Monday, 16 February 2015

Shades of Yellow

Stylised Daisies Charles Rennie Mackintosh
Cole and Son
Cole and Son
Looking for inspiration to add shade of yellow into an interior scheme I was reminded of the gesso wall panels made by Margaret Mcdonald in collaboration with her husband Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

They were part of the Glasgow set responsible for Arts and Crafts in Scotland

We love Linwood fabrics and wallpapers, as much as we love the stylist responsible for the room designs in their photography. The lemon wallpaper is from their Metropolis range and is reflective of the 1920's jazz scene in New York. Dulled shades reflect the moody undertones of the music, while adding that discordant contrast of lemon and purple adds a burst of freshness.

 Stylised floral features were part of the Arts and Crafts movement. This textile again by Macdonald/ Mackintosh is of stylised daisies. We like the purple on yellow background which still seems as fresh as a daisy now as it was then. They also used roses, lilies and the recognisable chrysanthemum.

Cole and Son have an impressive portfolio of wallpaper suppliers.  We particularly love this wallpaper featuring flying machines, for its eclectic design and because it has that pop of yellow. This is from the Fornasetti range. Cole and Son also have a great archive of traditional designs well worth a look.

This Murano glass chandelier of glass fruits is by Tindle. They also produce some fantastic traditional chandeliers, but this one is so much fun.

We couldn't leave out this delightful Owl border - Notambule from Cole and Son. There are other colour backgrounds but we think the yellow is very cool!

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