Interior stylist Jason Grant shows us how to brighten the home this winter with bursts of yellow contrasted with indigo blues.
Mr Jason Grant photographed at home by Chris Prestidge for At Dusk
Words and styling by Mr Jason Grant
It’s no secret that yellow is one of my favourite shades. Mixed with moody blues it’s the perfect pop of colour in these cooler months. Don't we all need something to brighten our day?
An early start requires coffee (always) and a quick (healthy) breakfast - usually cereal and a banana. Why not serve these up in your favourite shade? My usual morning routine is to get up, get dressed, eat breakfast and take our Boston Terrier, Sophia, for a long walk. If I'm up really early for a shoot call time I will make a push-the-button coffee at home. Otherwise, Panama House is my Bondi morning pit stop - where I love a coffee and a chat with the locals.
Winter in Bondi is just as beautiful as summer, it’s Australia's most famous beach and I love to call Bondi home. It’s beautiful all year round including winter, it's just that the tones of the beach and ocean are deeper and moodier. I love the ever changing shades of the sea and if you do a little fossicking after a storm you never know what you might find, perhaps a fallen branch perfect for a vase at home.
Why do I love yellow you ask? Well it’s such a fun happy colour, really it just adds a bit of sunshine to our home and makes me smile. Colour is a signature of my decorating style and you can't underestimate the power of a pop of colour. It's an easy way for those not brave enough to add a large splash to your space. So think small, perhaps a cup, a cushion or even a towel in the bathroom to add a little splash. The best place to take colour inspiration, you ask? I take my queues from nature. If you're not sure and lack colour confidence take a look inside your wardrobe - if it’s a colour you like to wear, chances are it’s a great colour to decorate with at home.