Put a playful spin on classic game taxidermy with silhouette pop art. Paint the surface of the cardboard backing in a picture frame, then trace the silhouette of a buck head to the backing with a pencil. Cover the traced silhouette with colorful buttons, fastening them in place with hot glue.
Inexpensive painted trays, which were popular in the 1950s and 1960s and are still made today, can bring a farmhouse motif to a kitchen, breakfast nook or adjacent area. Small silhouettes often are bargain-priced at vintage and antiques shops, or you can make your own by printing silhouette-style clip art and placing it in small wooden frames. Pick three or four types of objects, such as silhouettes, blue-and-white serving platters, trays and resin horns, and arrange them in a composition, says Susan Sully, author of “Past Present: Living with Heirlooms and Antiques."
This central seating area is geared toward entertaining, incorporating an eclectic mix of furnishings and blending midcentury-inspired pieces with more traditional silhouettes. The primary colors in the large abstract painting inspired the room's red, blue and yellow color palette.
Change up your focal point easily and effectively by swapping out year-round art pieces with more seasonal ones. Here, a wood and fabric piece featuring a reindeer silhouette and rich, vibrant plaid instantly changes the space from a year-round place to sit and eat to a bold, inviting holiday hot spot.
Layered rugs give this colorful, eclectic home office a unique look by mixing style and straying from traditional style norms. Stacked wooden boxes on the desk provide extra storage for knickknacks and act as a textural, homemade art piece.
Warm yellow-striped wallpaper and lighting create an inviting relaxing space in which to entertain company in this traditional living room. Silhouette profile wall art in a warm blue and orange flowers in a blue vase provide pops of color in the otherwise monochromatic room.
Attached to the mudroom, this powder room is the main bathroom for guests. The walls are covered in the same beach-y shade of gray-green used in the mudroom, with a custom piece of art by David Bromstad that depicts a large silhouette of a fish.
A white pedestal dining table and ghost chairs allows for an unobstructed view of the window seat. Natural light floods this white space to keep the room feeling bright and spacious. Three round colorful art pieces paired with a black and white rooster silhouette add color to the room and break up the all-white interior.
A vintage bamboo headboard was spray-painted in a cheerful blue to create the backdrop of this girl's transitional bedroom. Colorful accents in yellow and red give the room a cheery feel perfect for a coastal home. The art above the bed is a simple DIY using pretty scrapbook papers cut into butterfly silhouettes.
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.