Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Mellow Yellow

There are so many fantastic elements in this living room. My favorite would have to be the two framed pieces of Donghia's Suzani fabric.

The home of Canadian House & Home designer, Emily Walker has quickly propelled itself to the top of my list of favorites. It was once a run down-bungalow until Emily and her partner, Mark Holden transformed the 900 square-foot space. While it is small in size, it is packed to the gills with style. It feels exactly as it should: young, fresh, and current. Emily selected a bold color palette that is carried through the entire house. Using shades of grey, yellow, and purple, she provides visual impact and manages to unify the space. The end result is crisp, young, and all-around inspiring!

I love the zig zag rug used in the kitchen. Does the framed print mean that Emily isn't a good cook?

I love the use of a modern, stream-lined table in conjunction with antique chairs that have been completely modernized with a coat of paint and new upholstery.


This little sitting room is fabulous! There are so many great details.

This home is a testament to the fact that a coat of paint can make a huge impact.

Despite the rich, deep grey color of the walls, the room doesn't feel moody at all. Emily makes it feel vibrant through her use of color and accessories.



I think that using a graphic wallpaper in this tiny bathroom was a great idea. Not only does it provide visual impact and style, it also draws the eye up, making the space feel larger than it truly is.


All images via Canadian House & Home

20 comments:

Fifi Flowers said...

I LOVE all the yellow and purple... NICE combo!!! 1st photo I like the best!

Lily G. said...

I love the color combinations of these rooms, esp. the first one!

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jen laceda said...

Oh, I agree!! What it lacks in space, it makes up for in smart styling! I'm from Toronto, Canada...and houses here in the hip, downtown neighbourhoods are tiny and expensive! So, I can totally relate to this!

LindsB said...

I am in love with that little yellow side table in the family room- so chic! I want to paint mine yellow now :)

Blueprint Bliss said...

Such great images. Fun post!

Sherri B said...

I love it, especially those framed pieces above the sofa.

Courtney said...

This house is great! I love the mix of patterns seen throughout the home.

Tamstyles said...

Love love love everthing about this post.

Parisienne Farmhouse Chic said...

Love all the black and white with bright colors.. nice post..

Sarah said...

Love the framed Suzani swaths.

Amy said...

Love the shade of purple on her dining room wall!

Haven and Home said...

I can't believe this is all in one home. I had to go back and check 3 times. It is simply amazing. I need to tie the rooms in my house together better...

Liz Powers said...

Love the framed suzani.

Dana said...

Oh, I'm in love! What a gorgeous house!

The wall paper, the purple flowers, the black&white contrasts!! Breathtaking...

Bonnie- amour amour said...

Love the splashes of yellow! Such a happy colour

Joi said...

This is one of my favorite home tours....thanks for posting!

TheBeautyFile said...

These are totally beautiful...all of them. I love the top photo, the colors are perfect!

Vitania said...

Oh yeah - this was a fun issue. My girlfriend bought it on the fly because she loved the artwork haging over the sofa.. I think it's a rug of some sort. Anyway, she replicated it in 3 square acrilic paintings.. It's fabulous. It's funny where we take inspirations isn't it? Fantastic Space

Vitania

Daly Essentials said...

cute pics --- I definitely should get the "I'm so sorry" print for my kitchen! I definitely need to apologize for my lack of cooking talents!

bluehydrangea said...

I have seen bits of this home before but not all these pictures...LOVE IT!! thanks for sharing. love your blog!