African textiles don’t only just stand out for their patterned designs, it’s the colorways as well. Interior designer Genevieve Gorder developed a version of mud cloth where the color palette stands out. Her Mali Mud Cloth Inked Pillow (https://www.tonicliving.com/products/mali-mud-cloth-inked-pillow) features faded black and cream. According to Gorder the faded shade provides a “grounding effect”.
This master bedroom is an oasis of creams and seafoam green. The upholstered wall is lit from a hidden soffit above, and the fabric matches the duvet cover. The trim on the edge of the upholstered wall is implemented in the Roman shade. The soft calming colors along with a padded headboard and footboard truly create an escape from the rest of the world.
The woodgrain kitchen island features an ashy-toned finish which blends the hardwood floor color into the cream and white tones used through the room. Black bar chairs line the overhanging countertop of the island for a stylish eat in set up under a pair of circle, industrial influence chandeliers. Sleek cabinetry with long stainless steel handles showcases the midcentury modern style influence.
A calm color scheme of cream, white and pale blue brings a coastal feel to this contemporary master suite. Floor length curtains add privacy from the many windows. A plush, pin-tucked comforter pairs with a mix of neutral and blue pillows, creating a soothing place to relax, and at the foot of the bed, an upholstered bench offers a comfy spot to take your shoes off.
A large rustic wood headboard with a carved foliage design is the centerpiece of this lovely bedroom in done neutral tones by designer Sandra Espinet. "Different combinations of fabrics are very important if you are going to go all neutral in a room," says Espinet. "A textured rug, silk pillows, even in the same cream tone, will look different. Mixing the same color in different textures creates a unique feel."
Designer Debbie Talianko designed this transitional living room with touches of the beach and sea, particularly in the soft greens and blues she chose to accent the room. The white sectional sofa and cream walls give the space an airy feel and allow pops of colors in the pillows, area rug and dining room upholstery to take center stage. Also noteworthy is the beach-themed art that punctuates the wall behind the sectional sofa.
An ornate, custom wood surround frames the stove area with an arch-shaped opening in this traditional kitchen. Paired with a stunning tile backsplash, the color and detail reminiscent of Italian finery. Small drawers in the surround are perfect for storing easy-to-reach spices and herbs while a small shelf provides easy access to oils and vinegars. The cream cabinetry lets the special design of the surround breath and be eye-catching.
Add a touch of playfulness and color to your kid-friendly soiree with candy accents added to your vessel. To do this, you’ll need two vessels with slightly different widths and the same shape. Place one vessel inside of the other, designating the innermost vessel for housing your floral or greenery. Next, fill the gap between the two vessels with small, colorful candy or candy ice cream toppings.
When you think of a “neutral” wall color, shades like beige, taupe, or gray may come to mind. But pale pink is a surprisingly versatile, livable “new neutral.” On the walls of this living space that the stylists at Nathan + Jac say was inspired by an “unconventional, carefree approach” to design, blush pink is the perfect foundation shade to layer with white, cream, and dove gray. Tip: To get that chalky Scandinavian look on your walls, pick a flat paint formulation.
Susan Brunstrum designed this casual media room with comfortable furniture and simple lines, but in the same color palette as the great room and other areas of the home. Guests can gather for a fun evening on the cream leather sectional or take a seat in one of the recliners upholstered in leather and faux fur. She painted the walls a gray-blue and placed informal book shelves and a large console table against one wall for storage and display.
Designers wanted to make the most of this odd shaped living room, so they arranged the sectional to fit the space to ensure the room has plenty of seating. To create a focal point in the space, a chandelier was hung in the center of the vaulted ceiling. This fixture draws the eye to the cream brick fireplaces that draws a subtle contrast from the white walls and adds texture to the space. Finally, a photo of a horse on the beach gives the room a little splash of color.
The workspace in this salon is symmetrical. In the center of the space, white modern nail booths sit in a line. At each of these, a gold Midcentury Modern chair provides customers with a comfortable place to sit. Above each booth is a modern white light fixture with gold interior, accenting the glamour of the space. On either side of the nail booths, four cream armchairs sit in front of pedicure booths, making the space feel even more relaxing. The gold fixtures in the space give the salon floor touches of glam, while the colors of the seating adds to the feminine vibe of the space.