The master bedroom walls have a faint blue-green color, similar to sea glass, that provides a soothing backdrop for the black and white accents used throughout the space. On the white bed, a pair of green decorative pillows with a geometric pattern pick up the wall color.
Want to instantly add brightness to a room? Painting your walls and built-ins white is a sure-fire way, and instantly makes any colorful accessories in the room pop. With a white backdrop, you don't need to go for intense colors. On trend metallics and pastels are a great way to add interest.
The more, the cuter! Mirrors in this hodgepodge of flea market finds — 18 total, collected over time — were spray-painted white and hung in a random pattern. For extra quirk, one mirror hangs a lot lower than the others and another was kept its original teal color.
This cozy bedroom features layers of textures and pattern all set against a striking black feature wall. The rustic, wooden bed frame stands out against the colorful and varied patterns of the throw pillow. To the right of the bed, a large ampersand, a symbol of connection that was widely featured in Tanika and Brian’s wedding sits by the window. Its weathered metal is a perfect echo of the weathered wood of the headboard - once a room divider that Tanika repurposed for the room.
One surefire path to great design is to lean into your strengths. For Rachel, it wasn’t hard to figure out what the main focus of her living room would be. “The living room was the easiest area to design,” she remembers. “I knew the paintings would take over the space so I chose furniture that added to the space but didn’t take away from the paintings.” This clarity of focus let Rachel remain understated in her furniture choices while the art says everything. “After that, the room pretty much designed itself,” she says.
Creating a gallery wall filled with your children’s artwork is easy and will give a colorful and personal touch to any room. Keep it simple and let the art be the focus with monochrome matted frames in assorted sizes.
Downstairs, the family room is a space for relaxation. A gallery wall curated around the television turns the focal point of the room into a work of art. At the top of the wall, a photo of Tze’s grandmother brings a note of family and history to the space.
A mix of photos of Liz Eicholz's own wedding along with family photos of her and her husband's parents' weddings are given a consistent look when housed in black frames with generous white mattes and printed in black and white in the couple's family room.
Four solar powered skylights with energy-efficient glass transform the master bedroom’s ceiling into a fifth wall with fresh air, natural light and sky views. The skylights include a built-in rain sensor that automatically close the skylights if it begins to rain.