Photo By: Macdonald Realty Ltd., a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Steven Dewall
Photo By: Jennifer Boomer/Verbatim Photo Agency
Photo By: Aaron Leitz
Photo By: Todd Douglas/ Getty Images
Photo By: Marisa Vitale Photography
Photo By: Michael Moran
Photo By: Jeff Herr
Photo By: Casabella Interiors
Photo By: Mark Boisclair Photography, Inc.
Photo By: Jeff Herr Photography
Photo By: Windermere Real Estate, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Photo By: Jared Kuzia Photography
Photo By: Alexia Fodere
A Mix of Patterns & Color in Boy's Nursery
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.
Three studded barstools sit at the quartz waterfall island in this modern, bold kitchen. Two brass pendant lights add flair to the space paired with brass hardware on the white kitchen cabinets and a counter-to-ceiling navy backsplash.
The kitchen was reconfigured to be open and light, with pale wood floors and dark-framed windows that highlight the views. Behind the range, a graphic pattern nods to the global influences used throughout the home.
A floor-to-ceiling built-in desk makes for a bold statement in bright blue. Open shelves provide much-needed storage, while an orange shade brings a striking contrast to the room. A comfortable purple desk chair adds an additional jolt of color.
Bright, Open Design in Modern, Rustic-Industrial Kitchen
Designers wanted to create a bright, open look in this kitchen, so they brought in white cabinets grounded by gray countertops. For a pop of color, they decided to paint the island a light gray color. Then, they added a Neolith marble countertop to the island which, along with black matte fixtures and an apron front sink, combines the farmhouse feel with the industrial touch.
With its bright green-and-blue pattern, the backsplash brings the fun to this open plan kitchen. On the ceiling, reclaimed wood is an ideal foil to the cheerful colors. Kitchen backsplash: Ann Sacks Savoy Hive Mosaic; industrial pendants: IKEA
Horseshoe hooks are a fun place to hang your hat in this country style mudroom. A basket neatly gathers various accessories and the bench is full of cheery patterns, unified by their red-and-white color palette.
Living Room Features Dramatic Rebar Fireplace, Stunning Outdoor Views
Rebar is highlighted as a design feature in this unique fireplace and repeated in other elements throughout the home. The lighting through the pattern casts dramatic shadows across the textured golden walls. The pocketing glass doors disappear at the touch of a button to create a seamless connection between indoors and outdoors.
In addition to a comfortable siting area, complete with two armchairs and a tufted ottoman, this master bedroom boasts a sewing station. Desk drawers with detailed mesh fronts speak to the built-ins nearby.
Neutral, Transitional Bath with Glass Tile Accents
A freestanding soaker tub takes advantage of the light from the window in this neutral, transitional bath. Meanwhile, frosted glass offers privacy for the spacious walk-in shower. Glass tile forms a band that runs both inside the shower and out, and its seaglass hue gives a nod to the waterfront vista outside the home's many windows.