ISSUE 73  |  Color Therapy

Steal This Look: Springlike Yellow Living Room

May 21, 2013 9:30 AM

BY Julie Carlson

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A while back a reader wrote asking for more color (his words might have been, “I love gray and white, but I need some other ideas!”). We came up with this casual living room featuring a single wall painted a bright absinthe-tinged yellow, with cheerful botanical-green accents. Recreate the look with the following elements:

Above: Photo by Tom Leighton, via Desire to Inspire.

Above: A wood-burning stove (the Russel Pinch table is not kindling, FYI).

Above: How Australian: a vase of fragrant eucalyptus.

Above: The Hans Wegner Coffee Table is $2,490 from Design Within Reach. 

Above: For a similar midcentury sofa, consider the Case Study V-Leg Daybed from Modernica.

Above: Source an array of botanical pillows at Hable Construction; prices start at $135.

Above: The Night Carafe from Tortoise General Store in LA is $53and also comes in blue or clear glass.

Above: Bud Vase in verde is $22 at Heath Ceramics.

Above: The table shown is UK-based Pinch Design’s Twig Cube, made from copiced hazel (also available as a bench); contact Pinch directly for more information.


Above: The Bestlite Wall Lamp BL5 designed by Robert Dudley Best is available from Matter in NYC; contact them directly for pricing.

Above: Heather Amuny-Dey Pear Bird Print; $40 at Design Public.

Above: Heather Amuny-Dey Bird Tree Print; $40 at Design Public.

Above: India Yellow, a paint shade first available in England in the 18th century. Go to Farrow & Ball to locate a dealer.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 24, 2009.