Photo By: Nelly Reffet, Twinkle and Whistle; Heather Robbins of Red Images Fine Photography
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Eclectic Bedroom With Suitcase Nightstand and Hide Rug
In the bedroom of a beach house on the Indian Ocean, designer Nelly Reffret took a creative approach to the project’s extremely tight budget. She says: “I searched for bargains and only selected items that I knew would work perfectly in the space. The headboard is a discontinued Ikea style, which I painted in a sandy color. I found the suitcases on the curb during trash collection (you know that saying about someone's trash being someone's treasure...).” When combining a variety of furniture styles, she advises allowing size and scale to guide your choices. “Before starting to decide on a look, it's important to check what will fit in the space: width and depth matter. Scale is another important factor. Too many large pieces and the room will look cluttered; too many small pieces, and there will be no sense of cohesion, no sense of ‘grounding’. Having one item of large scale next to smaller items can create an interesting focal point to the room, just like the headboard does in this bedroom.”
This contemporary playroom brings the outdoors in for a New York City kid, harnessing varying textures and bold colors to create a whimsical, fun-filled space. Colorful artwork gives a partial wall major punch.
A built-in banquette with easy-to-clean striped fabric is the perfect kid-friendly choice for a cozy breakfast area. Drawers underneath provide extra storage, and a beaded chandelier makes for a striking focal point.
Designer Leanne Ford keeps this country kitchen feeling sophisticated with a striking dark gray and white color palette, accented by stainless steel lights and appliances, as seen on HGTV's Restored by the Fords.
Dark cabinetry and a three-sided vanity give weight to this spacious, elegant master bathroom. White marble with gray veining continues from the floor onto the tub surround and into the walk-in shower. A chevron-patterned stool provides a comfortable spot at the double vanity.
Opposite the sofa, two sapphire blue armchairs denote a more formal sitting area for entertaining guests. When paired with a copper side table and high-gloss pillows, the gems make an especially chic statement.
These homeowners needed a fun space that both their little boys and little girl could play and feel welcome in, so designers created a space full of bold, gender neutral colors and a design that focused on gender neutral, geometric shapes. With plenty of storage and toys for boys and girls hanging on the wall, this playroom is perfect for the pair of brothers, their sister and their parents to enjoy.