Pops of chartreuse add visual interest and keep this bedroom feeling bright and fun. Black and white photography decorates the walls without interfering with the calm vibe of the design. Two-toned curtains perfectly tie in the bright throw pillows.
By painting their master bedroom a dark shade of gray-brown from Benjamin Moore called Affinity, the homeowners were able to create a dramatic, neutral backdrop on which to showcase a collection of modern art.
By turning the room upside down (stripes on ceiling), designer Karen Wolf created a focal point, leading to the giant window showcasing the star of the room -Dwell Studios “Brushed Dot” fabric with peacock and yellow polka dots.
In the master bedroom, designers created several seating vignettes like this one with a funky, modular chair and a gilt floor lamp and side table to provide cozy places to relax within the master bedroom. This particular vignette takes advantage of the apartments beautiful city views.
Bold prints and modern furniture make this masculine teen bedroom feel hip and edgy. Open shelves display graphic books and albums, creating a powerful visual effect while providing functional storage space.
A tufted bench and patterned rug add texture to the sleek and stylish finishes in this bedroom. White sliding barn-style doors pop against the gray walls. The tall white headboard, gray and white bed linens and gray bench continue the calm color pairing through the room. A two-blade ceiling fan highlights the modern influence of the design.
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.
Orange and turquoise breathe life into this bright and airy Mid-century modern nursery that showcases designers from DucDuc and Stray Dog Designs to Spot on Square and Nurseryworks. A plush shag rug, large glider and ottoman and great storage make the space comfortable and practical.
The low-profile wood bed in this master bedroom extends out into two nightstands, making the bed itself feel larger. A charred wood accent wall backs the bed, providing stark contrast, and a funky rocking chair helps tie the color scheme together.
Designers at Laidlaw Schultz Architects chose asymmetrical nightstands to maximize storage in this mid-century modern bedroom. Designer Tip: Select nightstands that reflect the personality of the user to create a stylish modern composition that's also functional for their storage needs.