As seen on Good Bones, Karen E Laine and Mina Starsiak add masculine details, such as the ornamental, metal bird cage and traditional accent wall, to create a sophisticated bachelor pad in this renovation.
Philip Jeffries wallpaper sets a neutral backdrop for the metal bird sculpture that hangs above the custom bed in this urban master retreat. A pair of mirrors creates a symmetrical arrangement that hugs the bed, which is situated to take maximum advantage of two walls of windows. Custom draperies add pattern and privacy.
“Cake stands are a fun way to add height and layering,” says interior designer Jade Joyner, co-owner of Metal + Petal in Athens, Ga. She then tied the red in the cake stand to the bottom level with Asian foo dog statues. For texture, use plants and glassware, like these vintage hobnob glasses. Don’t forget the greenery, either, with houseplants and low-maintenance plants, like the bird’s nest fern on the bottom level and a glass cloche terrarium with a succulent.
A slatted wood bed is flanked by metal nightstands and traditional sconces. Exposed wood beams bring a rustic quality to the space, which is grounded by plush carpeting. "Birds on a Wire" art by Corinne Adams adds bright color to the mostly neutral space.
My collection of retro planters which has expanded into a collection of vintage and new glass vases has been corralled onto a dining room hutch along with a display of Audubon bird prints. The vintage metal dog doorstop was one of my favorite finds at Atlanta's Scott Antique Market.
A wrap-around gray stone fireplace creates an impressive focal point for this contemporary living room. Colorful furniture surrounds a glass coffee table, which allows full view of the chic area rug below. Above the fireplace hangs a metal flock of birds sculpture, adding to the contemporary feel of the space.
Blue and white toile wallpaper in a pattern of birds in flight among intricate leaves and flowers projects a touch of Paris in this otherwise simply designed bathroom. Pure Interiors Design added a gold-framed mirror, brushed metal candle sconces and a glass vase of cut roses to further uplift the look.
The colors and textures in this space create an ocean ambiance. The bright blues of the floor tiles play off the white walls and bar, creating the illusion of sand and sea, while the metal doors with shapes of birds and fish stamped into them allow in plenty of light, giving customers the feeling of being at the beach.
Below the door handles to Cevicheria, there are fish stamped into the door, while above the handle, birds are flying. This helps to create the beach ambiance that is carried inside the restaurant. However, the stamps in the metal create intrigue for passersby when they glance in and see an octopus suspended from the ceiling, making the doors more than just a pretty decoration.