Musings on style, adventures in renovating, and the odd rant ... but mostly raves!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Not so mellow
Overuse of the colour yellow in Irish home decoration had I must admit put me off the colour somewhat. In particular, it seemed like every kitchen you went into was painted a 'sunny' yellow. In the many new homes that were built during the boom, yellow also seemed to have become the developers' alternative to cream. I began to think of it as insipid and predictable. A little bit of distance (well actually a lot of distance - NZ is very far away!) has opened me up to giving yellow another chance. Then I saw the first pic below and a newfound love for yellow began to blossom. Yellow - it doesn't have to be mellow!
Spot the Orla Kiely cushions and mug in the above pic. I'm also loving that retro phone.
Am I cheating a little here? These walls are verging on mustard. Love the combination with the pale grey.