Over the weekend I was traveling for my daytime gig; I hate flying but enjoy the 2-3 hours flipping through magazines. The green molding on the October issue of Veranda caught my eye. Inside a renovation of a 1920’s estate in Nashville depicts grandeur in a pastel palette designed by Barry Dixon. The Robert Kime linen curtains (available through John Rosselli) glows yellow against the green molding. The rest of elements are a bit fussy for me but work well with hints of blue.
This is the third time yellow has caught my eye and had me thinking about my den painted in Farrow & Ball’s Verte De Terre. Below a room from the RIBA exhibit—interior design by Max Rollit. A yellow acidy sofa is a nice contrast to the green. In Ben Pentreath’s house a boxy Max Rollit sofa warms a room full of antiques and textiles. The walls are neutral but hints of sagey greens can be seen on chairs and the ottomon. The acidy yellow compared to a flax linen sofa feels warmer and more inviting in the depths of winter.
I’ve gone back and forth on upholstering a sofa in a acidy yellow but I’m a little fearful. Will I hate it in a few years? What if I use it on a chair instead? Curtains are a no; I think the room is too small and interior shutters feel more appropriate and less fussy.
Ben Pentreath’s yellow boxy sofa.