Inspiration Story – The Mustard Weave

The Milan design fair of 2017 left us with some very clear interior design and fashion trends for the year. Mustard yellow, or spicy mustard, is one of them. Growing up with a mother that hated this color, it took this long for it to come into my life, but now I love it! It’s 2022 and I still do, so It’s safe to say it’s here to stay. I use it as an accent colour here and there, it works great brightening up as well as a in a full takeover. It’s in my house, and in my closet, it’s in my children’s clothing and toys.

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I was really looking forward to making a Mustard weave. It look me a while to get to the right design. I did not want something really perfect and structured, but I still wanted geometry. Most of the interior decoration I saw in this colour had very clean lines, it was very sleek and for me this colour is the essence of nature. It’s the sun when it sets, it’s the colour of many fruits and vegetables, It’s a sauce, it’s round and bumpy, it’s grainy… not cold and square. That’s why my weave had to be very organic creation to represent that. And here it is!

Muted yellow always reminded me nature, or of the fallen leaves. Autumn is my favorite season of the year. I love the slowing down after the summer and sinking into a mellow and more introspective mood. The air turns cold outside, and inside it’s time to cuddle under a blanket and welcome the winter season. The days get shorter and it’s like you are ready to go to your cave and hibernate. It’s a soothing colour but it’s also lively like the sun and and crisp like the wind that brings it everywhere blowing the fallen leaves.The mustard weave is not available for sale because I decided to keep it, but if you would like one that’s similar you can contact me.

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If you don’t have a mustard piece  in your wardrobe yet, or you are not convinced, have a look at this selection I made in Pinterest. You will be surprised with how versatile this colour is. Besides being a warm colour mellow colour, It can be part of a fresh look combined with lighter shades of blue and florals. I wear it with Jeans, black and white tops, navy, dark green, dark brown, leopard and any shade of teal/turquoise. My lovely boyfriend (now husband!) the Troglodyte even got some mustard socks this Christmas.

Mustard is a very bold addition to your house as well.  I love to use bright colours to make a statement over a monochrome or neutral look. That’s what did adding this mustard tassel to with my Chinese console and that’s why my Mustard weave has a fringe.

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I love this color chair.  I have one I want to reupholster.  Maybe this could be my pop of color.

In Scandinavian design, geometry, monochrome and accent statement colours is one of their specialties. Add baby pink or navy to your mustard pieces to see the effect go beyond black and white to keep it a bit more playful and less serious.

I took that little joy as creative licence in my weave, to add sequin. To make it more organic I used cream, ivory and off white instead of pure white. Then the black with shiny bits and of course and loosely woven, and a piece of drift wood.


I think the Mustard weave would look amazing in a space like this below.  That dark-teal-cobalt-blue -petrol-green shade drives me crazy. It might be my next obsession. Now I just have to find yarn that shade.

Until then,

XoXo.

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