The classic 1920s style bungalow still has many iconic architectural features even if some, like the fireplace, are no longer operational. The single shelf above is perfect for displaying a few of Nikia’s favorite works of art including an affirmation in simple words and a painting that bears a striking resemblance to a member of the family. Nearby, a banana leaf palm throws in a spot of natural color and a subtle homage to classic L.A. style.
The guest bedroom was designed with the Caribbean in mind. A banana leaf blanket and shams add a tropical feel to the space. Floating shelves were installed with books focused on local travel and restaurants for guests. Above the bed, a series of images from artist, Clare Elsaesser, adds more colorful notes to the room.
The homeowners wanted a relaxing place to return after a hard day's work, so the designers created a space that incorporated elements of Zen and relaxation-a rarity twenty six fee above the hustle and bustle of the entertainment capital of the world. The cherry finished ladder in the space adds shelving for spa essentials. Those essentials are combined with vintage Asian accessories to give the space an underwater vibe. To compliment that design, a school of 180 ceramic, gold-leafed koi fish were installed as a one-of-a-kind, three dimensional art piece.
A plant-patterned wallpaper accent wall works as a backdrop for the cushioned, dark green headboard with matching throw pillows in this tropical bedroom. The gold tea set, leaf-patterned lamp, and small wall art contribute to the serene design of the room.
This traditional table holds various decorations to add color and art to the neutral walls and brown leather sofa. A blue bird figurine, blue goblet and blue coffee table books are complemented by forsythia branches and gold leaf picture frames.
Luxury wallpaper depicting the Italian countryside is a tranquil backdrop for this room by Michael Herold Design for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House 2018. Antiques and gold leaf lighting combine with modern art and metallic details, such as the brass railing and dresser handles. The various patterns and visual designs are inspired by Herold’s recent trip to Europe.
This seating area utilizes a wide range of patterns and textures – from the free-form shapes on the walls to the scalloped golden fabric on the pillows. The piece of art above the seating area was created with a technique called verre eglomise, which entails gilding the back side of glass with gold or metal leaf.
Pair colorful houseplants with boldly painted walls to create a home décor masterpiece. This living work of art offers a changing tableau as the plant grows and blooms. Rhizomatous begonias like ‘Autumn Ember’ offer a great option for colorful leaves on an easy-growing houseplant. Other good choices for strong leaf color include hemigraphis, calathea and croton.
Color explodes on the leaves of Kong Salmon Pink coleus. Bright lime green leaves unfurl to reveal bubble gum pink splotches and burgundy etched veins. Each leaf is a work of art. This coleus struts its stuff best in full shade but also sparkles in part sun. Large leaves make Kong Salmon Pink a strong choice for landscape designs or large containers. Plants grow 18 to 20 inches tall and 15 to 18 inches wide.
A new rug took up $110 of the $500 budget. Designer Heather Hogan Roberts found this fleece rug with a geometric pattern on sale and saved more with a 10 percent off coupon. She bought two ikat window panels and got one for 40 percent off. Those savings allowed her to buy discounted fabric for custom pillows and the elephant end table, which cost $40 at a thrift shop. The fiddle-leaf fig adds natural beauty to a corner with no need for wall art.