Five Great Yellow Couches (+ Podcast News!)

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of being interviewed for a podcast: Style Matters, by Zandra Zuraw of the decor-inspiration site Little Yellow Couch. Zandra started Style Matters to explore the meaning and real-life resonance of design, and over the years she’s interviewed such style luminaries as Justina Blakeney, Eddie Ross, Rebecca Atwood, and more.  

So when she asked to the tape a ‘cast with her, of course I said yes. During our half-hour chat, Zandra and I talked business, books, and why I think decorating is about far more than just making a room look nice. At one point I frankly forgot I was being interviewed—it was just two ladies talking about everything we love about design.

Have a listen over on Little Yellow Couch, or just click the link below to jump right in:

Meanwhile, I’m also using this as a cheeky excuse to talk about yellow couches. (Or sooooofas, if you’re in the design industry. I got major side-eye the first time I went to a home-decor show and—gasp!—called a sofa a couch.)

I’m not sure I’d go mellow yellow in my own home, but boy, have I seen some great ones in great spaces. Think you could pull off a look like this?

Or maybe this is more your speed:

This sunny sofa, in the former Brooklyn home of fashion icon Jenna Lyons, may have actually started the yellow-couch fever:

For giggles, here’s a handful of great sofas and chaises in shades ranging from sunny saffron to deep mustard. I love them all.

  1. My Chic Nest Jess Loveseat, $1606,    Perigold   . 2. Denver sofa in Gold Velvet, $1,998,    Anthropologie   . 3. Matrix sofa in Yarrow Gold velvet, $1,299,    Article   . 4. Martinique tufted sofa in Mustard, $920,    Joss & Main   . 5. Loni M. Elaine chaise in Sunny, $1,900,    Wayfair   .

1. My Chic Nest Jess Loveseat, $1606, Perigold. 2. Denver sofa in Gold Velvet, $1,998, Anthropologie. 3. Matrix sofa in Yarrow Gold velvet, $1,299, Article. 4. Martinique tufted sofa in Mustard, $920, Joss & Main. 5. Loni M. Elaine chaise in Sunny, $1,900, Wayfair.

What say you: Do you take a shine to yellow furniture? Or does it leave you sour?