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Monday, August 31, 2009

Mums the Word

One of our favorite signs that Fall is approaching is the emergence of bright and cheery yellow chrysamthemums on front porches across town. We love the burst of color, and it makes us think that cooler days are ahead!
We love a pair of mums in planters on either side of the front door.
Though they come in many colors, yellow is our favorite.
Biltmore House While yellow may seem like a summer color, we absolutely love it for Fall! The bright yellow of these flowers is a fabulous inspiration for interiors!
How fun is this Kelly Wearstler designed room? We love the exaggerated retro chairs and the art above the fireplace! Kelly Wearstler Yellow is always a kitchen favorite! If you are bold, how about painting the cabinets like this? Looks stunning when paired with black and white accents! Apartment Therapy, via Black, White, and Yellow This headboard is beautiful. The modern elements in the room and punchy yellow fabric keep it from feeling too French and stuffy. From the Right Bank
If you are daring enough to put black walls in your bedroom, pair with a tufted yellow headboard and red accents! Living Etc- Desire to Inspire Yellow is such a warm and welcoming color in an entryway. We love the high ceilings and black-and-white checkered floor! Thad Hayes
This sunny spot is the perfect place for curling up with a good book! Better Homes & Gardens Yellow walls can be tricky in a bedroom. You don't want them so bright that they give you a headache when you wake up. But when done right, as they are here, they are so warm and inviting. We love the lantern chandelier as well, and the crispness of the white bedding paired with the yellow walls.
Robert Passal
Kelly Wearstler's tile work at the Viceroy. One day we will check it out in person...
Kelly Wearstler Viceroy And some more Viceroy... This room is one of our favorites, with the yellow and white trellis wallpaper and chinoiserie bed.
Kelly Wearstler Viceroy Jonathan Adler does a fabulous job (as always) pairing cheery yellow with kelly green and white! We love everything about this room, from the mirrored end tables to the pineapple lamp with rick-rack trim, to the roman shades with matching trim. No detail overlooked!
Jonathan Adler This room is so serene and soothing, yet not boring in the least.
Flickr- Patricia Gray Interiors While we dislike accent walls, we loved this framed wallpaper creating a backdrop behind the white sofa and floors. Check out Maison21 for a similar project!
Flickr- Patricia Gray We love the mixture of modern elements with the earthy coffee table in this room. The zigzag rug (Madeline W?) is fab, as is the art!
Photo courtesy of Elements of Style
Yellow and gray is a gorgeous color combination! You wouldn't think a cool tone and a warm tone would work so well together, but they really balance each other out nicely.
EKB Interiors- Patricia Gray If your taste is more traditional, this room is for you! The furniture colors are rather muted and pleasant, but we love the punch of bright yellow on the ceiling panels! We will admit we aren't sure about that brick behind the bookcases though...
Decor Pad We think walking into this room is like a big bear hug. The yellow is perfectly warm and cozy. Perfect with red and white accents!
Country Living Country Living keeps getting better and better! Love the walls and the quilt, as well as the built-in cabinets.
Country Living This Coastal Living room is just beautiful! Yellow and white looks great in nearly any room, especially when it has so much natural light.
Coastal Living
One of our favorite bathrooms, we love the tent awning feel of the stripes and the ceiling!
Coastal Living Amanda Nisbet does it again with this cheery breakfast room! Love the banquette seating and the lucite chairs with the heavy round pedastal table.
Amanda Nisbet- Southern Accents
Melissa Rufty is not afraid of color, and we love her for that! Yellow, turquoise, red, and green- perfect!
Melissa Rufty
Love the yellow and white ikat chair- yes, ikat is all over the place, but we still love it!
Melissa Rufty
What inspires you for Fall?


Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love all the yellow in the rooms. (I just did a post on yellow and black rooms over the weekend.)
Being from the Midwest region of the U.S., I am completely inspired by the gorgeous color of fall leaves.

The Consummate Hostess said...

I am in love with all of the yellow. It brings a smile to my face and warmth to my heart, as I think a good interior should. And, y'all are right-the appearance of mums is a sure sign that fall is just around the corner!

Julie said...

Beautiful post. I love yellow, and it looks so gorgeous and sophisticated in all of these rooms!

Lindsey Conrad - Nabors said...

I LOVE yellow in a room, especially with B&W!!!! I also CANNOT wait to buy some Mums for my front porch and patio!!!

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

What a great post. All of your images are so beautiful You were able to find that clear fresh yellow in every image. They felt like a burst of sun. Grew up in a yellow bedroom and it was a happy way to start the day.

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