Texture, pattern and detail pack a powerful punch in this transitional foyer. A feathered mirror hangs above an upholstered bench with beautiful wrought iron detailing, and behind, nailhead trim outlines the sections of molding on the wall.
The best lavenders to choose are those with very gray bases. The soft purple shade acts like a neutral in this room and creates a beautiful base for the design. Slightly darker lavender curtains compliment the wall color and frame the wrought iron bed frame. A feathered mirror frame adds a fun texture over the sophisticated bed set up with matching nightstands.
In the guest bathroom, designers added texture to the small space by bringing in wallpaper that sports neutral feathers. Then, they added real feathers and a textured mirror to the vanity to finish off the design.
Feather-themed wallpaper and an antler-inspired mirror pack a lot of design punch in a small powder room. White walls throughout the eclectic, family-friendly house provide a clean backdrop for brightly colored accessories, like the sunshine yellow barstools in the open kitchen.
This otherwise simple modern foyer earns a funky touch from a blue and white patterned wallpaper paired with a large wooden starburst mirror. A sleek brown and black side table features a white ceramic cut-out vase with feathers, while a brown and ivory patterned area rug lines the floor.
A feather-like look on the accent wallpaper draws the eye to the back of the room. A brown leather headboard and white bed linens are decorated by a pair of velvet blue throw pillows. A deeper royal blue armchair and 3D geometric mirror continue the accent color. A shag rug brings a soft texture against the hardwood flooring and black dresser.
“The trick to tackling a huge room like this is to divide it up into zones and that's just what this design trio does so well,” says designer Candice Olson. “There is an area to take in the view; a sprawling wall shelf that doubles as both display and seating; (great for those big LA parties); and a main conversation grouping that floats in front of the fireplace. I think the wall art is the strongest element in this space. Large tree-motif panels suit the grand scale of the space, as does the ingenious bubble-wrap wall hanging backed with a very current fretwork graphic — someone’s going to Design Heaven for that move. And can we talk about the pink ducks?! The 3-D element of these wooden sculptures animates the massive fireplace wall but this team doesn’t stop there. A quart of neon-pink paint has these ducks kicking sand in the feathered faces of their pink flamingo cousins. It’s this touch of the unexpected that prevents a serious room like this from looking too somber and that can make a good design a great one. As strong as the wall art is, I feel the decorative elements placed along the wall shelves and mantel are suffering from a case of "Honey, I shrunk the accessories." Big rooms need big accessories — lamps, candlesticks or pedestals, ceramics and mirrors — all large-scaled to suit. I would have opted for a huge, free-form, wood coffee table. Glass tends to visually disappear and is a better choice to help keep the feeling open and uncluttered in small spaces.”