Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Yellow fever ...

When I was a child, I thought someday I would own a yellow Cadillac.  That would be about as good as it gets - the ultimate status symbol - my dream car with a butter yellow exterior and white leather interior. While my car choice may have changed over time, I'm still enchanted by yellow, particularly when it's paired with white.

Image via Laurence and Louise.

With Easter just days away, I'm reminded of how cheery yellow is as an accent color. It's a fresh pop of color that works well in any design style.

Image via Little Blue Deer.

I think this desk is 'to-die-for.'  It would be at home just about anywhere and looks simply beautiful with its aged, golden finish. I want it badly and wonder if I could paint a vintage table in my office just like this boho desk. It's worth a try!

Image via Loft Connexion.

Come to mama, you beautiful little sectional. I don't know exactly why, but I have an instant attraction to yellow sofas and chairs.

Image of Casa Midy in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico via Coco Cozy.

Kisses to the designer of the room above. I wouldn't change a thing. Inspired by these delicious golden hues, I put together a yellow pinboard with some sunny shopping finds.  


My shopping basket above includes beauties in yellow: 1) sofa from Urban Outfitters; 2) Robert Haviland Arc En Ciel Yellow China Dinnerware from Nat Schwartz & Co.; 3) table lamp from Pottery Barn; 4) Chirp pillow via Angelo Home; 5) Gatsby chairs from Plush Home; 6) Muuto Raw lounge chair from Panik Design; and 7) yellow rose pillows via Craftaholics Anonymous.

 

Images above via Elegant Thrifter (left) and Magazine Junkie (right).

Retro yellow pieces are so much fun. I've seen lots of cheery, lemon yellow lamps and a variety of ceramics in area consignment shops. These are really hard to pass up, and that doesn't even begin to compare with walking away from a down-filled, buttercup sofa. Boo hoo.

Image via Evantine Design.

I'll just have to bring in some lovely yellow flowers for a sunny addition to our breakfast table. While it doesn't have wheels like that dream car of my youth, our kitchen is painted yellow, and it lightens my disposition every time I enter.


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