Jul 23, 2010

Yellow - zesty freshness.

Funny how working on particular projects
can spark an obsession with a particular colour.
At the moment, my passion is yellow:-
...mustardy, earthy muted gold...
...fresh summery bright yellow...
...acidic sharp lemon with a bite.
This has all sprung about because I am working on a 
house snuggled next to the beach, 
which drew inspiration from the Mid Century Modern 
houses of the Palm Springs style in its original architecture. 
Blue Fruit is extending it and reworking it to suit 
the personalities and lifestyle of its new owners, 
as well as to showcase the fantastic Danish furniture 
collection that lives in the house. 

So I have been sourcing materials 
which reflect the colours of the beach, 
the freshness and sophistication of the 1950s and 1960s, 
with a touch of whimsy thrown in.

Teamed up with various hues of grey 
(in this case in charcoal-stained floorboards 
and pewter-toned walls) 
a flash of sunny yellow will bring 
just the right touch of cheeky tonic to the space.

Here are some wonderful images 
that evoke all the glamour of yellow...

Ah, so beautiful and so elegantly lively.
Do you feel strongly about this colour?

Photo credits: 1 ,2 & 6. myvintagevogue.com; 3. printinkstudio.com
7. marthastewartweddings.com  8. unknown (sorry I have lost my reference!) 
9,10 & 11. Palm Springs Modern makeover, via New York Times
12. Setting at the fabulous London house lordshippark.com


  1. I think I just fell in love with Yellow all over again! haha! Thank you for this post!

  2. Yellow always is able to make me smile, and brightens up a space so effortlessly.

  3. great post. i love all the gorgeous dresses!

  4. found this old post - this is what i'm trying to work out now for my loungeroom and front entrance (yellow, grey, white, black & brown). the struggle exists over which is the best grey for the walls - much like that revolting 'which is the right white'!!!!!

  5. Love this post! Simply cannot get enough of yellow and mustard at the moment. Thanks for stopping by and saying hello...always nice to meet another fellow Aussie blogger ; )
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
    Anna x


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