Yellow is a difficult color for me. I spent three of my twelve school-uniform-wearing years dressed in a yellow oxford cloth shirt that was very unflattering. You won't find any yellow in my closet these days, and very, very little in my home. However . . .  I do keep noticing the color - both in decor and in fashion. Even though I can't wear it or live with it, I can appreciate yellow for other people. What do you think about this sunny shade?

"A brilliant pigment of yellow frames the art-lined gallery of this Dallas home." 
Interior design by Kelli Ford and Kirsten Fitzgibbons.
Sconces, Paul Ferrante. Vintage sociable.
Photography by Max Kim-Bee. 
Image originally appeared in the January/February 2012 issue of Veranda

"A leopard-print carpet provides instant glamour. Curtains in Verel de Belval taffeta with Samuel and Sons trim. Walls in Viking Yellow, Benjamin Moore."
Interior design by Nick Olsen.
Photography by Melanie Acevedo.

"Here, the hostess-cum-entrepreneur sets a fall tablescape with Julia B.'s citron-hued triple-scalloped art deco-inspired 'Versailles' pattern, antique tableware, some African souvenirs picked up by her husband while on a business trip, and of course, some of her signature seasonal dishes."
Tablescape by Julia Berger of Julia B.
Photography by Kelly Stuart.

"Walls upholstered in acid green Anna Damask 68433 from Alessandra’s Schumacher collection, Elle Décor Designer Visions Show House."
The Schumacher Blog (January 10, 2014).

" 'We played all the illusions to bring the room down,' said designer Michael Rosenberg of the living area with 20-foot-high ceilings in Caryn Schacht’s Manhattan apartment. The hemp wall covering was installed so the grain runs horizontally. The curtains also conspire in the plot against verticality, he added: 'We put different fabrics together to create that horizontal line. You get a sense that the room is not so overwhelmingly tall.' Exemplifying the décor’s mix of new and not-so-new, vintage chrome chairs find a modern counterpoint in the custom Lucite-and-bronze table."
Photography: Adam Friedberg for The Wall Street Journal.
The Wall Street Journal (October 2, 2014).

 "Conrad's vintage dining room table and chairs play off the contemporary brass light fixture she was charmed by. 'It looked like a sea anemone to me!' "
Photography by Douglas Friedman.
Styled by Ann Caruso.

"A sunny corner of the kitchen features a custom-tufted banquette curved around a classic Eero Saarinen table."
Photography by Douglas Friedman.
Styled by Ann Caruso.

"The brilliance of our signature fabrics and wallcoverings is captured in this exquisite personalized paper collection exclusively for Dempsey & Carroll. The beauty of Schumacher patterns such as Chiang Mai Dragon, Birds & Butterflies and Imperial Trellis are married with Dempsey & Carroll’s love of elegance in stationery, creating a stunning collection that is truly unique."
Photo of "Imperial Trellis"
"Introducing the Schumacher Stationery Collection"
The Schumacher Blog (June 4, 2013).

"Yolk Yellow: It can be overdone, and designers used this color like a chef uses cloves: sprinkled cautiously, but to dramatic effect. Ralph Rucci had this eggy yellow as his only major color note in a collection notable for dramatic cost-be-damned design detail. Diane von Furstenberg used it, as so did Cushnie et Ochs, Delpozo, Michael Kors , left, and Tory Burch, far left. In a season that has been a sea of neutrals and black-and-white prints, yolk is the comic relief."
"Fashion Gets So Emotional" by Christina Binkley.
The Wall Street Journal (September 11, 2014).

 "Among the unifying features of the house are the recurring yellow walls (Sherwin Williams's Gambol Gold), painted words and space-saving sliding barn doors." 
Design by homeowners/architects Claudine and Giorgio Lostao. 
Photograph by Erik Johnson. 
"Sharp-Witted Design" by Brian Libby.
Metropolitan Home (December 2008).

"I always love to put a punch of color in our design projects. Adding color to small pieces like pillows or accessories is an easy way to liven up a space but does not stop you from being able to change it out."
Tara Guerard's Bon Bon Blog (August 8, 2014). 

"The iconic 'Yellow Monster' Walkman of the 1990s was actually released in 1988."
Credit: Free Photos and Art/Flickr, CC-by-2.0 via The Verge.
The Verge (July 1, 2014).

"Working with soft neutrals, Dhong created an airy living room. Walls are papered in a palm fiber wallcovering from Kneedler Fauchère. The 1927 Carl Malmsten daybed is from Lerebours Antiques; the yellow pillows are in Kravet's Smart silk. To add a touch of glint, Dhong gold-leafed a pair of console tables made of hand-carved acacia wood with cement tops from Myra Hoefer Design, then paired them with simple rectilinear Bistro mirrors from Restoration Hardware."
Interior design by Benjamin Dhong.
Photography by Lisa Romerein.

"The dining table features a composition of cake stands with compotes of roses, peonies, and kumquats, wreathed by whimsical snow covered trees."
Houston, Texas, home of Michelle Stewart and her family.
Interior design by Michelle Stewart.
Photography by Tria Giovan.
Written by Jill Kirchner Simpson.
"White Christmas" produced by Susanna Showers Moldawer.
Southern Accents (November - December 2005).
"When even a minimalist like Celine's Phoebe Philo does flowers, you know it isn't your typical spring floral. The runways resembled a greenhouse on steroids."
Michael Kors's sequined marigolds from the Spring 2015 collection.
The Wall Street Journal (Saturday/Sunday, October 4 -5, 2014).

 "Fabric Flower Napkin Ring: A goldenrod fabric flower adds a special Thanksgiving touch to this layered place setting. Make the flower by cutting folded circles of fabric into rough petals, stitching or hot-gluing their centers together, and tying with baker's twine."

"In another guest room, the walls and curtains are of a Thevenon toile de Jouy, and the bed’s alcove is covered in taffeta; the armchair is Louis XV, and the rug is Russian."
Photography by Simon Upton.
Text by Ian Phillips.

" 'Monograms can be as discreet as a subtle, single initial on the tucked corner of a handkerchief or as bold as a twelve-inch focal point in the center of the sham,' " says Jane Scott Hodges, founder of Leontine Linens, "of the embellishment she describes as 'particularly dear to her heart.' " 
Photography by Paul Costello from Linens: For Every Room by Jane Scott Hodges, founder of Leontine Linens. (Rizzoli). 

"Faux citrus trees are created from lemons and greenery combined in pyramid forms."
Photography by Gordon Beall.

de Gournay’s Jardinieres Citrus Trees on metallic Chinese rice paper. 
Photo by Sunna and Mark Van Praag.
"Rooms With a View" by Alice Welsh Doyle. 
Flower (September - October 2014).

"Pops of yellow give a current dash to a classical bedroom housed in a Georgian Revival.
Nineteenth century Zuber wallpaper, Gracie. Custom canopy bed in Raoul Textiles satin. Linens, Matouk. Custom armchair in Decortex cotton. Georgian settee. Matching armchairs, Bee Line Home. Gustavian-style bench, John Rosselli. Rug, Studio Four NYC."
Interior design by Bunny Williams.
 Image originally appeared in the January/February 2013 issue of Veranda.

"Corrigan used a bright wall paint in the yellow bedroom 'to offset the darkness of the antique grisaille wallpaper panels from Zuber,' he says. Plaster busts rest on the secrétaire, from Christie’s. An ebony lyre serves as the pedestal of the Biedermeier side table. Stark carpet."
Chateau de Gallerande, Timothy Corrigan's 15th century estate in the Loire Valley.
Interior design by Timothy Corrigan.
Photography by Marina Faust.
Text by Michael Peppiatt.

"A 17th-century Aubusson tapestry dominates a wall in the formal dining room. 'The space is large, so the tapestry helps create a more intimate atmosphere in the evenings,' notes the designer. The dishware on the 18th-century oak table is original to the château."
Chateau de Gallerande, Timothy Corrigan's 15th century estate in the Loire Valley.
Interior design by Timothy Corrigan.
Photography by Marina Faust.
Text by Michael Peppiatt.

"The grand salon. Corrigan painted the walls an acid green and hung yellow draperies 'so it would be very light, in contrast with the wood-paneled salon next door,' he says. Austrian chandelier, low table and round table, Sotheby’s. Nobilis drapery fabric; Houlès tieback."
Chateau de Gallerande, Timothy Corrigan's 15th century estate in the Loire Valley.
Interior design by Timothy Corrigan.
Photography by Marina Faust.
Text by Michael Peppiatt.

Tara Guerard's Bon Bon Blog (August 8, 2014). 

 "The powder room walls are covered in hand-embroidered silk paper from Fromenthal in England. It takes a month or so to 'cure,' said Robin Standefer, the designer. The vintage pedestal sink is from Demolition Depot. The R.W.Atlas Marquee faucet in unlacquered brass is from Roman and Williams's collection for Waterworks."
Park Slope (Brooklyn), New York, brownstone of Tracy Martin and Vince Clark.
Redesign by Roman and Williams.
Photography by Bruce Buck for The New York Times.
"It's Mourning in America" by Penelope Green.
The New York Times (April 10, 2014).

 "The library of Visconti's apartment leads to a hidden bedroom suite for guests." 
Jewelry Designer Osanna Visconti di Modrone's home in Milan. 
Photography by James Merrell.
"Real Milanese" by Whitney Robinson. 
Town and Country (November 2011).

At nine o'clock, one morning late in July, Gatsby's gorgeous car lurched up the rocky drive to my door and gave out a burst of melody from its three-noted horn. . . . He saw me looking with admiration at his car. "It's pretty, isn't it, old sport!" He jumped off [the running-board] to give me a better view. "Haven't you ever seen it before?" I'd seen it. Everybody had seen it.
F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Robert Redford as Jay Gatsby from the 1974 version of the film, The Great Gatsby.
© 1974 - Paramount Pictures. All rights reserved.


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