One of the most sure-fire ways to give a bedroom a bit of pizazz is investing in a four-poster bed. This four-poster bedroom is living proof. It’s the property of fellow lifestyle blogger, Rohini Wahi whose website is The Beat That My Heart Skipped.
It’s a very stylish space, combining contemporary furnishings with vintage touches very successfully. The bed is the star of the show – complimented perfectly by the mid century style sideboard and bedside table in similar wood tones.
As you can see, I’m still having a bit of a love affair with yellow in interiors; this particular shade on the wall is India Yellow by Farrow & Ball.
- Copper industrial pendant
- Flowers in a Vase with Shells and Insects by Balthasar van der Ast
- Belgrave side table with drawer
- Farrow & Ball India Yellow No.66 Matt Estate emulsion paint
- Cushion cover
- Kaleidoscope bedspread
- Solid oak vintage long sideboard
- Amsterdam solid teak 160 x 200 king-size four-poster bed
This yellow-decorated, cheery caravan belongs to Caro Davies, owner of The Twinkle Diaries blog. Caro and her family have christened her Dolly Too (she replaced the original Dolly of whom they sadly grew out). Reading about Caro’s journey doing Dolly up and going off on adventures is really making us yearn for our own camper van.
We’ve been putting money aside and are getting close to our target now. She’s created a real ‘home from home’ with a distinct mid century modern flavour. It’s clean, practical and bright, yet very cosy too. A real inspiration – stylish spaces on wheels are perfectly possible. Hopefully we can achieve something similar ourselves… and head off into the proverbial sunset one day soon!
- Daisy Chain Small wallpaper
- Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (gift book)
- Arrow LED circus light
- Norderney 5-piece cookware set by Karl Kruger
- Cath Kidston blue spot cotton duck
- Yellow picture frame
- “Home is where we are together” print
- Supernatural classic aspen oak laminate
You all know how much we love bright interiors, so it should come as no surprise that we’ve chosen to feature this kitchen decorated in bold primary colours.
This is a family kitchen in a 1960s, ex-council, end-of-terrace house in Dulwich, London. It may not be the biggest of kitchens; but what it lacks in size, it makes up for in storage space. There’s a yellow, U-shaped bank of overhead and floor-standing cupboards. There’s a floor to ceiling room divider that offers double-sided open shelving. Even the end of the worktop has been turned into ingenious cookbook shelves!
- Caravaggio pendant light – black P1
- Yellow Sierra kitchen
- Dualit 31290 2+1 Combi toaster, canvas white
- Kenwood SJM040S kMix stainless steel jug kettle 1.6L, silver
- Fresnel wall lamp / ceiling lamp designed by Joe Colombo for Oluce
- John Lewis Spectrum DAB/FM digital radio, teal
- Jieldé Signal table lamp
- Miura stool designed by Konstantin Grcic for Plank
- Eames LCW chair – red stained ash
This yellow-themed kitchen diner was presented as a show home at the Grand Designs Live event a few years ago. Its splashes of bright primary colour draws the eye… and probably the visitors who were in attendance.
It was designed to give inspiration to first time buyers. It is furnished with affordable pieces from outlets such as IKEA, a few investment buys from independant designer makers and items that are easy to take with you when you move up the property ladder.
The yellow is paired with shades of grey and white which give balance and a muted background on which to contrast against.
- Tress wallpaper in grey by Sian Elin
- Hexagon ceramic wall tiles
- Kenwood kMix toaster
- DeLonghi kMix boutique drip coffee maker
- GLO by Bisley SoHo multi-drawer cabinet 10-drawer H590mm (yellow)
- IKEA PS 1995 clock, yellow
- View Quest Hepburn DAB+ radio & Bluetooth speaker
- DOCKSTA table, white
- Kylie bar stool by Riley Ave.
- Frame coffee table in oak
- HAY Kaleido trays
- BERNARD chair
We bought this yellow Cathrineholm kettle with a view to it going into our webshop, but as soon as Adelle saw it emerge from its brown paper packaging, she went all Gollum from Lord of the Rings on us. “Come to me, my precious!”, she exclaimed. The chances of it ever being re-sold slid away rapidly as the golden enamel glow filled her eyes!
It was added to our shelves of vintage Scandinavian loveliness – high up so it couldn’t easily be removed!
Another design we’ve been waiting to get hold of for a while is this Op Art crockery by Seltmann Weiden. We had it in stock previously and sold it all. This time we’ll sell some, but keep a piece or two. By coincidence, they appeared in the same week. They work very well together don’t they? The perfect combination for a bright and cheery afternoon tea we think.
Both Gardener’s World and Springwatch were praising the beauty of daffodils on the television last night – and we’ve got some lovely swathes appearing in the local countryside. They really capture the vitality and optimism of spring. So, with the clocks going forward tonight, what other colour could we possibly have chosen for this week’s Home Tones than daffodil yellow?
It’s a fabulous highlight colour – feature walls & doors, chairs, lampshades, cushions and bed covers can all provide that flash of zingy, life-affirming colour without overdoing it. It lifts cream based neutrals & blond wood – and contrasts wonderfully against the much in vogue grey palette. In the case of daffodil yellow, it certainly is possible to have too much of a good thing. But, when used skilfully, it’s hard to beat for impact.