Designer Tiffany Brooks created a focal point wall behind the bed by using charcoal-colored peel and stick reclaimed American Red Oak wood panels with a charred feel and matte look. The surrounding three walls and the ceiling of the bedroom were painted a very light blue-gray color for contrast.
New meets old in this transitional kitchen design, beginning with the beautiful green patterned wallpaper offering a burst of color on a focal wall. The center island paired with the farmhouse table and leaded-glass window creates a sophisticated look.
Soft lighting doesn't hide the bold elements in this living room design. Behind the eclectic seating area, a vibrant accent wall is punctuated by empty gold frames –– a modern take on the traditional gallery wall.
On season four of HGTV Design Star, contestant Torie designs an artist loft for 8-year-old Carina, whose favorite colors are green, red and blue. Her big wow factor is a focal wall with her name illuminated over an assortment of fabrics.
The stage space in the HGTV Smart Home 2014 in Nashville, Tenn. is all about getting together with friends and having a good time. A local chalk artist created the lively chalkboard focal wall, pulling from colors and design details found throughout the room.
A beige headboard with gold and gray bedding sits against a soft purple focal wall giving the room a subtle dose of color. A patterned screen mimics the soft metallic pattern in the draperies, which still allow a beautiful view of the city skyline.
The most impactful design elements in this tween bedroom are the graphic, modern bull's-eyes painted on the focal wall. Hand-painted by family friend and painter Lou Kregel, each bull's-eye has five accent colors. From the outside in, the C2 Paints are: "Chamomile" C2-153, "Larkspur" C2-313, "Solo" C2-128, "Calypso" C2-089 and "Hydrangea" C2-315.
Clean modern forms are the defining element in this room, with a sleek sectional and Milo Baughman-inspired chairs combined with minimalist white cabinetry. The brightly colored Ikat-patterned rug was the inspiration for the palette which includes pink, yellow and blue. The focal fireplace wall has a gray-and-white faux finish and a large round nickel-framed mirror over the mantel.
Wallpaper is used sparingly and to maximum effect, highlighting the fireplace and creating a focal point in this contemporary, urban living room. White walls bring a gallery-like feel that shows off the modern art, while a curvaceous leather chaise invites relaxation and conversation.
A painting by artist Math Bass creates a focal point above a mirrored console on this west-facing wall. The nearby dining table by actor-turned-interior designer Billy Haines is topped by Alex Israel’s “Risky Business," a cut glass replica of the famed egg from the 1983 film of the same name. The homeowner's art collection is showcased throughout the renovated penthouse.
The rich hardwood floors, baseboards and window trim of this home lend warmth to the bedroom's bright transitional design. Playful pops of plum play perfectly off the bright green wall and accessories. The upholstered headboard bridges the gap between the contemporary- and Craftsman-style touches throughout the room by being both cozy and sophisticated.