Boy's Nursery Features Peacock & Yellow Polka Dot Roman Shade
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.
Kitchen Dining Space with White Table, Blue Chairs, Blue-and-Yellow Modern Art and a Neutral, Circular Rug
Either breakfast with family or an intimate dinner party are both at home in this in-kitchen dining nook. Adding to the space's appeal is a large yellow-and-blue modern art painting, and the room is crowned by a funky, brass-toned lighting fixture.
Modern Kitchen Eating Area with Blue Chairs, White Table and Modern Art
Check out this nook in a larger kitchen -- what a great spot for a family breakfast before a busy day. Comfy, blue, upholstered chairs sit around a white table, overlooked by a lovely piece of modern art.
As seen on HGTV's Cousins on Call, Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri have exposed the brick in the Raos' living room, drawing a unique contrast between the original part of the house and the updated, lighter section. They knocked out the wall that used to separate the entryway from the living room, which gave the space a ton of extra natural light. The cousins then installed track lighting to help give the space a more open, inviting feel. With plenty of seating and shelving storage, this updated family room is a great place for relaxing.
Industrial-style metal stools sit at a large black island in this charming cottage kitchen, which features stainless steel appliances and beautiful white cabinets. As seen on HGTV's Elbow Room, the kitchen can be found in a converted barn that pairs rustic charm with modern furnishings.
Rustic Living Room with Stone Fireplace and Wood Mantel
If you have a lidded ceramic jar, fill it for free with natural reeds or branches from nearby pond or lake. Then use the lid as part of your decor, by simply leaning it against a small stack of books. You won't have to buy another accessory to fill that space. This rustic mantle is in a home on north Georgia's Lake Burton, in the Waterfall Club community.
This Texas patio features a full outdoor kitchen and a view of a tiled, tiered infinity pool and hot tub, not to mention the panoramic Austin countryside. Stone walls, warm wood finishes and a terra cotta tile roof give a nod to traditional Mediterranean design.
A trio of oversized pendant lights make a statement without taking up any visual space in this cottage-inspired kitchen. The expansive kitchen island is designed for the whole family to gather around with industrial-style barstools. Blue trimwork and cabinets reflect the surrounding lake views.
If you have an area where turf is thin or just won’t grow, swap it for some easy-care ornamental grasses and sedges. These plants bring texture and year-long interest to any yard, and their care routine is beyond simple. An annual trim keeps most grasses in check, while sedges need very little annual grooming. A quick brush in early to mid-spring with gloved hands is usually enough to pull out dead stems and trigger new growth.