A washable and stain-resistant faux grass-cloth vinyl wall covering in pool-water blue was used for both the ceiling and walls with pure white trim for contrast, to create an underwater-like feel for this playful lounge with funky, laid-back style.
While the majority of the home is bathed in a cool blue color, the family room brings warmth to the home. To add texture to the space grass cloth covers the wall, making the space a cozy place for the family to relax and enjoy each other's company.
Inspired by the colors of an Asian botanical-print rug, warm tones and varied textures bring cozy harmony to this multi-purpose room. A grass cloth wall covering, woven shades and a suede-covered Arne Jacobsen Egg chair mix with a wool boucle daybed, custom designed for the space.
Combining the best of country living with the casualness of contemporary, the designer used analogous colors to combine the look. Graphic-patterned draperies pop against the dark grass cloth wallpaper while they merge with the cream-colored adjacent wall. The room suggests comfort, simplicity and an invitation to rest.
A white desk and matching tulip chair create a dedicated study area in this teen bedroom. Robin's-egg-blue walls are a vibrant backdrop for the white furniture and desk accessories. A custom-made bulletin board lends a tropical vibe with its bamboo frame and grass-cloth surface.
Throughout the house, the color-scheme incorporates soft blues and off-whites in every room, making the home inviting, while the tropical undertones such as the leaf-shaped sconces, fabric patters and grass cloth wall coverings help to add balance to the warm and cool tones of the space.
Nodding to the Italians’ great use of color, the dining room is enveloped in raspberry grass cloth wallpaper. A large, lamp-shade chandelier hangs over a long wood dining table adorned with a dainty runner and floral centerpiece. Upholstered armchairs are fixed at the ends of the table with wood chairs lining the sides.
Designer Ana Donohue defines this contemporary living room as "Bermuda in the city," as it suggests a subdued glamor with its soft color palette and minimalist approach. The unusual shade of blush in the grass cloth wallpaper sets the tone for the room and allows the club chairs to make a strong, ultra-sophisticated statement. The mirror and the opaque glass chandelier add yet another modern touch.
The most imposing aspect of Brian’s design is probably the golden, hand-crafted cherry blossoms that hang all the way down the staircase to form a 30-foot suspended mobile. In the midst of admiring the mobile, it’s easy to miss the smaller details: Grass cloth wallpaper, hand painted faux paneling and the baby blue custom carpet, which—when looking down from the top floor—“looks like a fan,” Brians explains to HGTV.com.
Of all the rooms in his condo, Chris splurged the most on his living room. While the majority of the budget went to covering the walls with 70 yards of $32-per-yard metallic grass cloth, he saved in other areas. The pendant light was picked up for $199 at CB2, the sofa was purchased from Macy's for $700, and the custom shag carpet was made from backroom remnants from a local carpet showroom.
In the master bedroom, the wall on which the bed rests is covered in a gorgeous, metallic silver grass cloth that conceals the hidden door to the closet. Above the mirrored, four-poster bed, a brass chain link chandelier makes a bold statement, while rich texture was added with black faux fur pillow shams and blanket at the food of the bed. To personalize the space even further, designers had a modern, monogram printed on metallic linen.
Maintaining a mantra of "go big or go home," Antonio Ballatore, former HGTV Design Star contestant and host of HGTV's The Antonio Project, takes ordinary rooms and makes them wow-worthy. Case in point: this Japanese-inspired master bedroom that features a 3D painted wall mural and a three-panel Asian screen design. The peaceful blue wall color and grass-cloth wallpaper with Japanese waves bring a beach theme to the space. The bed has drawers underneath for extra storage.
“I tried to make it feel as daring as the rest of the house, but also like a pretty getaway,” Sonal says. For resort vibes, she chose a wicker headboard from World Market, a basket-y light from Serena & Lily, and grass cloth wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries. “My mom stays here a lot and she always asks, “Are you ever going to get tired of the blue?” Sonal says. “I tell her no! There’s so much to look at in our house, I never get tired of any of it.”
Twenty six floors above the Las Vegas strip, these homeowners were interested in a space that is relaxing and rejuvenating after a long day, so designers incorporated elements of Zen and relaxation to give the couple a spa feel to their master suite. Color rich textiles and multifaceted textures cover every surface in this master retreat. Heavy weight window coverings help to keep out light and noise. The tēte-á-tēte sofa is covered in high style jade iridescent fabric and is accented with silk and velvet throw pillows. A globally sourced custom mural originating from Thailand was made into a headboard, while metallic grass cloth wallpaper accents the space.
Although many homeowners invest the majority of their home design budgets into their kitchens, it's the area of Chris' condo where he spent the least. By working with the brown and black tones of his existing granite countertops, he used color to give the otherwise basic, modern kitchen a personalized look. Glossy-black penny round tiles bought for $8 per square foot were used on all wall surfaces to add architectural interest and sheen. To help the pantry door visually recede, he had it painted the same shade of black as the tiles. Since the adjacent living room is wrapped in a black-brown grass cloth with a metallic backing, he carried the look over to the bar area to tie the two spaces together. All together, Chris' kitchen decor came to $1400.