An exuberant celebration of the color green—in nature, art, interiors, and design.
Green is like water: it is everywhere, and we can’t live without it. Green is the color of nature and the environment. Green is life. Interior designer and style guru Carlos Mota has such a passion for green that he has now devoted an entire book to it. G: Forever Green celebrates the color in all its manifold manifestations: in nature, food, fashion, jewelry, art, interiors, and architecture.
From the brilliant markings on a butterfly’s wings to the feathers of a tropical bird’s breast, from Magritte’s oversized apple to the brocade drapery in the background of a Holbein portrait, from a leafy arbor to a leafy wallpaper, from celadon to forest to emerald to acid to lime to Kelly, the variety is astounding. Illustrated with Mota’s own photographs, taken as he has traveled the world, as well as images by prominent photographers, G: Forever Green features rooms by notable designers, among them Kelly Wearstler, Alessandra Branca, Mark D. Sikes, Robert Couturier, Gert Voorjans, and Nicky Haslam.
This stunning volume, superbly produced with a green metallic edge stain, is a testament to the power of green to soothe, inspire, and excite.
Carlos Mota is a creative consultant with extensive experience in styling, interior design, and product design. He has created environments for catalogs and advertising campaigns for numerous companies and brands. Formerly the international style editor for Architectural Digest and editor at large for Elle Decor, he has been named to the prestigious 2022 AD100 list. The author of Beige Is Not a Color, Mota lives in New York.