A whimsical mobile in primary hues adds a splash of color to this serenely neutral nursery. The simple white crib is highlighted by a variety of patterns, from the wallpaper to the pillows and bedding.
An eclectic mix of color and pattern provides plenty of stimulation in this stylish nursery. A stunning patterned ceiling with two pendant lights is the highlight, while a blue striped wall and fun pops of orange liven up the space.
This nursery is full of energy from a backdrop of textures and layered patterns, creating a child-friendly space. The addition of a painted strip to the ceiling gives the baby something stimulating to look at while lying down in the crib
The client wanted a room that reflected their boy's name, "Jonah" without being literal. This nursery is a perfect example of how a room can rock a theme and stay sophisticated, timeless and relevant. This big boy's space will not time out through the use of bold color, dramatic pattern and mature furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. How to Balance a Bold Pattern: Make sure your colors have a weight to it that can hold up to the bold pattern. Designer Karen Wolf used bright mid tones to balance the whales and also showcase them.
2. Why Red?: The black pattern called for a "power pop". The playful and strong red color was able to shine on its own in just right amounts in the room.
3. Sweet and Strong: A great mix for a room to grow. The sweet patterned window treatments are offset by the strong wallpaper.
4. Pattern Mixes: The dense wallpaper was mixed with a small window treatment print and open graphic with white field on the floor.
Geometric patterns in black, gold and gray dominate this nursery for a sophisticated yet playful and trendy look. Soft, plush elements, like the gray velvet rocking chair, white sheepskin rug and white leather stool, create a cozy environment.
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.
Taupe walls, a bright blue glider and lime green accents balance the black in this dark nursery. Bold black-and-white whale-patterned wallpaper creates a bold focal wall, which is broken up by a solid black dresser.
This pink and red nursery is bursting with color, while mix of polka dots and striped adds even more interest. A striped armchair will grow with the child and is a more stylish option to the traditional glider.
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 isn't your run-of-the-mill baby's room donned in pink or blue -- here's a space the parents will love, too! Bathed in grays and other neutral tones, the nursery boasts comfortable elements such as the couch with multiple, cozy throw pillows and lush shag rug. Graphic art posters bring bursts of color into the space.
In this cute window seat, the flannel pattern on the curtain and pillow fabrics playfully accents the green-and-white striped wall. It makes for a restful spot for mom and dad to sit with Baby now, and can easily transition to a cozy reading nook when Baby's older.
Train prints and a railroad crossing sign sit above the crib in this train themed nursery, while a plaid rug provides a place to play on the floor below. Modern green crib bumpers tie in with the bold green stripes on the ceiling.
Light pink walls are capped with a patterned ceiling bringing a touch of green to the room. A striped floor matches the walls and adds deeper shades of pink. Hot pink letters personalize the wall above a beautiful white crib with pink details. The dresser and toy box match the crib for a fully girly design.
A bold ceiling patterned and striped floor grab attention in this powerfully pink nursery. A hot pink chair pulls out the darker pink hues in the floor and matches the name wall art above the crib. A white ottoman is a nice solid detail against the patterned floor and compliments the white furniture. A dainty chandelier lights up the room.