This Dutch farmhouse is filled with simple furniture, rustic ceramics and shades of green, blue and sunshine yellow. The walls are painted in 'Cream Colour', £38.40 for 2.5 litres matt emulsion, from . The late-nineteenth-century wood cupboard is painted in 'Ginger', £55.20 for 2.5 litres water-based eggshell, also from Papers and Paints.
The owners of this west London house employed a skilled team to restore and complement its original features, and create a home with a feeling of permanence after a lifetime of moving. The study has felt-covered walls and a pair of back-to-back desks, which are incorporated into the woodwork. The bright yellow paint makes the most of the light that floods from the window.
This bright and colourful family seating area in a large kitchen was created by Retrouvius Design. The warm yellow walls are paired with rich purple furnishings and seventies style printed curtains.
'I was inspired by the scenes with Tilda Swinton in the film ,' says the owner of this house designed by . 'I wanted the same stillness, golden light and velvety textures.' Adeptly fulfilling this wish, and creating a modern interior within a traditional shell, this sitting room is a perfectly gauged balance of classic period grandeur and accessible modern comfort. Chinese Chippendale and , rub shoulders with inherited family pieces. A chaise longue and a parchment étagère, both designed by Hugh, are complimented by an eighteenth-century armchair, from , covered in green 'Mogador' velour by . On the floor Hugh has used a dual-pile rug by . 'It is very calming in here just to sit quietly and read.'
Since moving into her husband's Wiltshire farmhouse, designer Sarah Vanrenen has enhanced its quirky charm, with an adjusted layout and unexpected colours. Eye-catching pieces hold their own against the bright walls. The large mirror and sofa were both inherited by Sarah's husband Grant and she made shades for the wall lamps in an ikat fabric. The mustard yellow is characteristic of the fun paint shades chosen in this house - bright enough to be novel but not so garish to clash with the traditional furniture.
The drawing room at Faringdon House juxtaposes sunny yellow walls with a lovely brick-red rug. The fresh colour brings life to the antique furniture and otherwise traditional decorative elements of the room.
The bright yellow colour on the walls of this bedroom adds warmth and light to a room which could otherwise be feel pokey and dark. A strip of Anatolian silk inspired the palette for this tiny bedroom in London's Barbican. Designed by of , the silk was used as a feature panel in the curtains, and the colours are echoed by the vintage Indian bedcover.
Known for their restoration of historic buildings in Scotland, conservation architects Nick Groves-Raines and Kristin Hannesdottir relished the challenge of saving Lamb's House in Leith, where they now live and work. In an attic room, the box bed is painted in 'India Yellow'. The unexpected colour choice adds further interest to the quirky sleeping space.
Made famous by the Rothschild family, the hotels Les Fermes de Marie, L'Hotel Mont-Blanc and The Lodge Park were built by a local family in Haute-Savoie. Jean Louis Sibuet converted the bones of each hotel, and his business partner, Jocelyne, did the interior design. The Sibuet's latest Provençal hotel is Domaine de la Baume, where each room has its own eclectic style. This bedroom imbues character with yellow wallpaper. Pierre Frey's '' (primerose yellow) is similar.
Known for their irreverent take on English country-house style, the American duo behind Madcap Cottage have created a home filled with outlandish pattern and colour. The ceiling in this room is painted with a yellow laquer, the brightness and the slightly reflective texure add height and brightness to the room. Yellow accents in the textiles unify the eclectic mix of patterns.
In the master bedroom of this apartment in the Marais area of Paris, reclaimed parquet flooring flows up the wall to form a panelled headboard, in which electronics for plug sockets and light switches have been elegantly concealed. The bedside tables had a former life as juror's desks; while industrial brass outdoor lights with filament bulbs (a look which has spawned a thousand copies) have been fixed to the wall as reading lights. The rich yellow wall colour complements the stained wood perfectly.
This vibrant office has been painted in a sunny yellow 'O8D02', from Little Greene. Cressida Bell has adorned a 'Stockholm' pedestal table from Scumble Goosie with her signature Bloomsbury patterns.
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