The scholarly guest bedroom offers a pared back modern take on preppy style, with walls wrapped floor-to-ceiling with a cream, tan and black plaid wallpaper mixed with bronze and brass accents and traditional rich hues like forest green and deep red.
Creating a family-friendly hang out space that’s comfortable AND durable is easier than you think. This combination of sofa and chairs around a round table make the most of a small space. The disparate set was transformed into a kid-friendly space by simply upholstering the second-hand sofa and chairs in the same preppy plaid. A busier pattern holds up better to spills and crafting mishaps better than a solid fabric would.
The fastest way to add a little "prep" to your style is with a bit of trim. Designer Tobi Fairley adds white piping to the dining chairs and black trim to the lattice-print drapes for some classic preppy details. A modern rug, table and chandelier keep the room feeling updated.
This bedroom exudes preppy style with its monogrammed throw pillow and bold green walls trimmed in white. Soft white fabric cascades down from the canopy bed, adding a pretty, feminine touch to the space.
Black-framed sliding-glass doors create a dramatic contrast against white walls and furniture in this living space. Hot-pink seat cushions and green throw pillows add a punch of preppy color. Subtle beige stripes on the couch bring a coastal flare to the space.
This second-floor bedroom at HGTV Smart Home 2014 provides a quiet retreat for overnight guests. A color scheme of blue, green, white and khaki serves as a springboard for a preppy, sophisticated style with geometric patterns and plush linens.
A glass-top coffee table with a white metal base keeps this living space feeling open and bright thanks to its minimalist, airy design. Hot-pink seat cushions and Kelly-green throw pillows pop in the mostly white space. A gray-and-white-striped rug defines the living room and adds warmth to the tile floors.
Add warm, menswear-inspired appeal to your bed pillows this winter with quick and easy slipcovers made from old sweaters and button-up shirts. You need a needle and thread, pillow inserts, fabric and your imagination to complete this fun project.
A summer day in Palm Beach is brought into a bedroom with the banana leaf-inspired print, Brazilliance, by Dorothy Draper and bamboo-patterned canopy drapes. The room designed by Parker Kennedy was in a Southeastern Designer Showhouse.
Multiple chairs and sofas make this open great room the ideal space for entertaining. Vibrant green upholstery paired with pink floral curtains and white painted furniture give this space a decidedly coastal, preppy vibe.