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Nine Years of Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes

8.10.2009

Canary Yellow, Great Looks, Palatable Price





In July when artist Hayley Gaberlavage shared glimpses of her studio with us, a lot of people were struck by how great that long canary-yellow bench looked in her light-filled New Orleans space. Turns out she found the vintage leather piece in Atlanta at Funky Junk.

Hayley says most all of her mid-century furniture has come from Funky Junk (she enthusiastically recommends the shop for interesting finds at very fair prices) and the bench is her absolute favorite.


Shifting our eyes from furniture to iconic art, Monet Water Lilies remains on view at the High just through August 23. So, if you've not seen any of the series before, there are a little less than two weeks left to take curator David Brenneman's advice and try to experience -- if only for a brief moment -- a "floating world." Check this page for details on Thursday ticket discounts.

Shown at top, Hayley Gaberlavage with bench in her studio; next, a spectrum of canary yellows ranging from light to dark; Prismacolor canary yellow pencils; more images courtesy Gaberlavage; the last pictures are via the museum's YouTube video.

8 comments:

travelingmama said...

LOVE the canary yellow! I have lots of turquoise in my house and canary would add such a fun punch of color!

jobsjobsjobs said...

I love bright colors, such as yellow. It always brightens up my day.

Southern Aspirations said...

Adore a touch of the bright and must now check out Funkyjunk.

The Peak of Chic said...

Not familiar with that store at all. Will need to pay it a visit!

Karena said...

I am using yellow, just did a bath in a bright buttery yellow and am using yellow accents in my periwinkle bath! The shades of yellow just make you feel great, and of course you can go light and subtle, or bright lemony shades

Janet said...

When it comes to decorating, yellow is one of the most intimidating colors for me! Not sure why. But, I have decided to paint my kitchen mustard yellow...so I am jumping into the abyss! Thanks for encouraging boldness.

the NEO-traditionalist said...

Funky Junk looks like a treasure trove for quirky, fun, eccentric decor---thanks for sharing! That canary bench is truly unforgettable.

highglossblue.blogspot said...

Funky Junk is a great store! The tiny store front opens to a huge basement filled with vendors the first Saturday of every month, Enjoy!
-Claire