November 29, 2011

tz trend report: bring in the sunshine

Let the sun shine in!  (Insert the song from Hair here.  I’m rocking out to it as we speak I write.)   With all of the yellow at High Point Market — from upholstery to lighting to accessories — it certainly feels as though the sun is shining … which is especially delightful on a dreary day like today.

Last fall, poor Maria had a terrible time finding yellow accessories to complement her fabulous sofa … but not any more.  Bungalow 5 introduced this collection of vases in all shapes and sizes.

Lillian August debuted a remarkably broad collection for Soicher-Marin that included several predominantly yellow pieces.  My favorites ranged from the industrial …

… to the botanical — although at the moment I am a bit distracted by the stunning pink Chinoiserie.

Of course, you remember from my previous posts the Greek key pouf from Ryan Studio and the upholstered pieces — both solid yellow and in Tobi Fairley’s Bistro and Marrakech patterns — at Hickory Chair.

But don’t overlook the impact of a single, oversized light fixture — again from Tobi’s space at Hickory Chair.  Oh, and the Rothesay Lantern has Greek key detailing, so check! check!

I’ve never been “a yellow person” … but I must admit that these new introductions have me tempted.  Do you use yellow in your home?

Terrible photos (that is, the top three) by moi.  Fabulous photo (bottom) by Bert VanderVeen.


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  • Sherri Cassara
    Nov. 29, 2011
    I am liking pops of bright yellow more and more (like those vases) and interestingly have seen it more and more in the stores. The lantern is great!
  • Maria Killam
    Nov. 29, 2011
    Yes, yes and Yes :) Great post Traci, I'm happy to see my yellow is finally here! x Maria
  • Holly
    Nov. 29, 2011
    I've got a lot of yellow in our home. And I love those yellow vases. Glad to see yellow is here for a little while.
  • Sheila @ SZInteriors
    Dec. 03, 2011
    No, never been a yellow fan for myself or my decor, but I do like it for others. And with the industrial artwork and that awesome lantern fixture, well... visual persuasion could be making an impact!
  • Home Decorator
    Dec. 03, 2011
    I love the framed mechanical drawings. I love the idea. Brilliant!
  • sherry hart
    Dec. 04, 2011
    Well...yellow was so big in the early 90's when jewel tones ruled the world. I think it has taken this long for a comeback...because I can remember when all dining rooms were painted red and all kitchens were painted yellow and then to make matters worse there was always some green thrown in there...whew we have some a long way!

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