A small table at the foot of this bed contains a decorative painted chest and antique bronze lamp with a striped lampshade. A delicate white orchid adds a tranquil touch to the colorful table accessories.
With antique French and English touches, traditional design is a picture of elegance in a room nicknamed “The Classic Corner” by designer Patricia McLean for a Home for the Holidays house in Atlanta. A French gilt mirror is surrounded by antique botanical prints by Abraham Munting and Dutch landscapes with gilt rope frames. The French gilded candlesticks were wired as table lamps to give height to the cream-painted chest.
In the hallway leading to the bedroom, even more art awaits. Much like the map of Paris in the kitchen, large metallic lanterns are mementos from the couple’s wedding. Tanika kept the Moroccan pieces for use in the home, pairing them with a 200-year old, hand-painted Chinese chest. The oversized Scrabble pieces set above, also began as part of the wedding decor, spelling out the couple’s initials. The combination of modern metallics with vintage global wares is a hallmark of Tanika’s style and one of the secrets to her beautiful home.
This sitting area features two neutral upholstered chairs on either side of a wooden chest. Two metallic vases sit atop the chest, while a colorful painting hangs above. A pair of sconces adds a finishing touch.
This blue and white nursery has painted oars and sailboat decor hung on the wall to create a nautical theme. A wood dresser doubles as a changing table, while a chest of drawers offers additional storage.
A whimsical gold and cream wallpaper gives this once-dark foyer a light, airy vibe. The woodwork is painted with Benjamin Moore White Dove and is used throughout. Finishing out the design are a Visual Comfort light fixture, a pair of Mr. Brown mirrors and a Modern History chest.
This home's foyer was once dark and boring but now projects a light, airy vibe. The woodwork is painted with Benjamin Moore White Dove and a whimsical gold and cream wallpaper is used throughout. Finishing out the design are a Visual Comfort light fixture, a pair of Mr. Brown mirrors and a Modern History chest.
A modern bedroom shines with blue accents in the custom blue velvet headboard by Parker Kennedy Living, the pillows on the footboard bench and the gallery wall. Neutral printed curtains drape around the windows while a painting hangs above a metallic miniature chest.
Instead of painting or changing your current kitchen island, consider adding accent furniture to one end. Designer Michelle Mentzer placed a colorful chest at the end of this island, extending the storage and display space and creating fresh visual appeal in the tradtional kitchen.
Bold, inset stripes follow the lines of the ceiling in this fun and functional transitional home office. Walls painted in Sherwin Williams’ Ocean Side give a nod to the home’s coastal setting, as does the colorful artwork. In this cheerful corner, a small chest provides extra storage, and a slim lamp adds accent lighting and ambiance.
The three-drawer chests that act as nightstands and blend neoclassic and midcentury-modern design include antique brass handles, brass caps on the feet and handsome walnut fronts with black painted sides.
Instead of nightstands, a pair of wooden Bombay-style chests with a hand-painted red and white floral pattern add stylish storage on each side of the bed. "They look almost like they were picked up on a trip overseas and brought back," says designer Brian Patrick Flynn.
In Chris' bedroom, a mix of high and low created his designer bed ensemble. A custom bed upholstered in automotive vinyl was the area's biggest purchase; however, deceptively budget-friendly purchases were made for the remainder of the space. The demilune-shaped chests came from ZGallerie for $600 each, and not only do they add an elegant touch, they offer concealed storage. Table lamps atop the chests were found at a flea market and updated with red paint and new metallic drum shades. While Ralph Lauren bedding in a classic paisley print was a splurge, custom pillows made from $6.99 per yard IKEA tartan fabric kept the budget in check. To allow Chris to easily change up the looks of his bedding, the backs of each pillow were covered in a nautical print from Duralee.