Blurry gray and black walls move around a large, circular dining table. Red velvet, brown velvet and plaid chairs alternate around the table and the crystal chandelier hanging above. The bold red from the chairs is echoed in the window curtains and sconce lampshades. Black molding borders the room and creates a decorative look on the ceiling.
Designers wanted the bedroom to feel like a calm oasis, so they kept the colors cool and airy, with some unexpected pops of bold color. Layering patterns and textures creates an inviting space, and removable wallpaper was the perfect way to create commitment-free interest to the walls.
Artwork and vintage photographs in a wide range of sizes create a dynamic gallery in the corner of the living and dining room. Mixing up the shape, width and color of the frames keeps the eye moving from piece to piece.
A beige sofa serves as a neutral backdrop for this cozy seating area, designed by Sarah Richardson. With neutral colors on the walls and large furniture, there's room for playing with bolder, whimsical prints on accent pillows and small pieces.
Virginia creeper (Parthenocissus quinquefolia) is a classic native vine heralded for its vivid red fall color. ‘Yellow Wall’ takes the native to a new place with leaves that turn a striking gold in autumn. This is a fast, easy-growing vine that does well in part to full sun. In the wild, Virginia creeper often scales trees as vines reach for the sun. In the garden, give it the sturdy support of a pergola or well-anchored arch. Avoid planting ‘Yellow Wall’ against a building, because it attaches directly to surfaces with organic holdfasts that are tough to remove. Plants grow 20 to 30 feet tall and wide. Hardy in Zones 3-9.
The back of this built-in bookcase is lined with Novogratz Constellation removable wallpaper. The off-white peel-and-stick paper with gold foil design creates striking contrast against the deep green walls and dark wood shelves and can easily be removed or replaced. Accessories like a "hello" sign made from wire, astronaut artwork, a moon LED night light and a brontosaurus tillandsia planter add to the whimsy of the display.
Several walls were removed during the renovation of this midcentury modern home to combine the kitchen and what was the sunroom. The result was a large, airy space in place of what was a small, boxy and awkwardly arranged kitchen. A large island houses the sink, creating a more logical work triangle with the refrigerator and sink. White surfaces reflect light, improving the previously dark space.