Saturday, January 28, 2012

Interior: A Dash of Sunshine


Winter's own lemonade.

Good evening! I hope that your weekend is going very well so far. Surprisingly, I awoke to a bit of freshly fallen snow this morning—though I was almost certain that we were through with snow for the better part of the year. However I long for snow, come mid to late January, I also find myself craving something or things afresh in lightness, brightness, and life during this time of year...







Adding yellows (in large or small ways) often provides the perfect source of brightness and warmth—particularly when they are on the slightly more sunny/golden side of the spectrum. A year or so ago, I purchased two large, cylinder, straight vases in a brilliant yellow. I keep them in storage for months at a time until after Christmas, after New Years, and just as the days begin to lengthen a little, and I need a little refreshment... do you find yourself desiring yellow from time to time as well?

Images: 01, 03, 05 (scanned) Coté Sud Déc/Jan 2012, by Bernard Touillon | 02 Le Jacquard Français | 04 via Style Court, by J. Boulay from The Book of Fine Linen | 06 via Tongue in Cheek, by Gilles Trillard | 07 Art & Decoration, by Charly Erwin

23 comments:

  1. lemon yellow on the walls: it is like putting a huge smile on your house! ANd it gives also a lot of positive energy: I love it

    Have a nice day
    Sara C.

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  2. Hello Sarah, oh well.. the color of the plaid in the last image is very juicy!! vintage yellow, i love it. I'm longing for a bit of sunshine these days so this is a welcoming color.

    Audreyx

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  3. All those splashes of yellow (and your "current inspiration" video have brightened my Sunday!

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  4. Sarah-
    This is such a beautiful and cheery post! I think I will do a little yellow embroidery.
    Have a nice week.
    Teresa
    xoxo

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  5. Sarah I am loving yellow right now, very cheering! The embroidery is gorgeous!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  6. I do.

    And all I need to do to fulfill that desire for yellow is to walk into our living room where I smile when seeing our two red, green, and yellow plaid club chairs. The color of the room makes me happy, too; I painted it Benjamin Moore Poppy.

    I was a bit under the weather yesterday but I watched a good movie on cable; The Drummer--and I made Maple Rosemary Wheat Bread with Pine Nuts.

    I feel better today. Working on my new online storefront; getting ready for High Point in April. And Susan's mom is coming over soon for dinner. I am making a meatloaf, mushroom gravy, basmati rice, and broccoli cooked with garlic, red pepper flakes, oil and white wine--a fav.

    Bruce

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  7. HI Sarah, That yellow wall in the first image is magical! I love that kitchen with the modern clean lines and a classic chandelier... and then that wall and the bowls... really jumps out at you. A dash of sunshine is always good and I'm always drawn to a sunny disposition..
    Helenx

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  8. Yes, completely agree! Yellow is such a happy colour and I love adding bits here and there to brighten the mood. I love that first kitchen; the chandelier is gorgeous and the bursts of yellow are just the right amount to add cheer to the room xx

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  9. I love yellow and how it brightens a space. It's so needed during these dark cold months!! xo

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  10. Yellow is one of my very favorite colors. You just can't help but feel a little cheery when you see it. I would love to see those vases of yours.

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  11. Hello, Sarah. That third image speaks my heart. The mixture of rustic and brightness is one of the elements I like to use in decorating, if not always, at least from time to time. And this time of year I start craving bright colours and sunshine. Wishing you a wonderful week! xo
    Ada

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  12. stunning photos! love these pops of yellow - esp the Acqua de Parma boxes!! xx

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  13. Yellow definitely gives you a feeling of spring, love how you keep your vases in storage to give your heart and home a little winter lift!!
    Sometimes all you need is something simple like that beautiful single yellow rose to give a lift.
    Carla x

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  14. Hi Sarah, as always you've chosen a beautiful collection of images. Personally I feel most drawn to the yellow fabrics, they make me feel like I'm in the Provence. I remembered seeing a neutral kitchen with fabulous yellow coffecups, loved that as an inspiration. Besides that I don't have yellow cravings but I love to see it back in nature.
    Hope you have a great week!

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  15. Lovely pictures as always :)Move to other page!! In a few days i´ll insert you link another time :O)

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  16. Hi, Sarah!
    Fabulous selection.
    Love yellow, it adds a special touch in interiors and in fashion, too. Very inspiring.
    Warm hugs to you.
    Tereza

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  17. you just brightened my day with this post! xx

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  18. Such a happy happy post, Sarah. Love the Acqua de Parma !!!
    Reminds me of Italy. xx's

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  19. Bruce : I am glad that you are feeling much better :) And so exciting about your news—I look forward to hearing more in the future!

    Christel : Thank you so much! (also, I agree with you entirely)

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  20. i LOVE the bright shades of yellow;)

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  21. Gorgeous! I have some yellow in my home, but not as bright and daring as these shades!

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  22. Yellow is amazing, really brightens everything up! And I definitely like what it signifies (to me, at least!) - that winter's packing up it's bags and leaving Spring in its wake...

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