Inspired by Sunshine

PUBLISHED: 12:55 14 June 2016

Retro radio

Retro radio


Bring the sunbeams of a glorious summer day in Norfolk into your home with a celebration of all that’s bright and yellow

Yellow chairYellow chair

Rock the retro

This vintage-style mustard Retro DAB+ radio from View Quest lets you access all your favourite DAB+ radio stations or connect via the 3.5mm aux input or with your iPod or iPhone using the lightning dock to listen to your library of music. There’s FM tuning too, a built-in alarm so you can wake up to radio or a favourite track. Connect and charge, mains or battery; £79.99, Gerald Giles, Ber Street, Norwich; 01603 621772;

Yellow butterflyYellow butterfly

Pull up a seat

Small Marthe shadeSmall Marthe shade

Embrace the metallic and workwear theme this summer with this distressed yellow Carnegie Industrial Metal dining chair, £69.99 (was £119.99) from Better Furniture, Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth and Barker Street, Norwich; 01493 663301 and 01603 762081;

Ned Hammond sconceNed Hammond sconce


This beautiful butterfly is a talisman of summer, captured on a yellow 100pc cotton canvas in Epson K3 Ultrachrome inks, with a 75-year anti-fade life expectancy and kiln-dried stretcher bars, it costs £90;

Tinsmiths House yellow hangerTinsmiths House yellow hanger

Turn on the colour


The Marthe lampshade adds a dash of colour and geometric pattern without dominating a room. From Suffolk design-duo Howard Wakefield and Sarah Parris, it’s crafted by digitally layering, mixing and merging colours inspired by art, fashion and nature. From £52 for 16x16ins, with larger sizes available;

Yellow chick feed tinYellow chick feed tin

Light it up

This copper sconce is by carpenter Ned Hamond who specialists in copper work, furniture restoration and toy making. Surrounded by his father’s tools and oak furniture, Ned takes inspiration from 17th and 18th century styles for his copper and oak chandeliers and in antique furniture restoration (he made the three-tiered 21-arm centrepiece chandelier at Morston church). Priced £80 from Blue Jacket, Stiffkey Road, Morston; 01263 740144;

Yellow egg collectorYellow egg collector

Hang it


This vintage cloakroom yellow powder-coated enamel on steel frame hanger, with spun steel knobs, is a real conversation piece. It’s by Tinsmith’s House, a new venture from art and design world veterans Paul Vater and Paul Barratt, and is £225 from Blue Jacket, Stiffkey Road, Morston: 01263 740144;, and Tinsmith’s House B&B in Aylsham, 01263 733226.

Alenda English Mustard lampshadeAlenda English Mustard lampshade

Teas up

Bring a ray of sunshine to teatime with this bright yellow teapot by Price and Kensington. Available in six cup, £8.49, and two cup, £4.99, size, and with matching cups available at £1.99, from Roys of Wroxham, NR12 8DB: 01603 782131;

Yellow Grace bedYellow Grace bed

Sunnyside up

If your back-yard hens need a little encouragement to lay, this egg yolk yellow chicken feed tin by Burgon and Ball is bound to help. It’ll look glorious on the pantry shelf too, and there’s a matching egg collecting tray too. Tin, £16.95 and collecting tray, £9.95, from Roys of Wroxham, NR12 8DB; 01603 782131;

There’s a hint of yellow to this sisal basket with jute trim, one of the textile basket kits and original pieces using natural renewable materials by Norfolk-based Jo Clarke. Jo’s designs use traditional basketry techniques such as hand weaving, twining, coiling and binding. Jo runs workshops at DesignerMakers21 in Diss, and her kits include everything needed - just add time, dressmaker pins, scissors and a needle to complete. Zing kit, £22, Jo Clarke Designs, DesignerMakers21, St Nicholas Street, Diss, IP22 4LB;

Switch on the sunshine

Let this English Mustard Alena paper lampshade bring a warm glow to your light, priced £34.95 from

Shortest night

Pictured in yellow, the Grace bed is handcrafted to last a lifetime. With an iron core and a zesty finish, Grace starts at £625, excluding delivery and assembly, from the Wrought Iron and Brass Bed Co, Shernborne, PE31 6SA; 01485 542516;

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