A trio of patterns and colors in the bedding and pillows work seamlessly together in the master bedroom. Simple brown and white nightstands, each with a black lamp, books and succulent, flank the canopy bed.
Not the nursery we grew up with, Pattern Play is a result of the client’s love of graphic patterns and color. This long room lacked architectural features. What seemed like a negative became the perfect playground for the offbeat mix of patterns, texture and color. By turning the room upside down (stripes on ceiling), designer Karen Wolf created a focal point, leading to the giant window showcasing the star of the room -Dwell Studios “Brushed Dot” fabric with peacock and yellow polka dots. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. Create a focal point in the room.
2. Pop your accent color at least three times around the room. Note the mustard yellow.
3. Ground your space with neutrals to provide a place for the eye to rest. (Crème shag and gray Jim Thompson textured wallpaper).
4. Use black, white or gray. There is always a place for these classic colors. Ferm Living Half Moon Wallpaper.
5. Change up scale of patterns. Medium sized wallpaper print, large stripes and small bedding prints.
6. Mix up the patterns: Circles, Stripes, Brushstrokes, Chevron, Ditsy, Solid and Abstract.
7. Throw in an unexpected color – Red art.
8. Play with sheen and lustre, high to low.
9. Have fun and let yourself go. Design is a layering process and sometimes you need to delayer, start over and layer again. Mistakes happen and that is OK.
This bathroom is drenched in soothing shades of cream, white and brown, interrupted by a red vanity that adds a shot of bold color to the space. A footstool with actual feet next to the tub adds even more character.
Bold colors and peppy floral patterns add warmth to a cozy sitting area. The room opens to an airy kitchen with ample seating and open shelving that keeps needed items within arm's reach. The whole house is designed to match the vibrant personalities of the young family that calls it home.
Replace boring pantry doors with an attractive curtain instead. It’s an easy and inexpensive way to add style and minimize clutter. If your kitchen already has a lot of patterns, then opt for a calm, neutral fabric. But if your space is minimally decorated, choose something with a little more color and flair, like this pantry curtain installed by Clay Snider Interiors for Dwell with Dignity to create soothing homes for families struggling with homelessness and poverty.
A corner suite designed by BAMO at The New York Palace Hotel features a comfortable sectional sofa with nailhead detail. The Greek key pattern of the sofa trim is echoed in the design of the rug, while the warm chevron pattern and rust-colored accents provide additional dimensions of color.
With paint restrictions in the rental agreement, a peacock blue accent wall and bold ikat bedspread play up the color in this apartment bedroom. A contemporary ceiling fan and sheer printed curtains add further character where they can in the small space.
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.
The vision for this room was to have space where you could drink your morning coffee...have a cocktail...have quiet time...or even work with your team. The inspiration was the wallpaper with it's floral and striped pattern. The stripes were carried down to the floor and grounded everything with a few solid colors.
You can use any items from around the house to create a tablescape. Simply choose things with texture such as a canvas drop cloth for use as a table cloth. Cover vessels with wrapping paper or maps for a pop of color and pattern, and create a centerpiece with a grouping of random objects with interesting shapes.
Use removable adhesive photo strips rated for 5 to 15 pound items to ensure the artwork will stay put on a gallery wall without using nails. Be sure to allow the strips to cure according to package directions before hanging artwork. The mix of pattern and color in the displayed art adds vibrancy perfectly suited to a lively dorm room design. Mixing framed pieces with unframed pieces adds shape and dimension.
To get a true '70s glam look, fill the table with bright colors and bold patterns and prints. Styled Creative paired an eye-catching pink and purple serving tray with fresh flowers for a standout feminine look. Incorporate gold accents for an extra touch of glam.
Bold patterns and vivid colors bring life and personality to this charming front porch. A white swing is adorned with pillows for ultimate comfort, and yellow ottomans serve multiple functions as foot rests, coffee tables or extra seating.