Antique Inspirations ~ Country French Yellow

I-1It’s been a great and super-busy summer!  We have been traveling a great deal between antique buying trips to Europe and our niece’s wedding in California. Nothing like traveling gets your creative juices flowing, and then inspiration springs forth!
On my recent flight to Europe for antique buying, I stocked up with the latest design magazines before the flight. I love to keep up with the latest trends and colors, and of course I’m always open to new ideas.
The cover of Elle Décor displayed cool summer neutrals with the blending of sea blues and soft greens. Inside, a one-page feature, the Trend Alert featured the color yellow, bright and sunny ~ just like summer.
Everywhere I went I could see the bright and cheerful color of the summer sun reflecting in fields of wheat, rows of sunflowers, even the flowers and produce at the Farmer’s Market. Yellow ~ one of the primary colors of Country French design ~ reflects in Country French antique pottery, faience designs, culinary antiques, and Provencal fabrics.  In fact, whole exteriors of homes in Provence are often painted with soft buttery yellow.
In the 70’s I adored the color yellow, so much so that it was the color of my first car. Of course, as I got older (and hopefully wiser) I learned that seasonal trends are great to incorporate as an accent. There is no need for a total color commitment.
Alas, summer is almost over. So, if you didn’t get enough of the color of sunshine, here are a few antique and décor ideas~ some of which I just found on my most recent buying trip~ on how to add this cheerful hue to your interior any time of the year. 
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The above antique & decor items were photographed in our showrooms and are available on our website at www.inessa.com.

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Wrought Iron Bookstand with Antique Earthenware Bowl
Antique Confit Pots
Reproduction Aubusson Pillow
Antique Framed Oil on Canvas
Antique Country French Pottery

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 Inessa Stewart

Antiques in Style is a source of joy for me to create, and hopefully will be a source of inspiration for you! The variety, artistry and history of the antiques and vintage pieces that surround us every day provide pleasure, beauty and sometimes even intrigue.

The classics never go out of style, and each era, country, and even artisan's interpretations create an environment that is always full of surprises.

It is truly a pleasure to bring such timeless style together for every client and follower of my blog. And of course, your input is always welcome!

Featured Antiques on www.Inessa.com

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