An eye-catching piece of folk art hangs above the bed in this eclectic guest bedroom. Painted shiplap walls, a woven wicker bed frame and natural window treatments add a touch of coastal style to the space.
To anchor the 15-foot-by-12-foot sleeping cabin in traditional country style, folk art—used in place of a headboard—draws the eye toward a queen bed outfitted with casual cotton linens. For a collected look, two different tables were used on each side of the bed instead of a matching pair. This is something interior designers do to make a space feel more one-of-a-kind.
Caitlin Murray of Black Lacquer Design used a vintage papier-mache vase in the Mexican folk art style of Gemma Taccogna on a tray. Glass bottles fill out the space without detracting from the vase’s vivid design.
This studio was designed as a workspace to create original artwork but also to showcase the client's art, artifacts and personal collections. While most of the furnishings in the room feel industrial, the lighted "Texas" sign brings a bit of folk art whimsy to the space. The rugged table and mismatched chairs provides a working surface for multiple people and projects, and pieces of modern art interjects color into the white room.
The master bathroom is big on personality, if not on space. The concrete tile floor is meant to evoke the look of a folk art quilt. The vanity and mirror are pretty as a picture in robin's egg blue. And shiplap walls match the paneling used throughout the house.
Graphic shapes and global details made this Southeastern Design Showhouse feel very of-the-moment. These folk art-evocative vases with their charming faces and the modern, graphic console table topped with a moody painting in shades of black give this loggia from Mitchell Hill a very on-trend modern-meets-artisanal feel.
Believe it or not, this is a kitchen in a Civil War-era home! The designer retained original elements of the house -- such as the wood beams and ceilings -- but added contemporary elements such as a plethora of cabinet space and a large, marble-topped kitchen island. A unique, painted folk art spring screen brings splashes of color to the room.
Soft yet strong, this family room combines elements of country living with a modern twist. The focal point of the room is the large folk art painting of Native American women that ties in with the dark woodwork of the room and its brick fireplace surround. Otherwise, the room features comfortable, cozy furniture with a more delicate color palette of green, blue and beige.
If you’re unsure what type of art is the best fit for your living room, try mixed-media pieces. Mixed-media art combines various genres, such as folk, abstract, photography and sculpture, to create something truly unique. Here, a piece by Courtney J. Garrett combines photography, paint and texture work to create a rustic vibe that’s also moody.
The folks at The Great Vermont Maze put gorillas in their corn field for their 2015 celebration of “15 years of cornfusion.” If you have ever experienced one of their intricate maze designs, then you’ll know what that means.
Corn mazes are especially popular with problem solvers and those who enjoy brain teasers but not everyone enjoys getting lost in a corn field so think twice before you enter one. You might not come out for hours. The folks at the Great Vermont Maze devised this especially tricky, dinosaur-themed corn maze for their 2014 event.
“The flat was lackluster and definitely needed a facelift,” Chris remembers about his first visit to the space. “It was being shared by 3 folks – each with a bedroom. It had been split off from a neighboring flat many years ago and had not been renovated since then.” Recognizing the potential, however, Chris was quick to take the place and get to work building his vision, starting with the living room. Describing his style as “Bohemian Chic,” the living room is a full display of Chris’ love of eclectic influences. Mid-century seating is surrounded by various types of iconography, sculpture, art and books on fashion and style.