With so much amazing design going on in this living room, it’s easy to miss some of the smaller details that make it work. Tamara does an excellent job of creating layers in this living room. Every instance of a pattern or color is echoed or repeated somewhere else in the room so that nothing feels out of place. Just in this vignette, the leopard print of the pillow is repeated in the stool, while the yellow of the throw blanket is repeated in several of the art pieces on the wall. This maximalist approach works best when every element in the room reinforces several others.
Why settle for one amazing living room when you can have two? Taking full advantage of his home’s layout, Rayman created this second living area to showcase his love of color. Here he takes the tightly condensed color and pattern of the living area at the front of the space and stretches it out across the rug, pillows and art of this larger room. At the center of it all is a stunning bookcase, a tribute to the designer’s favorite color. Drawing on his expertise and connections, he had the unit custom built in small sections so that they could be assembled quickly once in place.
Add a monogram for a classic touch. A monogrammed antique linen sheet, paired with a contemporary coverlet and new pillows, creates a cozy place reminiscent of a luxury B&B. The detail on the Jenny Lind Spool bed, which can be found in antiques stores or on eBay, combines with the scalloped edge of the sheets for a complete look.
As seen on Buying and Selling with Drew and Jonathan Scott, the brothers designed a master bedroom oasis for Santino and Andrea with lush bed linens and pillows. Those features are accented by black wood end tables and bright, reflective lamps on either side of the bed to bring more light to the space. The focal point of the space is an accent wall that is covered with wallpaper. The tree photograph above the bed helps to bring a little nature into the space.
When you're installing Christmas decor, add elements that range in height; this will keep the room balanced. This family room's range in heights starts with a pair of wreaths flanking the fireplace, then moves down to the mantel decor and a few red accessories added to the built-ins and coffee table. Throw pillows, a vintage tricycle and floor cushions complete the look.
The bedroom is all about the mix. The mix of fresh patterns and colorful textiles create a cozy, comfortable and beautiful place to sit back and relax. A headboard was installed using left-over yardage from a project. The close-knit chevron pattern creates an unexpected headboard for the bed. The black and white pattern is a complement to the black and white knit pillow that Kelley likes to cozy up on. At the foot of the bed, Kelley Carter has incorporated a textile from her travels: fabric from the Philippines that adds a vibrant display to the bed. The patterned textile is filled with meaning, a reflection of Kelley’s own Filipino heritage.
This platform bed with soft, inviting linens and pillows is accented by the mural that was made into a headboard. This mural, imported from Thailand, was globally sourced and brings in the Asian spa feeling the couple desired. The end tables on either side of the bed are modern and bring in the dark wood often incorporated in the Asian style, while the lamps on the end tables help give the room light and make the space feel larger. The wallpaper is grasscloth wallpaper, which gives this accent wall a nice, rich texture, All of these elements working together make this space the everyday getaway the couple was hoping for.
A contemporary blue, white and gold study is adorned with blue chaises from Bjork Studio and custom blue and gold pillows with fabric from Holland & Sherry. The round Halcyon chandelier by Kelly Wearstler dazzles with its mix of quartz and brass while a serpentine mirror by Rose Tarlow ensnares a fireplace. The study by J. Wheeler Designs was part of the 2017 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse.
A black and white kitchen opens to contemporary sitting and breakfast areas that incorporate colorful accents and varying textures. White waterfall marble counters cover the island’s black cabinetry, as glass pendants hang above. In the sitting area, velvet chairs in a deep cobalt color, accented by pillows with bold geometric prints, sit in front of a trio of large windows. A smooth lucite coffee table is topped with shaggy, sheep’s wool, and is anchored by a neutral rug. Mirrored panels in the nook reflect the room’s natural light, and the white table and mid-century dining chairs add subtle modern touches to the classic space.
"I love gray — I think I always will," says interior designer Lexi Westergard. "However, I am definitely using it differently than I have in the past. I still love it for bathroom cabinet colors, pillows, rugs and accents. I am loving more of a greige or white for wall colors. I think this year we will see white as the dominant, go-to neutral color for walls."
If bright white walls are a bit out of your comfort zone, try a warm gray tone that’s light enough to almost look white, like Lexi did in this living room. She chose Benjamin Moore’s Classic Gray, one of her favorite paint colors.
In this bedroom, Mina Starsiak and Karen E. Laine created a fun bedroom with a Moroccan vibe. The neutral color on the walls reflects the natural light that streams in through open windows, but bright colors liven up the space. Funky throws and patterned pillows adorn the bed, while a modern, green chair rests in a corner of the space. A multi-color ottoman sits proudly in the middle of the room, while an orange lamp sits atop a golden end table. To complete the space, artwork adorns the walls, pulling the unique details of this space together.
The homeowner of this French Country Home wanted to re-charge her space and bring in vibrant colors, girly patterns and bold statements. The traditional furniture of this living room was replaced with bright colored pieces, such as this couch with tons of colors and a bold design. Complimentary pillows were added to accent the furniture and give the space an even more stylish and elegant look.
This wallpaper was a game/room changer! A boring space was transformed with great texture when that went up. The rustic table and the tray and indigo African textiles we framed, give it a relaxed feel but the damask curtains make us a little Southern. African textiles and mud cloth from the flea market made great art and we made pillows in the leather chairs in the living room out of it too! These custom, casual and bohemian touches made all the difference!
Twenty six floors above the Las Vegas strip, these homeowners were interested in a space that is relaxing and rejuvenating after a long day, so designers incorporated elements of Zen and relaxation to give the couple a spa feel to their master suite. Color rich textiles and multifaceted textures cover every surface in this master retreat. Heavy weight window coverings help to keep out light and noise. The tēte-á-tēte sofa is covered in high style jade iridescent fabric and is accented with silk and velvet throw pillows. A globally sourced custom mural originating from Thailand was made into a headboard, while metallic grass cloth wallpaper accents the space.
If you have a table with a patterned top, use it as the inspiration for the rest of the decor. The mini print of this stone tabletop was so dominant that it dictated the design choices, says Monica Stewart, owner of The Misfit House in Athens, Ga. From her free tabletop redo, she grabbed a matching set of vases and pillows from inside the home, and topped it off with a ceramic candle from another spot on the porch and greenery from the yard.
Pastel details contrast with the wood elements in this master bedroom remodel. The printed, yellow wallpaper creates an accent wall in this cottage-style bedroom, acting as a cheerful backdrop for the pink and gray aspects of the room. Crisp, neutral bedding along with the clean lines of the neutral headboard anchor the bedroom's largest furniture piece and mirrors the neutral fireplace. A splash of bold color is added to the decor with the use of pink throw pillows, a nightstand and printed ottoman. A wooden table and mantel act as a base for decorative pieces and soft, pastels colors in the chair and nightstand lamp elaborate on the room's pastel ambiance. A distinct, natural lighting fixture adds a rustic element to the room.
Wall art comes in all shapes and sizes, especially if it's a DIY project. This black-and-white piece is inspired by the pattern of an Ikea pillow and uses plywood and paint, by Allison Fannin of Two Thirty-Five Designs. Another affordable idea for a holiday mantel is to place extra ornaments in a glass jar. She also repainted the chair (an estate sale find) in front of the fireplace gold and recovered the cushion.
“I love mixing authentic midcentury pieces with reproductions to make a space feel fresh and not too much like a time capsule,” says designer Aletha VanderMaas. “The bold, blue sectional sofa and matching ottoman complement the orange brick wall, which is an original feature in this midcentury modern home. The vintage end tables that flank the sofa give the room a retro vibe—and were both Craigslist finds for less than $50 each. The assortment of graphic pillows makes the space feel more modern and not stuck in the 1960s. And the reproduction Sputnik light fixture is from Practical Props in Los Angeles, and is certainly the focal piece of the entire living room.”