The girls’ bedroom is filled with unique, textural details. Above the twin beds, a woven metal pendant is a cool statement piece overhead. In the corner, a modern lucite chair is the perfect place to hang out. Atop it, a pillow featuring President Obama is a great accent piece.
Girls will love the extra storage space in this makeup vanity. Black and white stripes carry from the walls to the ceiling, complementing the light blue vanity. A full length mirror covers an entire wall so the girls can see their style from head to toe.
Three-dimensional wall art goes a long way if you’re working with lots of blank space, and the plush variety is so fitting for a nursery. To achieve a more playful feel, mount a stuffed animal head above your crib. Thanks to the internet, you can find just about any animal you’d want – from a deer to a flamingo to a unicorn. For a more modern look, mount a plush geometric shape, like the edgy, black-and-white rain cloud here. Or, do both, like designer and stylist Live Loud Girl. You really can’t go wrong when it comes to fun, pillowy wall art.
A teen bedroom designed by Niche Interiors features richly patterned black-and-white-paisley wallpaper, an ornate chandelier, and bright pink walls. Black-and-white-striped curtains and a white shag rug add even more fun to the room.
On the shelf above the changing table, black storage containers make beauty items and swaddling cloths easily accessible. To give the space a finishing touch, a black and white piggy bank adds whimsy and personality to this unique boy's nursery.
Two full-size beds with black and white linens and faux fur throws flank a midcentury modern dresser that serves as a nightstand. Ruffled pink curtains frame the windows to give the room an extra feminine touch.
To keep the bold floral design from being too overwhelming, designers made sure that there was plenty of natural light in the space to keep it bright. Then, they added white linens and white, clean lined night stands to complete the look.
Not the nursery we grew up with, Pattern Play is a result of the client’s love of graphic patterns and color. This long room lacked architectural features. What seemed like a negative became the perfect playground for the offbeat mix of patterns, texture and color. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work. In this corner of the room, designer Karen Wolf used mustard yellow as a powerful accent color against the black and white wallpaper and gray furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. Create a focal point in the room.
2. Pop your accent color at least three times around the room. Note the mustard yellow.
3. Ground your space with neutrals to provide a place for the eye to rest. (Crème shag and gray Jim Thompson textured wallpaper).
4. Use black, white or gray. There is always a place for these classic colors. Ferm Living Half Moon Wallpaper.
5. Change up scale of patterns. Medium sized wallpaper print, large stripes and small bedding prints.
6. Mix up the patterns: Circles, Stripes, Brushstrokes, Chevron, Ditsy, Solid and Abstract.
7. Throw in an unexpected color – Red art.
8. Play with sheen and lustre, high to low.
9. Have fun and let yourself go. Design is a layering process and sometimes you need to delayer, start over and layer again. Mistakes happen and that is OK.
To create a space where learning is encouraged, a small library of baby books was installed next to a comfortable rocking chair. The book ledges keep reading materials right at the fingertips, providing easy access for even the smallest of readers.
To give the homeowners an additional seating option in their master space, designers brought in a pair of Boho chairs and coffee table for the master bedroom. To make this area more comfy, they added a faux animal skin rug for a soft touch.
To create a darker, warmer contrast to the bright, all white paint, shiplap wall and matching barn door, a modern light fixture was hung. Designers also chose black hardware for the barn door to help bring the contrast to life.