The last twelve months has seen the colour yellow enjoy a surge in popularity and is now found gracing many an interior collection both on an off the high street. As a certified Yellow Addict this has only brought a smile to Mr. Bazaar’s face, but readers often ask me for more ideas on how they can bring this sunshine hue into their own homes. So, today’s Three Ways
post is dedicated to this topic: how to ace yellow decor in your kitchen.
First up is this warehouse space in London that details a yellow colour blocked wall which serves to zone that section of the open plan space. In some ways this block of yellow also works as a backdrop to the kitchenalia that hangs from the wall; it’s a frame to the contents of the kitchen. This is a clever way to introduce colour as it makes a feature out of an existing architectural element of the room – the yellow wall visually breaks the kitchen area from the rest of the staircase and hallway on either side.
The second idea is to bring a bold and bright introduction of yellow into a space through an appliance. Often we rush to conceal appliances for fear that they are ugly but with the right design they can be perfect for making a colour statement. I like how the bright yellow fridge’s retro design brings an element of surprise to an otherwise refined country-style kitchen – this is what makes the space memorable.
Finally, we travel to the Australian home of Katie Graham whose kitchen uses yellow accents to visually break the high kitchen cabinetry. If the splashback had been white then the cabinet and splashback would have blended into one resulting in a visually dull space; the introduction of yellow brings the feeling of space to the room as it gives depth to the white cabinets that dominate the space.
My favourite is number two as I love the mix of refined and playful style. Which of the three takes on a yellow kitchen do you like best?
// Photography 1. Ikea Family Live | 2. Homes & Gardens, Simon Brown | 3. Design*Sponge, Derek Swalwell
Just jumping in to wish all that celebrate a lovely Easter weekend! Do you have any fun plans? Whatever you do for the next few days I hope you have a lovely time. I’ve had a packed few days: I hosted a traditional English afternoon tea for my family at my apartment on Thursday and then enjoyed a six mile walk and pub lunch by the River Thames on Friday. After non-stop work for many weeks, it felt good to spend time with loved ones and disconnect from the laptop for a while! As for the next few days? Well, I bought Smitten Kitchen’s cookbook last week so I’m hoping to try out a few recipes from there – I’m thinking homemade pizza and, of course, something sweet! It would be lovely to enjoy the results of an afternoon spent baking at this charming yellow brunch table, don’t you think? Have a great one, friends!
// Photography by HM Home
1. This yellow pendant light from Toast was the perfect addition to my home office, which I’m decorating in the style of my Candy Crush colour cocktail.
2. I like the mix of traditional and new elements on my desk thanks to this wooden daily calendar that sits in front of my iMac; there’s something very satisfying about rolling the star along to the correct date each morning.
3. Seeing the Woodland Treasures feature I edited for The Simple Things magazine in print.
4. Wearing the limited edition Hudson’s Bay Co. stripe watch that my pal Tim kindly gave me for Christmas.
5. The little anchors on these scented drawer sachets are very cute!
6. On Sunday I headed to Cologne, Germany to attend IMM Cologne; I love how the spires of the city’s Cathedral pieced the clear blue winter sky.
7. This Je T’aime pillow reminded me how neon coral and grey get it on so darn well!
8. This Industrial Yellow Pendant from West Elm is crying out to be hung in a pair above a kitchen island unit.
9. I ordered this green Straight Twill Blanket from Fine Little Day for my new aubergine and racing green bedroom palette.
10. Seeing these colourful vintage-style soda boxes are made me lust after barmy summer nights!