Interior decorator Carleton Varney’s Room of the Month (1967)
This cheerful bedroom decor from the 60s was warm and sunny — aglow with yellow, the go-with-anything color. By itself, yellow is neither masculine nor feminine, so it’s ideal for a master bedroom or guest room.
And yellow works with any color you can think of. Combine it with pastels for a soft, summery effect. For drama, use it as a backdrop to more intense colors — navy, scarlet, emerald. I think you’ll agree: With yellow, anything goes!
Who says bedrooms are designed just for sleeping? I designed this room with a chaise lounge for reading or doing needlework, a skirted table for cozy snacks, and bedside tray tables for breakfast in bed.
The room was originally dark and small, so I chose light colors and small-scale furniture. After its makeover, the bedroom seemed larger than it was because I’ve used airy wicker and uncluttered louvered shutters.
Greens, reds, blues and oranges kept company with yellow on flower-sprigged bed linens, a country-style rug and patchwork quilt and pillows.
Cotton upholstery with just a hint of pattern lends eye appeal when applied to an inexpensive wooden dresser. Greenery and a group of cherished family portraits added warm touches.