Coleus is an old-fashioned favorite for shady locations, and modern varieties deliver even more. This trio of ColorBlaze coleus boasts beautiful leaves on plants that don’t set flowers easily, which means no more endless deadheading. Mix and match coleus varieties for containers or planting beds by choosing complementary and contrasting leaf colors and patterns. Make sure the coleus you choose is not a full-sun variety if you’re growing it in the shade. Pinch out growing tips when plants are young to increase branching.
This home is a visual feast. Strong patterns and saturated colors are showcased throughout. The living room is grounded by a cream and red rug that brings an instant dose of color. For more pops, David and Rumaan have topped it with a bright yellow coffee table. An eclectic mix that is also vibrant and fun. Bringing the various shades together, a gallery wall above the television includes several pieces painted by David’s grandfather.
An easy way for maximalists to incorporate spring into their space is to add more art and photography to their walls to add color. Create a gallery space with different frames and mix it up. Layering is also a great way to bring in color. Layer your dining table with a tablecloth, placemats, fabulous embroidered linens and fresh flowers. Also, lamp shades are often forgotten as a fun way to add another pattern or trimming.
A mix of high end stripes and patterns were used to create a layered pillow plan, and bedding from Overstock.com rounded out the bed's look. A vintage star found the day before install proved to be the perfect accent on the wall! Traditional wall lights added texture and functionality to the space.
Using the clients' existing bed, Jenn Feldman Designs created a nursery that could also function as a guest room when family came to visit, also allowing the youngest brother of three boys to seamlessly grow into his room.
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!”