to ceiling windows which act like mirrors reflecting the serene woodland location outside, inside. Each room draws inspiration from the setting; take the bedrooms, flaunting lime green bedspreads, insect-themed art and tree print scatter cushions.
The Restoratory is a resplendent Tudor-style house boasting Designer's Guild fabrics, literary-themed art work and interesting artefacts peppered throughout. The rich tapestry of colour and pattern inspired by the Arts and Crafts era brings a designer feel to this unique seaside home in Kent. The green bedroom in particular is amazingly relaxing, the owner found the preserved butterflies at a market and they formed the theme for the rest of the room.
You'll be sure to lose yourself in nature when you flee to this luxury moorland cottage in the pretty Cornish hamlet of Rilla Mill. Calming hues combine with nature-inspired art and curio to ensure Elysian is perfectly in-keeping with its rural surroundings. The green painted shed and rustic linhay (pictured) will be welcome additions for artists and writers wanting to squirrel away for a while.
Although only featured recently in our run-down of the most Unique Wedding Venues, Florin couldn't go without a mention here. You would not believe this opulent gold and green bedroom isn't the master suite; it's swag curtains, feminine dressing table and silk upholstered bed making it fit for a princess.
This exquisitely designed luxury cottage in Stamford is a dreamy abode for lovebirds wanting a romantic break away in 'The best place to live in Britain' (as voted by the Sunday Times). Many original features at The Parisian have been sympathetically retained, before being sprinkled with some sophisticated styling. The living areas offset Farrow and Ball's Strong White with Skimming Stone and Elephant’s Breath to achieve a calm, contemporary look which reflects the greenery outside just wonderfully.