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.
A special wood panel was designed for the wall behind the bed in this sophisticated master bedroom. Walnut slats weave together and are backlit by glowing LED lights. More LED lights are integrated into the headboard to serve as reading lights.
Chic White Bathroom with Red Chair and Sleek Cabinets
Keep it simple. By using a modest color palette with just a pop of color from the red chair, this bathroom demonstrates simple elegance in a small area. If possible, avoid buying window treatments to create an illusion of more space. “A minimalist look eases the budget,” says Stephanie Andrews of Atlanta-based Balance Design.
Modern art and lighting bring touches of fun to an already entertaining space. This contemporary home features earth tones throughout punctuated by bold hits of blue, including the draperies in this game room. Foosball, ping-pong and more turn the room into a great hangout for the whole family.
Bright, Monochromatic Modern Bedroom With Plush White Bed Linens and Floating Nightstand
The crisp white color scheme of this modern-styled bedroom creates a bright and captivating overall look. The minimalist decor features plush bed details, floating shelf nightstand and full-length mirror.
This room is all about the view, but in this small beach cottage, every inch counts. Designers decided to go with an extra long sectional (for the sitting space) and a fun hanging chair in the corner. The rest of the floor plan was kept open so that people can be sitting at the many turquoise stools at the island as well as the living space without additional furniture in between. A fun assortment of various sized tables is an uncluttered look.
Watery Bunk Room with Turquoise Rope Ladders and Wavy Wallpaper
Wavy wallpaper and aqua and navy linens make this bunk room an underwater adventure. A site-built platform supports the lower queen mattress and X-long twin above. The turquoise rope is perfect for the rope ladder and the wallpaper is such a beautiful blue and fits the theme perfectly.
So many elements of this bunk room design are just awesome. The wavy wallpaper on the back wall is really fun and gives the room an underwater effect. Rope ladders provide access to upper bunks; the turquoise rope coordinates perfectly with the wallpaper and oak steps were custom fabricated. For storage, closets are on either side of the room, both with blue sliding barn doors with black hardware. The pendant light is made from pieces of plastic that attach to a frame, so it’s durable in case of kid mishap, but also resonates with the watery feel.
This guest bedroom has a accent wall covered in navy grasscloth wallpaper that creates a striking focal point for this room. The gold upholstered bed is a beautiful contrast to the accent wall that evokes soothing content for guests.
While there might be an absence of color in the design of this living room, there is a host of textures to tease the eye. The homeowners wanted a relaxed look with durable furnishings, so the designers were sure to integrate stain resistant fabrics and finishes throughout the home.
Modern elements are everywhere in this gleaming kitchen. White upper cabinets almost completely blend into the subway tiled walls, contrasting with the eye-catching navy blue lower cabinets. Open shelves offer storage and a place to showcase treasured dishware. Concrete counters and the brass sconce and pulls add to the modern coastal vibe.
This living room boasts a timeless style with crisp, white walls that are accented by different hues of blue seen in the furnishings. Not only is this space traditional, it is soothing and evokes a sense of content.
Traditional meets contemporary style in this blue and white dining room. The wainscoting and ceiling is painted a light blue hue and is broken up by white floral wallpaper. The contemporary chandelier blends in with the room, which also being a statement piece.
Modern Coastal Kitchen with Concrete Countertops and Turquoise Blue Stools
The clean, sleek look of this kitchen is achieved with navy blue and white cabinetry and a white subway tile backsplash. To add a modern element, thick concrete counters were poured on site to avoid any seams. Bright, turquoise blue stools and accessories are a fun pop of color. Brass dome pendant lights installed over the counter shine brightly against the white shiplap ceiling.
Glamorous Formal Living Room Features Baby Blue Built-Ins
This luxurious formal living room features porcelain tile fireplace and exquisite baby blue built-ins. This room was designed to be a soothing and relaxing space perfect to curl up with a good book and designer Traci Connell did just that.