Beyond the neutral Persian rug and gray sofas, elements have been brought in to add a wash of color to the space. To highlight the home's high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling drapery in aubergine adds an unexpected infusion of color. Pastel shades of pink and blue are brought home with a gallery wall of fashion illustrations by artist Leigh Viner. Pillows from the couple's collection bring in a does of color and pattern.
The artwork nestled in the tiny wall niche next to the bed was chosen not just for its coordinating colors and geometric patterns, but also for its perfect size and shape. Local Truckee, Calif. painter Carole Sesko, who also did the artwork in the adjacent guest bathroom, created this piece using acrylic paint and mixed media.
Modern cotton has been bred to be all white for convenience, but gardeners who love novelty, and home weavers who appreciate natural colors, can grow heirloom varieties that are brown, green, and even pale lavender. Saving seed from year to year preserves their unique colors. Cotton needs warm soil and a long, hot season to mature its pods before fall.
Attic spaces can give you an opportunity to uniquely arrange rooms and to try out paint colors that may not work in other parts of the house. The orange walls and ceiling in this attic cause the space to appear larger than it really is.
In this contemporary playroom, an orange table, colorful wall art and assortment of toys pop against the neutral black-and-white buffalo check rug, which is actually a machine-washable rug from the online company called Ruggable.
This guest bedroom features a fun accent wall with floral wallpaper and matching throw pillow for the bed. Two pink pillows give a pop of color to the white bedding and pair well with the roses on the glass side tables.
Broken Spanish is deeply devoted to a homey Mexican-American décor and offers a variety of dining experiences, from easy going two- and four-tops in the main room to bar seating. Orange and white Mexican tile decorates the entire wall adjacent to the open kitchen.