G: Forever Green

By: Carlos Mota
320 pages
With metallic edge stain
10 x 
13 in. 
 (254 x 
330 mm.), 
color illustrations
ISBN: 978-0-86565-408-2
Hardcover with jacket
US $85 / 
CAN $107 / 
GBP £70
PUBLISHED: Sep, 2022

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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 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 endless and so inspiring.

Illustrated with Mota’s own photographs, taken as he has traveled the world, as well as images by prominent photographers and exuberant watercolors by Titina Penzini, G: Forever Green is a testament to the power of green to enrich both eye and soul.

Carlos Mota is a creative design consultant with extensive experience in styling, interior design, and product design. He has created environments for catalogues and advertising campaigns for numerous companies and brands. Formerly international style editor for AD and editor at large for Elle Decor, he is the author of Beige Is Not a Color. He lives in New York and the Dominican Republic.

“Interior designer and style guru Carlos Mota celebrates the color green, in all its forms, in his latest book. Photographs by Mota and famed photographers plus exuberant watercolors by Titina Penzini showcase how the verdant shade can enrich our lives through jewelry, interiors, nature, and food.” 


“Carlos Mota’s G: Forever Green is a scrapbook-like compilation dedicated to the universally loved color. . . . No subject too humble or shade too bright is off-limits for this well-traveled style guru. . . . Prepare for a jolt of serotonin with each turn of the page.”

Luxe Interiors + Design

Call us green with envy. Interior designer Carlos Mota has devoted an entire book to his passion for the color green, leading readers on a romp through history, style, and design that captures the kaleidoscopic potential of green.

Elle Decor

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