A year ago I would never have brought the color yellow into my home, but now I am wanting to introducing pops of yellow everywhere. I’m feeling good about yellow. Yellow is often chosen for its positive psychological qualities: creating happiness, optimism and confidence, but yellow is a tricky colour to work with because it feeds your emotions. As quoted from international colour expert, Karen Haller “Being surrounded by too much yellow, the wrong yellow for you or the wrong tone in relation to the other tones within the colour scheme and the negative qualities could present themselves such as irrationality, anxiety hence the expression ‘yellow streak’.” Did you know that the colour yellow has been proven to make babies cry the most? Something to think about! With all this said. Don’t be afraid of yellow. Used in moderation, yellow can bring life and cheerfulness into any room. Its happy! Feature Photo source: OhDierLiving source: www.decorpad.com source: www.home-designing.com source: houseandhome.com source: www.housebeautiful.com source: www.marthastewart.com
Lately I have been drawn to everything chevron. It’s a pattern that is being used in every aspect of design these days, from fashion to wallpaper and I love it. It can be very chic and subdued, but I’m attracted to the playfulness of the bold pattern and the many variations of colour being used. Here are some simple and affordable ways to incorporate chevron into your home without investing a lot of time or money into a trend. a. Schumacher Zenyatta Mondatta Peacock Chevron Lumbar Decorative Pillow Cover, habitationBoheme, Indianapolis, Indiana (www.etsy.com/shop/habitationBoheme) b. Chevron Zigzag Colorful Round Glass and Metal Knob, featherandwind, Portland, Oregon (www.etsy.com/shop/featherandwind ) c. Deer Antlers Chevron Nursery Wall Art Print, AldariArt, Victoria, British Columbia (www.etsy.com/shop/AldariArt) d. Monogram Chevron Plate, Personalized Melamine Plate, SimplySublimeBaby, Albert Lea, Minnesota (www.etsy.com/shop/SimplySublimeBaby) e. 4×6 Distressed Chevron Picture Frame, TwoHandsDesigns, Portland, Oregon (www.etsy.com/shop/TwoHandsDesigns) Note: Although I haven’t personally purchased these products, I’m looking forward to incorporating them into my future design projects.