During a trip to Toronto last weekend, the design stores were full of bright yellow throws, pillows, rugs and the odd chair and side table. The happy, warm colour peeked at me wherever I turned my eyes, making me forget about the rain outside.
Back in North Bay, I saw the same thing at the Great Room.
Part of the reason for yellow's popularity is that it combines so well with grey - another favoured hue.
Are we maybe ready this year to forgo the traditional red for more non-traditional yellow accents for Christmas? What do you think?
Ah, and if you're looking for something to do this Wednesday evening, why not visit the fundraising event at the Home Furniture store on Highway 17 in North Bay? There will be special sales offers, door prizes, give-aways, and more, including myself, who will be there to answer your design questions. The money raised will go to the CIBC's Run for the Cure campaign. Hope to see you there between 7 and 9 p.m.!
|Yellow, the new holiday colour at Crate and Barrel.|
The Sonny bench from Crate and Barrel, made from
bentwood in a classic, late 18th century design,
is perfect for an entryway. Elegant and timeless.
Yellow and blue flat weave rugs from Zara Home -
a new store in the Yorkdale Shopping Centre. Well
worth the visit.
And here are some yellow accents from the Great Room
in North Bay, plus other stylish pieces available in the
store right now: