Sunday, June 3, 2012

Mellow Yellow

Designer Credit: Jamie Drake

I've been digging through old magazines, my interior design books, trolling the online sources for more colorful interiors. When you go through a magazine a year or so eariler, and your design aesthetic changes, it really pays to hoard those magazines. For whatever reason, yellow, and I mean YELLOW has been popping off the pages and slapping me in the face. 

Don't worry - yellow won't work here. I know that. But it sure makes for a wonderful statement piece. 

via Elle Decor

Designer Credit: Palmer Weiss

via: Elle Decor

Designer Credit: Bibi Monnahan

Designer Credit: Jamie Drake

via DecorPad

The perfect sunshine'y' statement - especially on a cold winter, or rainy June day. We've had so much rain these past two days that it has kept me from finishing some of my pressing garden projects. Well, the rain and the 2012 Lewiston Tour of Kitchens. This weekend I finish up my design project with my new client and style her home for the tour, which takes place on Saturday the 9th and Sunday the 10th. For more information click on the green sponsor button on the right sidebar! 

Charles Pavarini III

Pictures of the Kips Bay 2012 Showhouse in Manhattan this year have been floating around blog land since March, maybe before? All of the rooms are quite lovely, especially this sunporch sitting room designed by Charles Pavarini III. If the name doesn't sound familiar to you - I'm sure photos from his portfolio will:

I'm in love with these colorful velvet upholstered dining room chairs. Adding an ottoman to the center of the table keeps the line of the fireplace open and helps to add some fabulous visual interest. So great!

More of the dining room. I mean - come on people - pumpkins in the fireplace? I would have lingered in this room for hours. Docents would have to usher me out - and shew me away from the windows. 

He certainly has a flair for whimsical interiors, and his color sense is near perfect! Keeping the palette tied to 3 main autumn inspired colors, then focusing on textures and patterns with those main colors in them. It's a unofficial rule of lots of interior designers I love, namely Mary McDonald and Jeffrey Bilhuber - now we can add Charles Pavarini to the list.

The vignettes are beautiful too. So many layers, so many textures, so many shades of perfection. Lots of inspiration for every appreciation in his vast portfolio - give it a look when you've got some free time:

Happy Sunday!