Mosaics on the historic grounds of Villa D'Este, Italy's most storied retreat, are among the country's most photographed landmarks. This particular wall is the Mosaic of Nymphaeum Villa D'Este which is an example of Renaissance architecture. Emphasizing pattern and scale, Renaissance style draws influence from Roman architecture.
This elegant foyer features white marble tile floors in a herringbone pattern and a simple bench under an abstract wall painting. The white walls allow the wide crown molding and arched doorways to take center stage.
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.
Giraffe art hangs over this nursery's gray patterned glider rocking chair, which also has a matching ottoman as well as a furry pink throw pillow. The walls are covered in a white wallpaper with silver flecks.
As seen on HGTV's Flipping the Block, husband and wife team John and Whitney Spinks created a midcentury modern retreat in their master bedroom in Glendale, Calif. They chose a bright white paint and then stenciled a herringbone pattern in graduated shades of aquamarine on two walls. Yellow chevron curtains provide contrast and additional pattern.
A gallery wall of transportation prints makes a colorful, fun backdrop to the sleek gray crib in this boy's nursery. Visual texture and tactile appeal is brought in through a mix of patterns from the graphic curtains to the blue-and-white gingham rocking chair and faux fur area rug.
A colorful canvas draws the eye in this transitional bedroom design. A pink armchair with soft white pattern compliments the mauve bed cover and tufted upholstered headboard. A blue bed skirt, patterned bench and tufted ottoman add a complimentary tone to the color scheme. A feminine white chandelier hangs above the bed.
This contemporary dining room uses abstract wall art as its main visual focus. The low-key gray walls and black dining table and chairs ensure that focus remains on the art, while a square-patterned area rug ties the room together.
Globes, uniquely displayed on the wall, are a funky touch in this eclectic game room. A traditional floor lamp combined with more modern patterns create an individual style characteristic of eclectic design.
Like a gorgeous men's suit, this sophisticated living room features elegant, tailored lines and impeccable details. Simple gray walls call attention to the room's beautiful crown molding and patterned ceiling.
This unique space -- an entomology studio -- was designed as a workspace to create original works of art, and also to showcase personal collections. By keeping the walls white and the furniture simple, the homeowner can display multiple items without the space ever looking cluttered.
Designer Meg Caswell recycles a wood pallet as a unique photo display hanging over the tan sofa. The light blue walls and matching patterned pillows, along with the unique coffee table create a contemporary meets traditional style.