Sunny Yellow on the Runway and in the Home!

Yellow and gold are classic colors that have consistently been seen in decorating for decades.  I saw a number of sun inspired ensembles in the Spring ready-to-wear collections at Fashion Week.  Here were a few of my favorites…

From Chanel’s Spring ready-to-wear collection:

From the Christian Dior Spring 2011 ready-to-wear runway collection:
Check out for more fabulous runway photos.  If these couture creations are leaving you feeling happy and bright, visit The Well Appointed House to see what we have to offer in our “Yellow Decor” designer category.  We have conveniently assembled some of our favorite yellow items for customers to browse.  It makes decorating easy!
This is a favorite of mine, the cheerful Isabel bedding ensemble that features beautiful embroidery on a sunny yellow cotton, trimmed in ruby piping that “pops”. 
Perch these elegant Porcelain Parrots on a mantle or on a bookshelf to add some classic gold to your room setting, $278 for the pair:
Buy an elegant Yellow Vase with Chinese Figures for a special spot.  It retails for $258 and makes a nice heirloom gift:
Add an elegant Yellow Striped Tole lamp to your writing desk!
Have a blue or turqouise room?  Add a contrasting color like our Canary Yellow Astor Italian Ceramic collection, priced starting at $200:
Lastly, I’ll leave you with some color inspirations. 
Elle Decor featured Fashion designer Lisa Perry’s Palm Beach home, dressed in bold lemon.  Photo by Martin Sobey.
A Palm Beach entry hall shown in House Beautiful, designed by Lee Bierly and Christopher Drake featuring a saturated yellow.  
Barry Dixon turned the top of a 1950’s hutch into a headboard, mirrored the look at the foot of the bed and then painted it Ciara Yellow with a wash of Calypso Orange.  What fun!  Shown in House Beautiful  and photographed by Barry Dixon himself.
The contrast of yellow and black, seen in the living room of a Los Angeles house designed by Mary McDonald and shown in House Beautiful. Photo by Tim Street-Porter.  Some ideas to leave your inspired!
We’re having a big 20% OFF SITEWIDE sale at The Well Appointed House now, so hurry and pick your favorite yellow items!  Enjoy!
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  1. Storibook Designs

    We woke here in MA to our first bit of snow. Depressing. So this dramatic yellow was the perfect way to contrast the day! Love the Barry Dixon bed ~ truly outstanding!!

    Thanks for bringing me some sunshine today!!

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