Decorating with yellow and white in your living room

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The Sun is always Shining by Miriam Schulman, @schulmanArt

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A Georgetown row house decorated by Mary Douglas Drysdale, featured in House Beautiful July/August 2013 and photographed by Bjorn Wallander. Duck art has been digitally added to inspire you to decorate your own home with this charming watercolor painting


Decorating with Yellow

Yellow is such a versatile color and when you decorate in a monochromatic palette you can layer styles with ease. (tweet this) In this Georgetown row house decorated by Mary Douglas that was featured in the July/August House Beautiful, traditional and transitional pieces are mixed with ease to keep the living room fresh and modern. A

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Framing Idea: use a white mat and a gold frame to accent this duck painting. original duck art is for sale in my etsy shop and framed prints are also available from imagekind.

Madeline Weinrib rug defines the seating area and adds modern flavor to the yellow traditional damask upholstery (fabric is Marshall damask by Carleton V.) The yellow buffalo checks on the curtain fabric in Cornwall Plaid by Scalamandré add southern country charm.Finally, yet another fabric by  Sferra is introduced to add additional visual interest and pattern.

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Madeline Weinrib’s rug is available from ABC Carpet and Home or from your interior decorator– OR blogger Reichel Broussard discovered you can get this facsimile from West Elm for under $750 for a 9×12″

Compliment Your Color Scheme with Art

The artwork is not part of Douglas’ design, but has been digitally added to give you decorating inspiration for your own home. You can collect the original watercolor duck painting or order an affordable duck print. Either way, the charming ducks as a bit of whimsy to the otherwise sedate family room.
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Miriam Schulman embraces her creative life with wholeheartedness in Scarsdale, New York. Schulman studied art history at Dartmouth College and abandoned a hedge fund career to work on her art full time. Her watercolor and mixed media paintings have been seen on NBC, published in art magazines and home decor books. In addition, the Hudson River Museum and Katonah Museum of Art carry her artistic accessories in their gift shops. She has been published in art magazines such as Art of Man and most recently in Somerset Studio. Explore her art at or take a class at

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I’m Miriam Schulman, your curator of inspiration.

I inspire art-lovers to reconnect with their creativity and profit from their art. Whether you paint simply for the joy of it or you’re serious about selling your work, and you’re ready to stop putting yourself on the back burner...You're in the right place. I've done it and I can inspire YOU how to do it too.

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