Last week was a long week – a good week, with new work and different challenges to think about – but by the time the weekend arrived, I realised how much I needed some space to breathe out. We all feel like this right? Which got me thinking of how this translated into an interior: a space that feels and looks quiet, calm and serene.
I was speaking to a friend on Steller about the colour yellow, and how there are some colours that you just don’t ‘get’. I get grey; I could live with grey all the time and never grow tired. I love burnt orange and am increasingly drawn to rich, inky blues. But yellow? If I’m honest, it’s just not a colour I like.
Or is it? Because recently I’ve found myself admiring all sorts of things in the deeper yellow colour spectrum. A few months ago I visited some friends who had picked up an original Hans Wegner Papa Bear chair in Indian Yellow, which they had intended to reupholster in a less vibrant hue, only when they got it home they realised that it looked pretty great as it was.
So the Rugby World Cup has started. You may be asking, what does that have to do with interiors? Well, it might explain why I’m scanning through Per Jansson’s listings, looking for inspiration, on a Friday night, as the TV has been ‘claimed’.