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I love mustardy yellow ochre shades but I have never “played” with it when it comes to decorating. It really doesn’t work well with the colors that we have used in the interior. But, man I love it. I like any color that reminds me of decaying leaves on the forest floor.

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Southern Accents Ochre Library

This first room is a library from Southern Accents (RIP). This is one detailed room. I really do wish that the trim and some of the millwork was painted in a contrasting color such as white or espresso to really make it pop. I have no idea why they are trying to understate its magnificence. We pedestrian people would about do anything for a room with this much architectural strength. But, anyways. This ochre works so well with the rich patina of all of the wood tones. It really creates a luxe color palette. I also love the pops of vermilion and teal. This keeps the ochre from being too “stuffy”. I also love these ornate built-ins and the touch of the chicken wire is nice. It’s a great room. It really has an old world charm that the ochre helps to bring out.

This other room is really trying to sell the McCoy lighting fixture from Rejuvenation. This is a tiny dining space/kitchen that I love. I love the lighting and if I had a space that would work with pendant lighting, I would have to use some of this antique industrial inspired lighting. (I am considering the boudoir but I am fearful that I would bump head). This ochre color room, with the perfect lighting, looks great with wood tones too.

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kitchen featured in Rejuvenation

The room is a bit plain since it only exists to sell us the lighting fixture. The fixture is the only work of art allowed. But, throw a early modernism painting on that wall and this room is complete. I also love how both of the rooms play with warm tones metals. Ochre is just meant for those.

I know I say that I am not ready for yellow. But, I think I may be if it is ochre. It is growing on me. And like other “cheery” shades, it must be mixed with woods and warm metals to keep it from looking too gingham country cottage or shabby chic.

-Victoria

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Country Living yellow living room

Country Living yellow living room

I’m not a fan of the yellow living room but I can really appreciate these two that I have recently found. The first one is from Country Living magazine. I can appreciate this one because it sort of creepy. It’s bold and bright but somehow strangely dark and morbid. Perhaps it is the portrait over the mantel doing all of that work. It doesn’t help that that eery pic is surrounded by dead and bare branches in little urns. That being said, that is one of the reasons that I love this room. A few other shots are available on the magazine’s website. You can see that the table is Moroccan in design and that there is a zebra rug, my weakness. This room has a quilt draped over a couch and I still am not running away screaming. Somehow that quilt makes the room a little bit morbid. So thumbs up to this room for making yellow a little bit of a gothic shade.

The other room designed by Jamie Drake is much less morbid and much more playful, sunny, and just mood elevating. The colors are bright. I love teal used anywhere and the teal and yellow really work well together.

Jamie Drake living room

Jamie Drake living room

It’s a mid-century modern look and that is usually a winner. It all works so well with the chocolate brown furniture and flooring.

P.S. We are moving into our mess this weekend! The top floor is almost finished and I’ll be sure to post pics as soon as the home gets internet ready. Have a great weekend and relax for us!

-Victoria

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I’m not ready for yellow in my own home. David and I both have mothers that are very fond of this shade as an interior color. It’s going to take at least 8 years for me to go there. 🙂 I do like yellow. It adds a pop, a cheeriness, but I really like an acidic yellow, something almost chartreuse.

Acidic yellow living room, Country Living

Acidic yellow living room, Country Living

Even though this room really isn’t “me” (I am much more gothic), I do like this room found in Country Living magazine. It has some lovely accessories. That crystal ball is at least $500! And check out all of those animal hides. It adds a certain creepiness to an otherwise “perky” room. I also appreciate the mix of metals, old world gilded gold couch with a more modern chrome lamp and chair legs. I do like these details, very moody. Like I said, I like this room, but I fear this color would grow old very quickly. Plus, it does nothing for my complexion 🙂 This is a room that I can admire from a distance.

Another room that I like is much more subtle and less in “yo face”. It’s from Southern Accents. You can appreciate this living room if you are a collector/fan of National Geographic magazines. I know I am but I don’t keep magazines, too much clutter. However, this room is using the National Geographic magazines almost like decor, as a way to add an acidic yellow to the room. I like it. You could put all of the years together, 70’s mags in one cube, 80’s in the other, etc. National Geographic is much too cool. I also like this room because I am attracted to the library/living room idea.Strangely enough those magazines are what makes the room. The room is pretty stark otherwise with its mix of creamy neutrals and natural fibers.

Southern Accents living room

Southern Accents living room

Those magazines add a much needed pop of color and it really pulls the room together. So what I have learned today is that magazines don’t always equal clutter. With a classy mag like National Geographic, magazines can be a focal point.

-Victoria

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