Stepping into this eclectic living room reveals walls of polka dot wallpaper. Pops of red in the dining chairs and canvases complement the bold aesthetic, ensuring that this space is full of visual interest.
In this eclectic bedroom, a padded sage green headboard compliments the green and white striped bed linens. A variety of decorative pillows help tie in the bright orange comforter, while multicolored polka dot wallpaper finishes off the funky modern look of the space.
Wanting to visually separate the client's dining room and master bedroom, Human used bold prints to create two distinct spaces. Thus, black polka dots give way to indigo scallops. A red popcorn machine in the corner of the room offers a touch of whimsy.
This light and bright teen girl's bedroom features a gray upholstered bed positioned in front of fun, aqua polka dot wallpaper. Glass aqua lamps are positioned atop white nightstands, while multicolored bed linens, pillows and artwork finish the look of the space.
A memo board wrapped in fabric that complements the colors and pattern of the St. Frank's Indigo Dots wallpaper offers a perfect spot for displaying mementos, postcards and favorite snapshots in the woman's home office at the 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Designer Kari McIntosh selected St. Frank's Indigo Dots wallpaper and a sunburst mirror to create a rich design setting symbolizing the relationship between the heavens and Earth.
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.
Custom polka dot draperies and white island raffia wallpaper set the tone for this comfortable living room. A linen couch and custom throw pillows in various patterns complement the upholstered light blue armchairs, tying together the room's color palette. A natural oak coffee table has clear acrylic legs, giving the illusion of a floating table, adding a contemporary touch to this traditional space.
Down the hall, three large portraits of Disney princesses give the walls an unexpected dose of color. When set against the polka dot wallpaper, these colorful canvases transform the space into a working art gallery.
Inspired by his client's custom pop art collection, designer Joe Human packed this modern apartment with bold prints and patterns. In the living room, polka dot wallpaper enlivens the space without competing with the vibrant artwork.
To encourage flow from one room to the next, designer Joe Human layered this modern kitchen and hallway with polka dot wallpaper and custom pieces. Three copper barstools, geometric lights and a marble island add a luxe touch to the design.
The bold polka dot wallpaper and custom pop art continue into the adjacent kitchen and dining area. Here, dark wood cabinets provide a rich contrast to the white walls, while recessed and pendant lights ensure that the room is well-lit for meal prep.
A home office with an industrial style desk is anchored by an animal hide rug. An over-sized bulletin board with cork tiles is bordered with personal photographs. Multiple low-hanging ceiling lights and a large window provides ample lighting. The polka dot wallpaper and unique accessories make it the perfect space for creative inspiration.
This midcentury-modern dining room features blue and white geometric wallpaper paired with colonial maple-stained hardwood floors. A soft, yellow armchair sits in front of the wall, while a polka dot pillow adds a lively finishing touch.