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Mellow Yellow and Grey

by habituallychic

03 . 01 . 10

I’ve been hearing from a lot of readers that they miss hearing about my design projects. I completely understand and will definitely be posting about them again but not until after they are finished. A top design magazine editor just warned me again last week not to post any photos if I hope to get them published. Not sure if that will actually happen but I’d like to at least try so for now, I’m listening to his advice. But from the beginning, my blog has always been an online version of my inspiration board and right now, I’m inspired by grey and yellow. These are just some of the images that are currently the inspiration for a guest room for one of my projects. I especially love the look of yellow draperies. Enjoy!

Canadian House and Home Magazine

Tibi designer Amy Smilovic Living Room by Bruce Shostak

Willem de Kooning

Deborah Needleman’s Bedroom

Fawn Galli

Celerie Kembel

Dries van Noten Store in Paris

Steven Gambrel

Will Wick

Elizabeth Peyton

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  1. Alexandra Rae March 1, 2010 | 1:50 am

    Lovely. Thanks for the sunshine. I love yellow with grey. The grey keeps the yellow sophisticated. Good to know about the publishing. It’s only a prayer for now, but food for thought. Pictures can become overused quickly and editors are sharp.

  2. Natasha March 1, 2010 | 1:51 am

    Hi Heather, great advise, can’t wait to see your work published!!

    A while back I did a small blog entry on yellow, perhaps, if you have time, you can check it out…?

    Have a great week!
    Northern Light

  3. Susan Teeple March 1, 2010 | 2:33 am

    I love your blog!!! In the second picture of this post – from Canadian Home, where is the rug from, do you know?

  4. stylecurator March 1, 2010 | 2:40 am

    I love that de Kooning! great post!

  5. Habitually Chic March 1, 2010 | 3:07 am

    Alexandra Rae – I also think the yellow brightens up the grey which could get dreary.

    Natasha – thanks! I will definitely check it out!

    Susan – the rug is from Madeline Weinrib.

    Style Curator – Me too! I am obsessed with abstract art from the 1960’s!

  6. FoundVintageStyle March 1, 2010 | 3:27 am

    yellow + gray are a great pairing- I agree about how it keeps it sophisticated and also keeps it from being too dull.

    I love the last painting- her expression can be interpreted in so many ways!

  7. Lindsey Conrad - Nabors March 1, 2010 | 4:13 am

    Yellow is just such a nice color and brings such a fresh light to a space!! Love all of these photos! Great art too!!

  8. Caitlin March 1, 2010 | 6:40 am

    I just blogged about my love for yellow and used some of these same images.

    I love to the contradictions in pairing yellow and grey.

    Lovely post!

  9. Ms Smart March 1, 2010 | 7:02 am

    lovely pleasant combination. Love your mood HC.

  10. Priscilla Joy March 1, 2010 | 1:00 pm

    Hi thanks for the post. I just painted one wall in my house a wonderful shade of grey. I will post it tomorrow on my blog. It never occured to me to combine it with yellow, thanks for the tip. Please feel free to have a look at my blog.


  11. jones March 1, 2010 | 1:17 pm

    I love the yellow–sunshine all year long. The first photo of the bedroom: the accent of the antique moss green velvet chair with black highlighting the gray and yellow is amazing. The depth of the room is so rich and classic. Mary

  12. Alice Olive March 1, 2010 | 2:26 pm

    Of course, we can’t wait to see your work but also want you to get as much coverage/endorsement as possible!

    I love these images. Yellow and grey is so elegant. Perhaps the ‘mellow’ or muted aspect is what does that.

  13. thelennoxx March 1, 2010 | 2:47 pm

    Beautiful interiors, gray and yellow always look so great together. My favorite room in this post is the one designed by Amy Smilovic =)

  14. Caroline March 1, 2010 | 2:59 pm

    Love the yellow so much! What great inspiration.

    Caroline of Red Glasses

  15. Laura March 1, 2010 | 3:21 pm

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  16. Laura March 1, 2010 | 3:39 pm

    I loooove Bruce’s room for Amy Smilovic! Although I might be partial…. Celerie’s office and Fawn’s dining room are a couple of my favorites too 🙂

  17. caroline @ patagonia gifts March 1, 2010 | 3:43 pm

    I just adore this color combo. I have the Deborah Needleman’s Bedroom in my files. have a great week!

  18. Roxy Te Owens March 1, 2010 | 4:44 pm

    There was a lot of this color combo at the Chicago casual living market last Fall! It’s beautiful.

  19. EDYTA and CO. INTERIOR DESIGN March 2, 2010 | 2:01 am

    Love Yellow it is such a cheerful and fresh color that will liven anyone’s day!! I am looking forward to use it on a next project. 🙂

  20. Cashon&Co March 2, 2010 | 1:51 pm

    seeing a deKooning painting this morning just started me off on the right foot. What a great sight to see. thanks!

  21. qerat March 2, 2010 | 2:06 pm

    A great combination. It will always look like the sun is out. I love it.

  22. Christine Schwalm Design March 2, 2010 | 5:05 pm

    We did a beautiful grey/yellow room in my showroom that I posted on my site.


  23. the NEO-traditionalist March 2, 2010 | 6:38 pm

    Willem de Kooning and Peyton—I like your taste in art Miss Heather! XOXO

  24. Julie March 3, 2010 | 9:43 pm

    I am obsessing over this combination right now and posted about it a few weeks ago! I even changed my blog header to gray and yellow 🙂 Love love love the inspiration. (and while I would love to see your space, I totally support -and agree- that you should keep the photos of your work a big secret until you ARE published!)


  25. Interiorexpress March 3, 2010 | 9:48 pm

    do you know what room that fawn galli picture was taken in? it looks too informal to be taken in the living room.

  26. Jen of Made By Girl March 4, 2010 | 5:25 am

    I;d hav eto say this is one of my favorite color combos. I did some YELLOW in my living room but I didn’t quite pair it will gray…although I may try that next time. GORGEOUS painting by Willem de Kooning too…

    Jen Ramos

  27. Elisa, Croatia June 2, 2010 | 6:37 am

    Good advice given. I do love the yellow and grey combos, maybe maybe one day when the kids are older I could have such a living room. With my toddler running around it’s hard enough to have fresh flowers on the center table. (right now, everything is Hers.:))