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March 9, 2014

Use the yin and yang of spring to spruce up your home decor

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Griffin likes lemon yellow as an accent color. Fashion designers like Marissa Webb and Derek Lam, and retailers like H&M and Joe Fresh embraced that hue this season, and decor is following suit. A throw pillow quilted to resemble subway tiles; octagonal and square dinnerware; and a galvanized trunk that could work as both storage and table are all at CB2 in taxicab yellow. (www.cb2.com )

Muse and You turns a single bloom into modern art underfoot with the Rosa rug, while the Morocco employs hot pink, carnation and plum in a statement tile-print rug. (www.museandyou.com )

Portuguese artist Danny Ivan creates digital prints with a pop art aesthetic: His Colorful Mountains design, offered several ways including as a throw pillow, is a happy explosion of vivid, graphic, cubist shapes. Three of the Possessed, an Australian design collective, renders geometric patterns and images of birds and animals in colorful prismatic designs. (www.society6.com )

Sometimes, all you need to give a room a spring facelift is to change out a few elements. New lampshades are an easy tweak. Seascape Lamps has punchy modern graphic designs for a wide range of fixtures, in on-trend plum and tangerine. A whimsical sketched garden on deep burgundy brings in a contemporary country vibe, and there are photo-printed lemons and cherries here as well. (www.seascapelamps.com )

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