Decorating with Magazines: National Geographic Yellow

In my recent tour of Erin & Kyle's U Street apartment, I especially liked Erin's yellowy bedside vignettes. Repeated in the flowers, tray, and frame, the accent color is drawn from an orderly stack of National Geographic magazines.

While many companies have a signature color, magazines are attainable and feel much less showy than, oh, say, an Herm├Ęs box. Nevertheless, Erin is still in high-class company in her use of old Nat Geos as a colorful accent. Here, find examples from Elle Decor, the Hampton Designer Showhouse, and fashion designer Rachel Roy's home.

Images: 1. Kim Rinehimer for Apartment Therapy 2. Elle Decor 3. Elle Decoration South Africa 4. Tilton Fenwick via Little Green Notebook 5. Rachel Roy's living room in American Fashion Designers at Home via Sight Unseen

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Kim has been sharing creative projects and ideas as a Contributor to Apartment Therapy since 2010. Her writing highlights stylish, budget-friendly solutions to common household problems. Kim is a fluent French speaker and a houseplant enthusiast.