This spacious transitional kitchen mixes traditional white cabinetry and a maple-top island with modern stainless steel appliances and fixtures. The result is a crisp, clean kitchen with simple yet stylish appeal. Design by Thomas A. Conway
"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.
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.
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.
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.
My textile collection, Studio NYC, evokes a naturally-inspired yet urban vibe that allows me to mix and match patterns like Current and Riverbed, shown here on the napkins and seat cushions that are as at home in the country as they are in this home in the city.
As a shop purveyor, Camille has an eye for detail. No space is complete without floral arrangements which she designs herself in the shop. A mix of pink and blue florals sits atop a silver vintage tray. The tray features a vignette of sweet pieces that can be found in Planning Pretty shop, from appetizer plates to a pale pink Laurel Glass candle.
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."
Creating these charming combos of geodes and succulents doesn't have to break the bank. Small succulents are expensive and bits of crystal, geodes and agate are easy to find. You can use inexpensive containers you already have on hand or that you find at big box stores. Here. hawthoria is combined with a variety of materials: black and white aquarium pebbles, preserved billy button, slices of blue agate, porcupine quills and tall black dried salt cedar (available in the floral department), amethyst and pink quartz. “Options are many here,” says Anne Gunnels of Nashville's Honey + Gunn Succulents. “Try amazonite, rough pink rose quartz crystal, and even desert rose stones for interest. Get height from willow, quills, and even peacock feather.”