A mix of colors and patterns puts a surprising spin on a sitting room. Toile, florals, polka dots and clean, white sofa blend with turquoise walls, brown curtains and pink accents for eclectic meets cottage feel.
Dress forms are to be expected in the home of a fashion designer, but few dress forms display such an array of global pieces. Both forms are decorated with beaded necklaces from Ghana while the smaller one sports a neckpiece made in Paris. Along with the beads, the larger form wears a small golden pouch that Nana Yaa picked up while traveling in Israel. It also displays her collection of colorful Ghanaian hats, one of her favorite summer accessories, which weave leather together with plant fibers.
A grand hallway featuring an ornately carved wood sideboard projects the owners' elegant taste. A wallpapered accent wall with geometric prints enlivens the otherwise all-white room. An archway leading to another space in the home shows an old-fashioned dress form with a scarf and handbag.
This bright, happy room features a prominent green chaise with blue and green circle-patterned accent pillows, which add shape against the striped pull-up curtain and block floor rug. A tall crystal lamp stand and white dress form, wearing coordinating blues and greens, add height and layer to the fun eclectic lounge.
A powder room at the top of a set of stairs features an elegant chandelier and beautiful printed wallpaper. The designer made the most of a small space by using a small, low-impact glass vanity top for the round stainless sink. In the hallway leading into the bathroom sits an antique dress form, dolled up with scarves and a handbag for a feminine touch.
Small reflective panels come together to form a unique and eye catching cabinet in this contemporary living room. A blue, cube floor pillow, basket of throw pillows and inverted wall photos add pattern and color to the bright room surroundings. Gold decorations compliment the reflective cabinet.
A dressing table near this master bedroom's entrance commands attention. Graphic design comes in the form of the Greek key fretwork mirror, a trellis fabric tablecloth and filigree-embroidered lampshades. The mirror frame and potted ferns add the needed pop of green.
A sleek and simple metal bed gets dressed up with brightly hued pillows in this contemporary bedroom. White walls form a neutral backdrop for bold accessories, while a wall-mounted sconce provides light for reading. A patterned screen offers privacy and filters light from the tall windows.
Jagged lines and fun punches of plum bring a bold style statement to this white-walled guest bedroom. A pair of delicate club chairs forms a sunny seating area by the big picture windows. A mirrored dresser reflects the room's ample natural light and provides stylish storage.
Rich furnishings, soundproofed flooring, sumptuous textiles and a charming selection of accents and accessories contribute to the atmosphere of serenity in this upstairs master bedroom, where form and function go hand in hand. The dressing room, master closets and bathroom are accessed from a short hallway.
Plum accents continue throughout this stylish, contemporary guest bedroom, tying the space together and creating a bold style statement in the neutral room. A pair of club chairs forms a sunny seating area that's functional for guests. A mirrored dresser reflects the room's ample natural light and provides stylish storage.
Grey wicker dining chairs complement the shaded tree bark which arches over the outdoor dining table to provide natural shade, while the discoloration in the wooden tabletop perfectly complements the multicolored stonework grounds. The stonework also forms the foundation for the barbecue grill and is reflected by accent pillows dressing the chairs.
Full of whimsy and style, this gray and white nursery proves that kids' rooms can and should be just as chic as adult bedrooms. The white swan rocker appeals to both children and adults for its pretty form and playful function. Although currently serving as a changing table, the versatile white dresser provides storage from infancy into teenage years.