Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Better put your shades on...

Because today we are loving on some yellow randomosities that might blind you with sunny goodness. 

Yellow to me is a tricky color. It very easily roams into "overwhelming" territory, but a few choice pieces in yellow really spruce up a space that might be lacking that certain je ne sais quoi. 

Case in point, this drop dead gorgeous room at the Byblos Art Hotel in Verona.


The lemon plexiglass stools and the marigold armchairs add elegant funk and really set off the natural light perfectly. The grey drapes, white floors and walls, and pops of aqua and pink in the art? Full-on yes.

On the more extreme side of the spectrum, it's rare that I find a room completely swathed in yellow that I can go to bat for, but this room at the same hotel is one of those rarities:

Hello, lover.

Apparently the work of famed Alessandro Mendini, the hotel both houses and is art. Both of these rooms are simultaneously inviting and impressive, and I want to curl up on that coral couch with a cappuccino and collection of Dahl's short stories for adults.
(btw, if you haven't read any of his adult work, DO. Amazing.)

Being in an apartment at the moment, I'm still set on accent pieces to get the sunny look. A small statement like this vintage Murano guy from The New Design Times brings punch without being overwhelming, and can easily be moved around if you get bored with it in one space. A little harder to move an entire yellow wall, in my humble opinion.

I'm on the hunt for a pretty little black lacquer table, which I think would pair perfectly with a fixture like this. Not to be all cliche, but it looks like a flower about to bloom, and that makes me le pleased. For a more wearable (and attainable) blossom, you can always count on Kate Spade to help out. This cute is aptly named the "Date Night" ring, and it's so cheery!

See? Cheery!

If I only had a yellow greenhouse...

The Bonnet House in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Photo from MarthaStewart.com

then maybe I could buy Kate Spade bulbs and grow my own cocktail rings!

Hey, a girl can daydream, right?

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