A trio of Nelson Bubble Lamps designed by a mid-century design super star George Nelson makes a bold, yet playful statement hung above the breakfast nook table. It's not only a great conversation piece, it provides plenty of light once the sun goes down.
This kitchen takes style up a notch with it's use of bold colors and shapes. Cabinets range in style in color from blue glass-front to red or striped. This eclectic look lends itself well to the room's high ceilings and geometric windows.
In spare spaces you can afford to do a bit of bold pattern. You can even mix and match, as long as there is some unifying element. In this room, it’s the vibrant red found in both the blankets and stuffed animals.
Don’t be afraid to go bold with a dark, rich wall color, especially when mixed with earthy, global elements to give your space depth and interest. Lighter furniture and rugs balance these dramatic walls in this sitting room from Dana Wolter Interiors.
Black paint with charcoal trim adds drama and transforms the exterior of this contemporary home built in 1974, previously painted a neutral tan brown color. “To make sure the house fit in with the really nice modern homes up in this part of the country, we wanted to go with a black exterior,” says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
The bathrooms in designer Megan Pflug’s lodge are cheery and bright. Where rustic comfort is the order of the day for most spaces here, the bathrooms skew a bit more towards the modern than the rest of the accommodations. Brightly colored fixtures and modern lighting are accompanied by textiles adorned in geometric prints for a pleasing note of contrast that doesn’t feel at odds with the rest of the decor.
In past lives she has been a home decor editor eyeing the latest design trends, a fashion editor perusing the scene at New York Fashion Week, and even at the helm of assisting Oprah in curating her favorite things. There is no doubt that stylist, editor and creative director, Kelley Carter knows style, and she brings an abundance of it to her home in Brooklyn, New York. Her small railroad style apartment has benefited from Kelley’s creative mind. A mix of vibrant textiles, customized pieces and rare art make this Brooklyn apartment a stunning space full of well-curated design ideas.
A thread of bright yellow runs through this mostly white kitchen, emphasizing this young family's desire to create a happy, whimsical space that welcomes creativity. The long island accommodates six barstools, turning the kitchen into a convenient gathering space. Woven pendants provide task lighting and add to the room's symmetry, while open shelving offers a stylish storage solution.
As this 6-foot-by-7-foot Atlanta bathroom demonstrates, sometimes bold color is all you need to make a big statement. Although this space receives no natural light, the bold Kelly green walls give it fresh personality. The ultra-white floor and wainscoting counterbalance the green's intensity.