Decorating with…Yellow!

July 31st, 2013

I’m making my way around the color wheel, continuing with the Color Series today with a look at one of the most fun colors: yellow! Yellow is such a happy shade to decorate with, wouldn’t you agree? When asked what color we think of as the most optimistic, many of us would quickly reply “yellow!”  

Yellow is the color of sunshine and energy, and with it comes creativity and feelings of positivity too. When used effectively, yellow is the perfect punctuation mark. Whether it’s a painted wall or accents you choose, yellow is that one hue that’s sure to bring an uplifting feeling of joy to your home. 

The stucco on our home is a pale shade of yellow, one we chose over twelve years ago and still love to this day. I play off the soft yellow hues with outdoor cushions and pillows in the courtyard. Yellow walls, both interior and exterior, soak up the sun and will always reflect warmth into a space.

sunny yellow walls

yellow paint in bathroom bhg

yellow painted walls

yellow kitchen walls

sunset via my home ideas / better homes & gardens / source unknown / better homes & gardens

When you’re looking at the walls, take your decorating a step beyond just paint and consider wall treatments such as tongue and groove planks or the beautiful motifs found in patterned wallpapers.

yellow paneled walls

yellow wallpaper in bedroom

yellow wallpaper blue door

tom stringer / shelter interiors / suellen gregory design


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Bed Linens Giveaway

July 31st, 2013

Midweek hellos! I’m catching up at my desk after a week away, and today sharing a great giveaway brought to you by Crane & Canopy, a company that offers fresh and fabulous linens for the bedroom, from sheets to shams to duvets. All linens are 300-400 thread count single ply cotton and very soft to the touch. I know, I used their Linden Gray border shams in my daughter’s room earlier this year.

crane and canopy linens

Crane & Canopy is offering three lucky winners a $75 shop credit for use toward any linens of your choice.

Eligibility to be one of three winners of a $75 shop credit:

1)  Visit Crane & Canopy and pick a favorite item from the many collections and name it in a comment on this post.

2) For a second chance to win, share this giveaway on Twitter or Facebook, then leave a second comment telling where you shared the giveaway (FB or Twitter).

Giveaway ends Saturday August 3, 2013 at midnight PST. US and Canada only. Three winners chosen at random. By entering this giveaway you agree to this site’s giveaway policy and Official Rules of Entry.


Winners: #209 Catherine C; #589 Rod Jackson; #715 Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

Winners notified via email.