This teen girl's room made small changes for a big impact. By using the day bed for sleeping and sitting, it's an easy place to have friends over. Adding a yellow chevron rug, woven pink pouf ottomans, and feminine feather lamp ties all of her bedding together while adding texture to the room.
Textures, prints and styles combine in this glamorous living room. A midcentury modern sunburst mirror adds a burst of glitz, while zebra-print pouf ottomans sit atop a natural woven rug. Upholstered armchairs steal the show with magenta on the front and a cream print on the back.
This light and bright living room features an eclectic mix of traditional furniture, a yellow and gray floral area rug, and fun faux fur pouf ottomans. A metallic coffee table with a patterned marble top is positioned between a brown leather armchair and neutral sofa, while an art-covered wall provides a finishing touch.
With a more mature color palette throughout the rest of the house, the living room was meant to evoke a sense of imagination and playfulness in the homeowners and their two daughters. This bold, red armchair and a blue pouf add a fun burst of color to the space.
This neutral living room boasts an eclectic vibe, blending traditional furniture with modern touches, like a lively floral area rug and faux fur pouf ottomans. A metallic coffee table is positioned at the center of the light gray sofa and brown leather armchair, while several framed pieces of art create a fun accent wall.
Graphic patterns and bold colors set the tone for this fun, funky and functional teen study. A hanging bubble chair and red shag pouf offer unique seating options. Dark walls make the white millwork and electric-green accents pop, while a mod pendant from IKEA creates cool shadow play on the citron-colored ceiling.
The walls of this chic, gothic-inspired guest bedroom are covered in a rustic metallic wallpaper by Vahallan. Contrasting materials add texture and interest, while a fun fur pouf and quotable chair bring playful touches that keep the mood from feeling dark. Dim lighting sets the tone for a guest room the designer calls "gothic glam."
A floating desk and acrylic chair in this bedroom play into the home's design concept of weightlessness and optical illusion. Topsy-turvy mirrors, an abstract pendant light and a richly textured woven pouf break up the strong lines in the modern space. Small pops of color and bamboo floors add warmth to the otherwise cool, white room.
In this New York bedroom, the designer's goal was to create a space well-suited for a young child but flexible enough to grow with her into her teens. Weitzner wallpaper is a fun yet subtle backdrop for lilac and fuchsia fabrics. Bold pillows atop the Rogers & Goffigon bedding tie in with a chevron-patterned pouf in the room's cozy sitting nook.
This luxurious nursery is filled with rich textures and furnishings, all in a classic white color palette. The one exception is the comfy pink rocking chair with a knitted pouf positioned beside a traditional crib with tufted sides. Soft, white carpeting works with the custom roman shades on the windows, and a large potted houseplant gives the room a pop of natural green color.
The key to the couple’s design aesthetic is layering contemporary, prewar and cultural elements seamlessly. In this entryway where crown molding sets the stage, a Moroccan pouf bought during travels sits together with a basket the two designed with a women’s collective in Rwanda. A collection of art also highlights this area including a silhouette photograph of Bryan and a message of social activism by artist Ann Lewis.
For years, Sonal collected whimsical art she liked, with no plan for where it would all go. The kids’ playroom was a natural fit. All the games stacked inside the metal World Market console with a peek-a-boo front rev up the fun. The table is by West Elm…and Mira and Zane: “It has splatters from their projects, which makes me love it even more,” says Sonal. The crocheted pouf was handmade by Sonal’s mom in the ’70s.
This modern, geometric pattern is inspired by the Ndop textiles of the Bamileke people of Cameroon. One of Africa’s most artistically lauded cultures, the Bamileke resist dye raffia fibers to create their amazing designs. Featured on a pouf (https://www.themine.com/poufs/aphrochic-ndop-pouf_g2928138.html) in black and gold this striped Ndop pattern adds a striking detail to any room in the form of extra seating.
For Leyden and Lahzar art is as essential to their living space as furniture - and both often arrive at the home in the same way. “We collected the art and furniture pieces over time while traveling,” Leyden remembers. Opposite the living room, this gallery wall shows the couple’s full range of tastes with a variety of paintings and even a life-sized sculpture. At the same time, artistic pieces of furniture like the modern bentwood bar stool and colorful pouf play a similar role, adding notes of color and whimsy to the space.
Glee creator Ian Brennan's living room was redesigned by HGTV Design Star winner Emily Henderson, as seen on HGTV's Secrets From A Stylist. Emily makes the fireplace the focal point by hanging a huge statement portrait of President William Harrison above it and flanking it with antique sconces. She creates vignettes around the room with accessories that reflect Ian's personality to give the space a homier feel. Built-in shelves beautifully frame a large window providing maximum storage. A white eyelet pendant light, soft throw pillows, and pouf ottoman are cozy accessories.
Amy and Matt’s puppy, Rye, sits in repose in one of her favorite spots at home, the sofa. For Amy and Matt, the sofa's color is perfect, as dog hair easily blends in with the aesthetic. To create her peaceful, earthy look, Amy likes to blend textures in a neutral color palette and let the differences between textures bring out the variations in color. Here, a velvet sofa, a hemp rug and woven pouf all come together beautifully, with subtle color shifts and a mix of textures.
Here again the architecture of the home reflects Hollywood’s golden age. The arches that form the passages between rooms are one of Nikia’s favorite features in the home. This arch between the living and dining room offers a gorgeous view of the various textures and cultural influences that make up the living room — from the pouf to the rug to the Bamileke-inspired stools from World Market (https://www.worldmarket.com/product/tribal-carved-wood-accent-table.do?sortby=ourPicks). “I love a combination of clean mid-century Scandinavian with more intricate pieces from India and Africa,” Nikia confesses. “Mixing and matching design elements from different cultures reflects the world I live in and makes me feel at home.”
This loft space from designer Kirsten Holmstedt serves a multi-functional purpose as both a workspace and lounge. A masculine color palette paired with furniture that is robust enough for everyday use is modern and fresh. The sideboard buffet has extra storage to keep away clutter while also storing office equipment. Pouf ottomans were incorporated to create a place for sitting and lounging while catching up on sports. The addition of can lights throughout the room and an updated light fixture gives the space a fresh modern feel and acts as a cool focal point when coming upstairs.