Four smaller tables form a large cocktail table in this stylish beach house living room. The chocolate-and-white woven damask fabric contrasts with the upscale wicker club chairs. Orange-striped draperies hung on bamboo poles give the room a splash of color, as do the canvas throw pillows and hand-blown glass table lamps.
You can use any items from around the house to create a tablescape. Simply choose things with texture such as a canvas drop cloth for use as a table cloth. Cover vessels with wrapping paper or maps for a pop of color and pattern, and create a centerpiece with a grouping of random objects with interesting shapes.
Go big and stay home: That’s basically Sonal Patel-Cochran’s motto. “I’ve always gravitated toward more of everything in a house—more color, more pattern, more texture,” she says. “It makes doing simple things like hanging out on the couch feel kind of adventurous.” So when she and her husband, Russell Cochran, bought their five-bedroom house in Atlanta, GA—a major upgrade from their two-bedroom condo—Sonal was raring to deck it out with statement decor inspired by her passion for travel. For starters, she had all the trim painted dark and medium grays. “Since lighting also sets the tone of a room, we put in big, eye-catching kinds,” she says. The couple turned to designer Lisa Gabrielson for a hand with the furnishings, requesting unexpected shapes, not-shy patterns, and funky textures with global flair. It’s a mix that manages to feel both worldly and cozy. Says Sonal, “People walk into our house and go, whoa. That’s how I like it!”
Texture and pattern is an integral part of the house's design. In the welcoming dining room, exposed brick, a custom hexagonal wall mural and modern art is on full view. Eames chairs surround the sleek wood table and a geometric light fixture illuminates the space.
If your house is one plant shy of a jungle, then this pattern is for you. Spend your time between waterings to craft this pack of plant babies — no green thumb required. Design by (not so) Modern Millie.
This kid's bedroom, from HGTV Green Home 2102, features twin beds dressed in green and white organic cotton linens. A layering of textures and fabric patterns, like the zigzag headboards, suits both children and discriminating house guests. A cozy loft is situated above the beds; a wooden ladder provides a treehouse-like entrance, while a clever bucket and pulley system keeps the space stocked with treats and supplies.
This contemporary laundry room features a fun pendant light and teal ceiling, perfectly complimenting the patterned floor tiles and gray window trim. The large appliances are housed in custom shelves with lots of storage above.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Kari Camelio and Rebecca Donohue completely renovated the kitchen in their Reseda, California home to create a light and airy flow from the kitchen to the breakfast bar.
Bold colors and peppy floral patterns add warmth to a cozy sitting area. The room opens to an airy kitchen with ample seating and open shelving that keeps needed items within arm's reach. The whole house is designed to match the vibrant personalities of the young family that calls it home.
A blue and white sitting area provides the perfect space for the house's family of six to hang out or entertain guests. A custom-built armoire provides stylish storage for the TV in this living room. Mirrors were inset on the armoire to visually expand the room.
A pair of lamps and matching mirrored nightstands flank a comfortable bed with a pretty headboard upholstered in a paisley print. A curved alcove houses a dresser and round mirror. Patterned chairs and a bench at the foot of the bed provide plenty of stylish seating in the space.
Designers chose a neutral color palette throughout the house that will reflect the abundance of natural light, connecting all the spaces in the home and giving them an airy, expansive feel. Then, designers added personality in each room with the colors, patterns and textures chosen for that space. In the living room, warm accents such as the coffee table, with it's metal base and marble tabletop, exciting patterns and global textures make this space fresh and inviting.