A simple collage of the homeowners' favorite keepsakes creates a statement in this cottage-style living room. Designer Tip: Collages do not have to be just pictures. Try mixing in mirrors, children's handprints, artwork, silhouettes, announcements, monograms and favorite sayings.
Candice Olson, host of HGTV's "Divine Design" and "Candice Tells All," explains how to design with the latest trends in mind. While keeping larger pieces the same, such as sofas and tables, Olson suggests adding trendy colors and styles in small pieces, like pillows, blankets and lampshades. This room adds pops of color in accent pillows and chair cushions, while the main pieces remain neutral.
Soft teal walls create a great contrast against the curtains made from bright coral fabric for a color palette that's not typical for a little girl's room. Decorative plates match the mirror's cutout above the bookshelf. A white armchair and white wicker ottoman provide a comfortable place to read.
Designer Meg Caswell recycles a wood pallet as a unique photo display hanging over the tan sofa. The light blue walls and matching patterned pillows, along with the unique coffee table create a contemporary meets traditional style.
A vivid cobalt blue accent wall in a custom paint finish creates a sizzling focal point for this contemporary bedroom. A white leather headboard adds a luxurious feel while the sleek lines of a framed art collage keeps the room feeling crisp and clean.
Designer SuzAnn Kletzien's client requested a starburst mirror in the design plan, so Kletzien positioned a starburst mirror collage on a navy accent wall in the living room. She also reupholstered an egg chair in a deep blue velvet fabric and had a custom ottoman built with a removable tray in the center for drinks and snacks.
Your bathroom should reflect you, the homeowner. In this quirky bathroom, a collage of newspapers and photographs papers the walls, layering personal memorabilia with crisp, white hand towels hung on a traditional brass bar. The homeowners used wallpaper paste and clippings that related to their work, lives and interests to create the attention-grabbing (and informative) effect.
A thin black pencil-like floral pattern wall embellishment adds design and style to this white bookshelf. The design is heavy enough to make an impact, but understated enough to not disrupt the quaint, artistic display on the shelving. In addition to books, candlesticks, a glass collage mirror and sculpture art bring some color to the space.
A white stairway is the setting for a collection of contemporary art, both framed and canvas. The painting of Mick Jagger is an oil on canvas by Alexi Torres, an artist from Cuba. In the white frames, acrylic and ink paintings by Lindsey Porter are on paper from Nepal. The collages are by Isabelle Gautier and Vesela Baker, and the framed black-and-white piece is by Gee Gee Collins. The railing and floors are hardwoods in the Home for the Holidays designer showhouse in Atlanta.
Mascarpone by Benjamin Moore is the perfect creamy white backdrop for the collection of vintage plates used in this little girl's bedroom. Designer Tip: Make a whole wall of art by using pictures, plates or anything else you collect to make a beautiful collage.
A neutral upholstered sofa and yellow patterned chair create a fun sitting area around a sleek transparent coffee table. Colorful patterns in framed art display additional color above the couch, complementing the various colors and patterns in the many accent pillows. Glass lamps with white lampshades sit on slim end tables flanking the sofa, blending into the white wall color.