Pops of Mustard Yellow in Playful, Midcentury Modern 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), 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.
This serene and sophisticated master bedroom is the perfect retreat, with a subdued gray palette to accentuate the natural light spilling in from the French doors to the courtyard. A brass chandelier hangs above two cushioned armchairs and a side table with framed art.
Transitional Open Plan Kitchen With Black Barstools
A bank of upper cabinets used to sit above this kitchen's peninsula, closing off the room from the adjacent living and dining area. Removing them gives the kitchen a whole new open feel, much better for entertaining.
Modern Kitchen With Counter-To-Ceiling Tile Backsplash
This elegant white and gray kitchen showcases modern design, from the decorative tile backsplash that runs from the marble countertops to the ceiling. A stainless steel range and oven is flanked by classic white cabinets with nickel hardware.
This crisp, white kitchen with modern elegance features four globed pendant lights that hang from the beautifully vaulted ceilings. A marble kitchen island with three contemporary bar chairs face the decorative tile backsplash that runs from the marble countertop to the ceiling.
Designers kept this kitchen's handsome traditional roots and well-planned flow, but gave it a few key updates. The charming blue backsplash is made of hand-painted terracotta and ceramic tile. Countertops are quartz with a concrete lookalike finish.
Calm Cream-Colored Bedroom Feels Like Serene Retreat
Warm cream and gray tones in this bedroom create a calm, serene retreat while the velvet upholstered stools and fur throw add a soft, textural touch. The upholstered headboard adds to the luxurious feel while the cream area rug adds warmth and texture to the bedroom.
Staying neutral with an area rug doesn't mean you have to pay big money for an 8x10 rectangle of blah. Consider a tone-on-tone stripe or a chic graphic pattern that adds interest without stealing the show.
A mint and gray floral wallpaper is the backdrop for this pretty, feminine bedroom. Soft hues allow several patterns to blend rather than clash, and the luxe sheen of the gray bedding adds even more visual impact.
Modern Bedroom With Multicolored Polka Dot Wallpaper
In this eclectic bedroom, a padded sage green headboard compliments the green and white striped bed linens. A variety of decorative pillows help tie in the bright orange comforter, while multicolored polka dot wallpaper finishes off the funky modern look of the space.
The bold, blue and white backsplash is the focal point in this modern kitchen. A chef's oven with stainless steel hood range is flanked by white cabinets with brass hardware, complimented by a brass-toned faucet at the quartz kitchen island with a farmhouse sink.
Timeless Cottage Kitchen From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dark and cramped kitchen into a bright, contemporary space that fits the needs of a growing family of three. New stainless steel appliances and pops of light turquoise and green paint give the cozy white kitchen a contemporary, timeless look.
Country Wood Dining Set Adjacent to Contemporary Kitchen
Gray concrete flooring provides a smooth connection for the rooms in this open floor plan. From the contemporary kitchen, a large opening leads to the dining space. A wood table with matching chairs, floral roman shades and blue walls decorate the room with a country style.
Contemporary Orange and White Kitchen With Eat-In Island
Designer Kari McIntosh Dawdy transformed this kitchen with bright colors and accents, giving this 1920s home a more contemporary feel. She selected white cabinets and gray countertops that can handle the orange tones that pop within the room. Especially captivating is the soft orange-colored ceiling that helps to frame the entire design.
Luxurious and Eco-Friendly Custom Arbor in Stunning Patio
This luxurious outdoor space boasts a stunning custom arbor, built entirely from sustainable materials. Contemporary outdoor seating comfortably seats up to 20 people. A stunning stone fireplace is perfect for chilly nights.