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A house that invites the sunshine in!

Having experienced twelve long, dark Swedish winters - it's safe to say I've become slightly obsessed with light. As a result, I've done everything possible to draw every last drop of sunlight into my home (lightened the floors, white washed the walls and knocked down walls) and I've even written a book about it! So imagine how excited I was when I discovered the Melbourne home and studio of architect Andrew Maynard, inspired by a wish to need to wear sunglasses indoors?! Told by his doctor that a lack of light could be partially to blame for his work-related stress, Andrew and his partner decided to create a space which would bathe them in 'sunlight' and drench them in 'vitamin D'. And just to be sure it truly captured that 'bright (bright) sunshiney day' feeling, he added splashes of sunny yellow for good measure!















Architecture: Andrew Maynard Architects. Photography: Tess Kelly. Found via Dezeen with thanks.

What a great concept?!

Would you consider doing this in your home? As Andrew readily admits, there are limitations with a design like this - such as letting the sunshine in, in places where there definitely shouldn't sunshine! But the sunny yellow colour and abundance of light ure does put a smile on your face, right?

Look out for the inspiring space-saving ideas and clever solutions too - such as book shelves above doors and shelves built into the stairs - love!

Is there anything that stands out to you?

I just realised it's been absolutely ages since I shared a home with splashes of yellow - I even had to root around to find the archive -if you're in a sunny mood and feel like a little more 'yellow' interior inspiration here it is (if this home comes up first just scroll passed it!).

Oh and before I head off - sorry if I've seen a little rushed this week, I'm in the final stages of a big project and it's been a bit hectic (my family will tell you that's an understatement!) - including a computer crash yesterday (how much do you dread the words - "have you backed-up your hard drive"?!). But do you know what? It's all cool.... and it's friday people, FRIDAY - woohoo! I hope you've got some great things planned?

Have a lovely sunny weekend!

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  1. Yes, yellow brightens a space. I would like a yellow room. As with any color you really need to get several samples and find the right one for your particular space. I love your blog, and visit often.
    Bernadette in Canada

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    1. You're absolutely right - what can look fabulous on one wall can look completely different on another! Thank you for your kind words about my blog :)

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  2. Everything except the yellow for me! It's my least favourite home colour-mutals all the way for me. Love your blog and just finished your book yesterday. Looking forward to the next one😊

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    1. Thank you so much for reading my book Dee! PS yellow is definitely not for everyone!

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  3. I love yellow, and most of my walls were yellow for several years. A couple of years ago, we repainted and now we've gone for quite a different look, but I still like the yellow. It changed throughout the day depending on the light, and it was lovely.

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    1. There's an immediate warmth to yellow isn't there? it's such a happy colour! Maybe one day you'll return to it - that's the beauty of a link of paint :)

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  4. Yellow is difficult. Can tend to get too cold and acidy or pale and wan looking. I found the right shade for my kitchen though....intrigued by storage solution, frying pans on same wall as basketballs...love the cat, and over door bookshelves. If I tried the stair storage it would be fat too messy, hard to clean and I would probably trip and fall on something!

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    1. Our family definitely wouldn't get away with under steps storage! It would be lethal!

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  5. I love yellow! I wouldn't probably go with yellow floors throughout, but one of our couches is yellow, so are half of our dining chairs, and my favourite poster.... It is such a bright, creative, positive colour! It lifts my mood even during dark winter months.

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    1. Your home sounds like such a wonderful, happy place!

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  6. Yellow are so in! I see it everywhere, and I love it! It brings good vibes and a positive atmosphere. I like the pastel yellow more, but bright yellow works in settings as this. Blue accents are interesting and not something I have seen so much before. But I like it!

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    1. It really is such a happy colour! Like a ray of sunshine on a grey day :)

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  7. So dreamy and I adore the pops of yellow. It's amazing what certain colours can do to lift a place and invite in light.

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  8. Yellow is one of my favorite colors, but one of the most difficult to pull off. It seems more sensitive to light, and reflection of nearby colors than others I've tried. My home sits in the woods, has floor to ceiling windows, and the green of the outdoors turns most yellows, greenish. I've opted for yellow in accessories to bring the sunshine in.

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  9. I love yellow!!! It is an excellent choice for kitchens, dining rooms and bathrooms, where it is energizing and uplifting. In halls, entries and small spaces, yellow can feel expansive and welcoming.

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