This nursery is a perfect example of how a room can rock a theme and stay sophisticated, timeless and relevant. This big boy's space will not time out through the use of bold color, dramatic pattern and mature furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. How to Balance a Bold Pattern: Make sure your colors have a weight to it that can hold up to the bold pattern. Designer Karen Wolf used bright mid tones to balance the whales and also showcase them.
2. Why Red?: The black pattern called for a "power pop". The playful and strong red color was able to shine on its own in just right amounts in the room.
In a single day, what was a lifeless place to store items is now a multi-functional, color-soaked place to keep toys, sports equipment and clothes organized. The bright blue wall color keeps the space fresh and exciting.
A cozy gray rocking chair with white piping is paired with a shaggy fur ottoman and contemporary side table to create a relaxing spot for rocking and reading to baby. A striped area rug adds softness underfoot, while classic Roman shades dress the windows.
When the green and white safari wallpaper was unavailable at time of order, Jenn Feldman Designs went to Astek Wallcoverings and created a new and more unique design, bringing in even more of the family's love of dogs.
A boldly patterned cornice, durable FLOR tiles and a bright, fun palette create a bedroom fit for two young superheroes. The fabric is by Schumacher, and the cube-shaped nightstand is by Jonathan Adler.
For older children and even adults, a loft bed is a great way to leave floor space open. It takes advantage of otherwise unused space and makes it possible to add a desk or a seating area in a small room that would have been otherwise overwhelmed by a large bed.
In the homeowners' teenage son's bedroom, designers wanted to really showcase his personality, so they anchored the space in the sleek, white wall color and ash-colored wood floor to connect this room to the rest of the home's design. Then, they incorporated the son's favorite things-sports, cars and music-by hanging posters on the wall in homage to this. They also made sure to include fun, bright colored details, such as the table lamps and the bed linens to bring a little fun to the room.
The scene-y Bully Boy in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, is modeled after a favorite childhood restaurant with the same name, fondly remembered by Concentrics Restaurants owner Bob Amick. Combing shareable plates from chef Michael Bertozzi, a beachy vibe and a very low key ambiance (translation: service can be spotty and the check-in at the hostess station needs work), this new Atlanta restaurant in the shadow of another Concentrics spot, the beloved Two Urban Licks is worth a try for its unique combo of seafood and global interests. The blue crab fried rice is a must.
On season four of HGTV Design Star, contestant Antonio designs a bedroom for five-year-old Connor, who loves dinosaurs and art. The headboard and footboard are designed to look like stones, and fun dinosaur cutouts are added to the walls.