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Playful Midcentury Modern Nursery Features Gray Furnishings & Yellow Accents
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. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work. In this corner of the room, designer Karen Wolf used mustard yellow as a powerful accent color against the black and white wallpaper and gray furnishings.
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.
Sliding glass doors open directly to the backyard, creating a seamless transition between the home's interior and exterior. In turn, the owners can easily head outside and follow a length of concrete steps through their modern garden.
This quiet backyard patio is located in the midst of tall trees and a variety of lively plants. Gray stone and boulders are used throughout the area, and a coordinating fire pit provides a spot for cozy relaxation.
The wood ceiling beams, floating shelves and island all infuse the kitchen with warmth and give the space a natural touch. With light streaming in through the windows and plants all around, the room feels fresh and inviting.
In a room with wallpaper that shimmers, dinner easily becomes a luxurious experience. A midcentury buffet table offers additional storage space for wine glasses and serving trays, which makes entertaining a breeze.
This modern Malibu terrace is steps from the beach, separated from the master bedroom by a glass wall with a broad sliding panel. A spiral staircase leads to an upper terrace. Clean lines and neutral colors are crisp and modern, keeping the emphasis on the breathtaking views.
Behind a white door lies a glamorous surprise: this gem of a powder room. Walls are clad in a gorgeous dark blue, patterned wallpaper. Gold accents and a marble floor are the luxurious finishing touches.
Modern Black And White Kitchen With Copper Pendants And Work Island With Sink And Dining
This modern black and white kitchen has marble backsplash, countertops, and work island, two prep sinks with contemporary gooseneck faucets, copper pendants, built in appliances, and a midcentury modern inspired dining table and chairs.
Eat-In Kitchen Features Marble Island With Barstools
As the heart of the home, this kitchen needed space for meal-prepping and family-gathering. So the designers added four black barstools to the marble-topped island, creating a spot where the kiddos can do homework while their parents make dinner. Stainless steel pendants ensure that the room is well-lit into the evening.
Modern White Kitchen With Panel Refrigerator And Work Island With Pendant Lights
This is a modern take on a farmhouse kitchen with all white floor to ceiling cabinets and walls, panel refrigerator, vent hood, and work island with midcentury modern stools and black pendant lighting.
Mix equal parts unpasteurized ACV and water in a clean spray bottle. Use this mixture to cut through grease, clean up grime and wipe out bacteria. The smell disappears as the vinegar evaporates. This cleaner is ideal for stove tops, counters, sinks and laundry room surfaces. It’s great for cleaning up metal tea kettles and the plastic touch pad on microwave and stove control panels. It also makes cleaning the inside of a microwave super easy. Spritz it inside the microwave on all surfaces, heat for 25 seconds, and wipe with a paper towel.
Modern Kitchen Island Increases Kitchen's Functionality
The island in the kitchen adds counter space and an extra sink, as well as a breakfast bar with seating for four. This addition not only gives the homeowners a casual dining option, but also increases the kitchen's storage and overall functionality.
SPG Architects’ Pawling House in Pawling, N.Y., features an open, loft-like living space with soaring ceilings. The library, on the house’s lower level, uses the same soft palette as the rest of the house — polished concrete, steel columns and neutral walls — with a pop of color in the built-in bookcases.