'ASUKA' wallpaper by Osborne & Little
I've been wanting to use the colour yellow for years, but I have yet to meet the client who loves yellow quite as much as I do - it's not like I haven't tried selling the concept...
In the meantime, I've been exploring this glorious colour on my own turf and I am delighted with the results. Rooms that are naturally well lit can take almost any colour and if used in moderation, there is a shade of yellow to suit every home.
The key is to avoid using solid blocks of strong yellow that can make a room feel a little oppressive. Choosing instead to layer colours that support, much like the warm golden tones in the patterned leaves which incidentally, glow throughout the day. Bliss.
The wallpaper, illustrated above is currently up in my apartment.
Metallic Grey wall tiles - 600mm x 300mm (grey grout)
'Metallic Leaf' wallpaper by Jocelyn Warner
The two photographs above, are quick shots taken from projects that I'm currently working on. London homes can be quite tall and lanky, with relatively small windows, so it's not unusual to have to contort your body around furniture, to 'find the day'...
If you have a small, dark room and/or a particular wall that receives a decent amount of light (from either natural or artificial light sources) do consider using metallic surfaces on wall tiles, wallpapers, mirrors etc. This can be a very effective method of 'bouncing' the light into and around the room.