Month: October 2018

Decorate with Yellow Stripes

I have often heard that yellow is a stimulating color, and it makes sense. Yellow simply awakens the senses and feels as fresh as the lemon fruits which use its own color. Adding stripes of yellow is a daring, lively approach to deliver a vibrant mindset to a space. Yellow is my joyful colour. Below are a few suggestions for making it work in your home.

Emily Elizabeth Interior Design

Horizontal stripes open up a room to make a room look larger. That is a very good thing for a tight room like a bathroom.

Hint: To get a more dramatic effect in a small area, paint your stripes across all four walls and the doorway. It will make the door vanish and make the room look larger.

Scheer & Co..

This home office is so bright and cheery — what an uplifting space to get the job done. The vivid yellow ticking stripes on the wall would be the perfect shade of sun yellow.

Scheer & Co..

Bright yellow stripes in a bathroom give the room that summer cabana style.

Hint: remember that painting stripes in a bathroom is tricky with the tilework and light fixtures to paint around. Be sure to use a flat so that your stripes come out straight.

Timothy De Clue Collection & Design

To get a more traditional style, choose a softer shade of yellow for painting stripes on the wall. Then choose accents that draw on the exact same shade for less contrast, hence the stripes don’t pop as much. Here, the curtain and shower curtain mix in well with the walls.

Kathleen Burke Design

If you paint stripes of darker yellow on milder yellowish, you produce a black effect. The stripes add dimension to this bedroom, however, the layers of yellowish keep the stripes from feeling as vibrant and daring as yellow-on-white stripes. This is a mellow yellow.

Paige Merchant Designs

Wide horizontal yellow stripes add a sense of whimsy to this bedroom. The black-and-white striped pendant colour increases the lively vibe.


The pattern in this area rug feels like yellow and white stripes. The daring yellow draws the eye in instantly, and also the pattern brings you round the space, as stripes could do.



This rug is in my wish list for our flat. The citron yellow stripes will immediately make our living space feel happy and look more cohesive. The excellent thing about stripes is the pattern contrasts across all styles, from country to modern.

Gretel Home

Large Yellow and White Omaggio Vase – $98

This coloured ceramic vase looks amazing on its own as a decorative thing. Or I’d display some big white peonies in the vessel — the lush blooms will balance the straight-line stripes.

More: The Case for Striped Walls
How to Mix Patterns Like a Guru

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Quick Fix: Locate Wall Studs Without an Expensive Stud Finder

Anyone who’s attempted to hang a photo or a wall socket understands the perils that include not locating the wall stud. 1 inch too far to the left or the right, and your drywall can create an ugly hole or perhaps return from thick sheets. For Philip Tiffin of 522 Industries at Oakland, Calif., this is particularly important when it comes to installing his intricately engineered steel railings and staircases. Though he maintained purchasing the maximum quality stud finders on the current market, they never worked flawlessly. Then he discovered a fast tip he is used since.

Five Two Industries

Tiffin was having an impossible time finding the wall studs onto work site with a stud finder that was $70. Then somebody on the website recommended a refrigerator magnet that was big.

When he wants to search for a wall stud, he wraps it into blue painter’s tape, leaving a flap to use as a handle, and drags it along the wall. “When the magnet sticks the wall, you have discovered your stud,” he states. “Then use a level and mark where you want to drill your hole.”


“I have not used anything because,” Tiffin states. “It works better than any stud finder I have ever used or bought.” Tiffin buys 1-inch round fridge magnets in bulk (“The stronger the better,” he says) and keeps them whenever he is at work.

Five Two Industries

Even though Tiffin and 522 Industries uses this fast fix to install rails, staircases, and other custom steelwork, you may use this tip to discover studs before hanging artwork or shelves.

More rapid repairs:
Multipurpose Painter’s Tape
Erase Water Rings from Furniture
Correct Squeaky Floors and Sticky Doors

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Orange: Still Hot, Sexy, Sexy

For three straight seasons, orange has dominated the fashion runways. Certainly, the color is still on fad, and now that we’re in the center of autumn, more appropriate than ever. Whether such as the bold shade in an outfit or within your home’s décor, orange carries with it an unparalleled burst of energy that may radically alter the appearance and feel of your scheme.

On the flip side, because it’s such a bold color, it needs to be used properly to prevent cringe-worthy reactions reminiscent of the’70s. If you’re considering adding the color into your house, have a look at the following pics to get some inspiration from fellow ers.

Elad Gonen

There’s no doubt about it: orange is a show stopper. Employed within this setting, the orange cloth contemporizes the pure wood coffee table and games console behind the couch. Mixing orange with organic elements makes it a statement without overpowering.

Mosca Photo

If your house has a rather open design, it helps to differentiate one space from another with different colors or patterns. By using largely neutrals in the living and kitchen areas, this house’s orange dining area with contemporary floral rug feels separate and distinct.

Ed Ritger Photography

In this instance, the designer used orange to designate a seating area within this long and narrow living space, using different colors of orange on the wall and couches to make dimension. Notice the orange was pulled into the seating area with the dark couches, via area rug and lamp, to make an entire cohesion.

Create an orange platform to build from by pulling in orange through rugs bedding or rugs. From there, consider using light colors, such as light pinks or purples, or neutrals to soften the potency of the orange.

ARTISSIMO – Idit Deutsch

Here’s another example of using sofas to make a platform of orange. The white cushions and mild yellow walls neutralize the orange.

If you’re hungry for orange, then go all out, just be certain that you’ve got the big picture in your mind. White architectural details help balance the impact of orange ceiling and walls, while impartial furniture grounds the space.

Such a strong shade of crimson with dark, neutral furniture may have felt too heavy: The addition of green velvet chairs feels fresh contrary to the orange and helps the space feel much less formal.

Kimball Starr Interior Design

This orange is thicker compared to that exhibited in the previous picture, making it blend better with the darker colour of this bed. Neutral bedding and vibrant pillows round out the appearance.

Nurseries and kids’ rooms are the ideal places to exercise a bold color, since they are meant to feel a bit more playful. A natural wood crib with mild bedding tones down orange walls in this particular nursery.

Tobi Fairley Interior Design

On the reverse side, because orange can be a challenging color to wear, fashion stylists frequently recommend working it in as an accessory vs. a main bit. This principle also functions in interiors.

Based on an area’s light, arrangement, dimensions, etc.. orange as a dominant color may be overpowering. In this case, orange throw cushions or side tables may present the color and make an impression.

Cristi Holcombe Interiors, LLC

In this dining room, orange places the shelving units and wood flooring on fire accessories and also a patterned area rug.

H&H Design

Rather than painting the entire wall, then paint an orange square to act as an accent for artwork or photography.

On the lookout for an easy and cheap method to sneak orange into your toilet? Consider towels. Hang them on racks, fold them on shelves or roll them to both keep them accessible and display their prominent colour.


Obviously, the orange accent seat is always an alternative. This seat stands out from light blue walls, white furniture and a soft, neutral shag rug.

Vision Homes & Remodeling

Or, if you’ve got a wooden cabinetry and flooring in your kitchen with slick, modern appliances, consider orange barstools for an unexpected modern addition.


Le Versha Chair, Orange – $248

This wrought iron seat from Anthropologie could work outside on the patio or inside as an accent.

Modern Pillows – $140

Scatter some of them in your couches and chairs for extra comfort and a spoonful of orange.

Inside Avenue

Orange and White Ceramic Garden Stool – $290

Garden stools make for excellent end tables, and this you also supplies texture and pattern.

Naked Decor

Queen hitter in Orange – $49.95

Contain orange and your own sense of humor with this particular Queen Clock from Naked Décor.

Jayes Studio

Umbrella Stand “Coptic Trellis Orange” – $99

Need a hint of orange on your entry? This umbrella stand will prove as practical as it is decorative.

Orange color combos:
Khaki and Tangerine
Fire and Ice
Orange and Blue
Pink and Orange
Orange, Purple and Lime

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