"Don't be afraid to mix the metals" says designer Michel Boyd who uses gold and silver together in his space. Metallics, says Boyd, work for him like a pop of color. "That reflective surface is the pop of color," says Boyd.
In the master bedroom, Naomi’s skill at blending patterns is once again on full display. The bed pillows, headboard and sheets all boast unique yet related patterns. A mud cloth bolster and embroidered suzani pillow add texture to the bed. And a custom headboard has been upholstered in a deep gray fabric. The neutral heavy color palette weaves the various pieces together.
Bringing together an unlikely pair of textures, like this deep grain tile and brown bubbles, keeps the eye from being overwhelmed by one pattern. The vertical strip of tile creates a focal point for this contemporary vanity. Design by Lena Kroupnik Interiors
Steele now considers the black sofa a mistake considering her tabby cat's shedding. But it's hard to argue with the stylish mix of jewel tones, black walls (and couch), animal prints (a favorite Steele design motif) and black and white printed curtains. The gold flag artwork is by Natalie Baxter.
When setting a table for spring, pay as much attention to texture as you do color and shape. For the perfect mix of coarse and smooth, a white linen runner was added with a nubby seagrass charger above and smooth bamboo flatware to the side.
Charleston Artist Collective owner Allison Williamson helms both online and brick and mortar galleries dedicated to emerging artists, so her home is filled with art. She recommends not feeling married to artworks in a particular location as a design strategy. "Don't be afraid to move art around," recommends Allison of vignettes like this collection of colorful works in her living room. "I constantly rotate things, giving it a fresh new look."