Natural wood beams frame the entrance to this large window nook. A tufted olive green cushion gives height to the space, finished with a decorative mix of patterned throw pillows complimenting the neutral tones of the room. A star pendant light adds a fun, contemporary element to the space.
The homeowners requested a Jonathan Adler-inspired, family-friendly living and dining room. Their existing kitchen chairs got a mini-makeover with affordable new fabric. Design by HGTV Star contestant Jessie Miller
Hang stars from a chandelier for an easy way to sparkle up the holidays. Keep things interesting by using a variety of sizes and adding at least one patterned paper to mix with a few solid colors. Use a thin metal wire or ribbon to attach the ornaments to the chandelier, making sure to vary the length to make the arrangement more pleasing to the eye.
In the master bedroom, subtle Phillip Jeffries wallcovering and Made Goods nightstands are elegant supporting players to the star: a custom headboard upholstered in Kelly Wearstler fabric. Table lamp: Aerin
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.
HGTV Design Star winner Emily Henderson redesigns Glee creator Ian Brennan's home, as seen on HGTV's Secrets From A Stylist. White and gray walls, a cheery yellow duvet and a bright chandelier keep the new guest bedroom nook from feeling cramped.
Susan Brunstrum designed this great room using soft color and contemporary furnishings and accents to continue her Mountain Modern approach to this vacation home in Park City, Utah. For the cream-colored sofas, she added cobalt blue pillows with a graphic pattern for a pop of color. The star-shaped pendant light trio adds texture and elegance to the room as well.
The star of the kitchen has to be the black-and-gold stove, full of quaint farmhouse personality and yet ready to handle the most complicated concoctions. The backsplash's star pattern in black and white is the perfect partner.
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.
The folks at The Great Vermont Maze put gorillas in their corn field for their 2015 celebration of “15 years of cornfusion.” If you have ever experienced one of their intricate maze designs, then you’ll know what that means.
This living room designed by HGTV Design Star contestant Trent Hultgren shows how to mix geometric patterns using the room's accessories while keeping the main furniture piece solid. A dark gray sofa and jet black coffee table ensure the different patterns don't clash.
Subtle patterns and textures are the stars in the retreat-like neutral master bedroom at a Connecticut estate home. The watercolor-style lines of the focal wall offer the serene feel of either the desert or the beach, and the wall's tones are echoed in the finishes and fabrics throughout the space.