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In the Mood for Mustard

Autumn seems to have suddenly arrived in the UK – and I must confess I’m quite happy about it! I’m all about seasonal updates at home – those that you can do with cushions, fabrics, throws and that will instantly change the mood of the room. If there’s one colour that describes autumn for me, that’s mustard. I particularly love it when combined with burgundy or reddish tones. But it also works great with blue, green and even pink. Below I’m sharing some of the images that I’ve been saving on this season moodboard and ,hopefully, you’ll find inspiring too.

Bathroom by Beata HeumanBathroom by Beata Heuman. Simon Brown photography

Parisian Flat by Fabrizio CasiraghiParisian Flat by Fabrizio Casiraghi. Cerruti Draime photography. Architectural Digest.

Sister ParishThe home of Mieke ten Have. Mustard dresser and Sister Parish fabric.

Hannah Cecil Gurney's west London home, decorated with the help of Tara Craig and featured in House and Garden. Simon Brown Photography.Hannah Cecil Gurney’s west London home, decorated with the help of Tara Craig and featured in House and Garden. Simon Brown Photography.

Nicolo Castellini BaldisseraNicolo Castellini BaldisseraNicolo Castellini Baldissera

jessica buckley interior designJessica Buckley. ZAC and ZAC photography.

Bathroom at Hotel Les Deux Gares decorated by Luke Edward Hall.

Luke Edward HallLuke Edward Hall

Camilla Guinness

Devol kitchens mustard coloured kitchenDevol Kitchens

Robert Kime LampshadeRobert Kime

sean anthony pritchardSean Anthony Pritchard

summer to summer vendome

From the pages of Summer to Summer: Houses by the Sea by Jennifer Ash Rudick, photography by Tria Giovan. Published by Vendome.

Paris Apartment by Lorenzo Castillo. Ricardo Labougle photogrpahyParisian Apartment by Lorenzo Castillo. Ricardo Labougle photography. Elle Decor.

jacquetta wheeler tangier villa dar sinclairJacquetta Wheeler Tangier villa, ‘Dar Sinclair‘. Love the mix of pink and mustard.

Kips Bay Dallas room by Diana Bandman with De Gournay wallpaperKips Bay Dallas room by Dina Bandman. De Gournay wallpaper

Daniel SlowikMicky Raymond’s Tangier house via Daniel SlowikDetail of a kitchen by Susan DelissDetail of a kitchen designed by Susan Deliss

Bedroom by Jaime Parlade. Ricardo Labougle photographyBedroom by Jaime Parlade outside Seville. Ricardo Labougle photography.

penny morrisonPenny Morrison

Maine Home by Katie RosenfeldMaine Home by Katie Rosenfeld

Lorenzo CastilloLorenzo Castillo

mustard yellow wall house and gardenWest London home featured in House & Garden. Simon Brown photography.

rita konig country farm durhamNorth Farm Durham, Rita Konig’s country home (available to rent short-term!)

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Farao Stripe Beata HeumanFarao Stripe Fabric by Beata Heuman

issimo x rivolta camignani bed linenIssimo x Rivolta Camignani bed linen

wicklewood osborne cushion

Wicklewood ‘Osborne’ Cushion

il pellicano towel

Il Pellicano towel via Issimo

Balineum S series tiles

Balineum handpainted tiles from their ‘S Series’

rita konig lacquer company trayRita Konig x Lacquer Company Tray

Hisa Mostaza Gaston y DanielaHisa Mostaza by Gaston y Daniela



rosi de ruig lampshade

Rosi de Ruig


Soane Britain Trianon StripeSoane Britain Trianon Stripe



Green Kitchens

I have this thing with green kitchens and I can’t help it! From sage to jade- in traditional homes or contemporary flats- large or small- no matter the space, I think this colour works wonders in the heart of the home. I’ve rounded up a few of my favourites and the ones that inspire me the most.

Spanish green kitchen by Javier Gonzalez Sanchez DalpA kitchen in Spain by Javier Gonzalez Sanchez-Dalp

Bridie Hall London Apartment featured in House & Garden. Paul Massey photography.

Cameron Diaz kitchen at her Manhattan apartment designed by Kelly Wearstler featured in Elle Decor. William Abranowich photography.
The country house of th elate Argentinian artist Luis Fernado Benedit home. Featured in World of Interiors July/August 2020 issue. Ricardo Labougle photography.

lorenzo castillo green kitchenA kitchen by Lorenzo Castillo featured in Elle Decor. Ricardo Labougle photography

Guy de Rougemont and Anne-Marie Deschodt’s kitchen in a small compound of 18th-century buildings in the South of France. Architectural Digest.

Kitchen designed by Gabby Deeming and Ruth Sleightholme for House and Garden July/August 2020 Issue. Yuki Sugiura photography.

gavin houghton london homeGavin Houghton London home featured in Bible of British Taste. Boz Gavoski photography.

green kitchen with floral wallpaper featured in Ros Byam Shaw book Perfect English TownhouseGavin Waddel Cheltenham home featured in Ros Byasm Shaw ‘Perfec English Townhouse’ book. Photographs by Jan Baldwin. Published by Ryland Peters & Small. 

castagneto carducci castle

Castagneto Carducci Castle featured in Cabana Magazine issue 12. Antonio Monfreda photography.

Francis Sultana

 Stamatiki Decorator Stefanou-Stymfaliafes Patmos home.Stamatiki Decorator Stefanou-Stymfaliafes Patmos home.World of Interiors. Tim Beddow photography.

plain english green cabinetPlain English

Casa Gusto green kitchenGet the Gusto

green laundry roomLaundry room by Andrew Howard featured in Veranda Magazine. Eric Piasecki photography.

Kitchen designed by Jack Creasy of  Bloomsbury Fine Cabinetry via House & Home. Angus Fergusson photography

Devol kitchens green cabinetsThe Peckham Rye Kitchen by deVOL kitchens with dark green cabinets and brass hardware

green kitchen cabinets wicker baskets the world of interiors

The World of Interiors


In Conversation: Pepa Yuste

After graduating in History & Geography in Madrid, Pepa Yuste moved to London and shortly thereafter started working in private banking for Citibank and Morgan Stanley. After banking, her love and passion for art, antiques and beautiful things lead her to a role at Sotheby’s London where she worked until she moved back to Madrid two decades ago. Since then, Pepa has worked as interior stylist., helping people reimagine their homes through pattern, colour and artwork. A self-confessed lover of table settings, she shares her passion for one of a kind tables on her Instagram account. In today’s conversation,  we discover a bit more about Pepa’s life, home and work.Pepa Yuste


Dear Pepa, when did your passion for interiors start?

It must have been during my childhood. My favourite game was to rearrange the furniture in my own room. I also think it was my mother’s “ fault”; she was an avid collector of objects to decorate the house. Our house was in constant change. Cushions, bedspreads, curtains and rugs would be changed with the seasons. She would also repaint the house and the garden furniture in different shades mostly every year. Under those influences, I guess it was difficult not to succumb to liking interiors so much.

Years later when I visited the British Galleries at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London for the first time, it must have been at the age of 16, I knew my passion for Interior Design would accompany me all my life.

Although I spent some years in banking in both Madrid and London, my background in History of Art took me to Sotheby’s London where I spent the happiest moments of my professional life. Every day was like going to a museum with the advantage that objects would change rapidly at the rhythm of the sales.

I have always been very interested in works of art and the decorative arts, but it was during those years in that great auction house that I trained the eye and learned to love Interiors even more.


pepa yuste madrid apartment

Pepa Yuste’s Madrid Apartment

In terms of decoration, how would you describe your style?

I like to consider my style as fresh, uncomplicated and contemporary but with sound references to traditional interiors. Interiors that are alive, where things can be changed or moved effortlessly, that are full of books and fresh flowers, and objects. I love arranging a collection of objects to enter into a dialogue with a modern painting or to refresh an antique piece of furniture. That is the part of decorating that I enjoy the most: styling and restyling.

Sometimes my job is to go to a client’s house, that has already been refurbished by interior designers, but with the task to reposition all the paintings and objects. On these occasions, I try to be respectful with the client’s belongings and do my best to make the most of them and give then a second opportunity.

I love interiors where you can guess the owner’s personality and interiors with soul.

pepa yuste Madrid Home

pepa yuste madrid apartment

Pepa Yuste Madrid ApartmentDetails at Pepa’s Madrid Apartment.

Manolo March Madrid home decorated by Pepa Yuste Manolo March Madrid home decorated by Pepa Yuste Manolo March Madrid home decorated by Pepa YusteManolo March’s Madrid home decorated with the help of Pepa Yuste. Photography Telva Magazine, Uxio da Vila.

Why do you think a beautiful, well-set table is important.

Whether it is for a supper with the family at home, a dinner party with friends, a garden party, a celebration or a formal dinner, I think that the atmosphere that you create is far more important than the food that you are serving. It is not just setting the table. It is setting the mood for the occasion. It is all about pampering your guests and to show them how much you care for them.

I love creating different table settings, as many as I can. To me, it is the only thing in the decoration of your house that you can change every day.

It is important to dedicate time to it, it is very rewarding as you can be so creative.

I believe that due to the strange circumstances that we are living at present, we are going to entertain more and more at home.

I like going out for dinner to a nice restaurant but to me, nothing compares to a dinner party at a friend’s house where they have put all their love and effort into entertaining you.

Pepa Yuste tablesetting

table by pepa yuste my vintage corner

Pepa Yuste tablesetting

Pepa Yuste Tablesetting

pepa yuste tablesetting

Favourite thing you have at home

That is so difficult to answer. I would say my family, but although I am trying no to be very materialistic these days, I have so many things that I would like to take with me if I were forced to go to a desert island. Maybe I will cheat and say my china cabinet, which sounds as if it is one thing only but in fact it is full of my beloved heirlooms from the family and all the dinnerware I have collected over the years.

Pepa Yuste China cabinet

Pepa's china cabinet

Where do you find inspiration for your tables and designs?

I am a great fan of textiles, and believe that fabrics are one of the things that make tables look interesting. I have been collecting fabrics for as long as I can remember. At first I would buy fabrics to reupholster chairs, sofas or other pieces of furniture, but after a while I realised that I would have to live several lives to use the amount of material that I have been acquiring over the years. That is when I started to make most of the fabrics that I had accumulated over the years into tablecloths to create different table settings.

I have probably inherited the inspiration from my mother who used to set tables with antique bed spreads and even a pair of old curtains from the dining room, and her tables would look amazing.

I am a very observant person and find inspiration in many places – mostly from my travels but it can also be in a painting that I see in an exhibition or in a nicely arranged bunch of flowers.

I very much like experimenting by placing some of the plates from my china cabinet on top of some of my different tablecloths and think about combinations. I mix and match a lot, don’t like to follow trends or fashions. I prefer to follow my heart and my own instinct.

I had a go at designing “The Collection by Myvintagecorner”, including several designs of tableware. Although it was my first incursion in the world of design it was very successful. The pieces were all limited Editions.

I may consider Part II in a while.

A plate designed by Pepa and part of My Vintage Corner Collection

Pepa Yuste Madrid Home

Pepa Yuste Madrid Apartment

Pepa Yuste Madrid Apartment

pepa yuste madrid apartment

Thanks so much, Pepa!

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