In addition to pattern, texture is equally important. Whether it’s from a shaggy rug, fringed out blanket or sumptuous throw pillow. Also, adding one small touch that’s really personal or even playful helps to give a room warmth and personality.
The stairs to the loft’s second bedroom were painted in a durable porch paint, then a tightly woven carpet was tacked down to minimize scuffs (and noise!). The pretty blue weave is tough enough to withstand daily use but will be very easy to change out down the road, should the homeowner want to change up the look.
If your home office needs a fresh new look, it’s time to break out the spray paint. It’s easier than ever to paint a variety of surfaces thanks to new paint formulas. The biggest challenge will be choosing a color from dozens of on-trend hues. You can even paint fabrics with the right product!
The master bedroom felt more modern and spacious with a white minimalist canopy bed as the focus of the room. A few warm pieces like the vintage chest of drawers and burled lamps round out the look. The large, colorful rug is like a piece of art for the floor.
Often times, getting that chic, edited look you see online and in magazines isn’t as hard as you think. Just don’t overthink small opportunities. For example, this little niche in the corner of the apartment wasn’t built out into an elaborate cubby system to create extra storage, the homeowner simply added ONE bar and three hooks painted out to match the wall color. An elegant solution, now the coats and accessories feel like part of the décor. Their beauty and texture really pop in such a pared down environment.
The Norwegian lifestyle is laid back and low-maintenance, preferring a more natural approach. There’s no need for stain when the sealed wood weathers to a lovely silver-gray patina over time. And cottage guests love stepping out onto their own private deck in the mornings with coffee.
When a space is primarily white and clutter-free, simple everyday objects like a well-made chair or your favorite puffer jackets can become a colorful focal point. Less is more when it comes to Scandi-style so choose what’s out on display carefully and you’ll love the final result.
Rich woods and a deco-inspired light fixture add glamour and sophistication to this home office. Each piece is from a different period and place, yet the overall look is unified thanks to similar wood tones. The homeowners opted to keep the mirrored closet doors, as they helped the room feel larger and brighter.
To ensure the white-washed interior of their kitchen didn’t feel overly sterile the homeowners chose wooden countertops. It not only brings in a natural element, but the golden tones of the wood help warm up the space.
You won’t see elaborate bedding sets here with dozens of coordinating accent pillows in a gazillion patterns. Here the emphasis is on simple pleasures and having nice things that last for many years to come. Think high-quality, warm bedding and soft, finely crafted linens you can pass down to your kid’s kids.
A master of mixing vintage treasures with modern decor, David made his house a home, one piece at a time. He cleverly laid two desktops across antique sawhorses to create a massive dining room table that can comfortably accommodate more than a dozen guests. A midcentury pendant hovers above a collection of flea market finds pulling the eye toward the room’s gorgeous built-ins and coffered ceiling.
Thanks to the abundance of natural light, rich saturated colors feel right at home in this guest bedroom. The graphic artwork over the bed served as color inspo for the space. And energizing combination of blues and greens help make the room welcoming to both kids and adults. The crisp white pieces flanking the bed help draw the eye up to the glossy white ceiling.
There’s something very serene about an uncluttered bedroom. The Nordic design ethos puts a lot of significance on the beauty of an un-fussy space. This quaint bedroom with twin beds is a perfect example with its thick, inviting blankets and accessories you can count on one hand. It’s just enough to feel “lived in” but spare enough to keep your mind quiet and primed for a great night’s sleep.
The homeowner/designer took a "less is more" approach to the kitchen redesign, opting for Scandinavian inspired simplicity. Gleaming white floors and cabinetry punctuated by black countertops and light fixtures let the large steel windows showcase the lush landscape beyond. The original ceiling was low and made the galley kitchen feel claustrophobic. Removing the drywall to reveal the sloped roof line injected some modernist magic back into the space.
Sticking to only one time period can be a little dangerous when it comes to buying second-hand furniture. You may end up with a space that looks dated rather than curated. To pull together an eclectic look be willing to mix in your flea market finds with pieces that are new (or new-ish). This 70’s dining room table feels retro cool paired with crisp white resin chairs and super-saturated turquoise rug.
If a great-looking gallery wall gives you goosebumps, the fastest (and cheapest) way to collect art for one is to scour your local flea markets and art fairs. This nostalgic Fisher Price inspired piece by Denver-based artist Jonathan Fenske was the starting point for this gallery wall and sets a playful tone for the space.