Bold charcoal paint covers the walls, millwork, even the ceiling in this contemporary home office. Black and white draperies call attention to the tall windows, while a white lacquered desk provides a modern contrast to the walls. An animal hide rug continues the color scheme and adds a touch of whimsy.
Bamboo shades offer privacy and shade when needed, but can be drawn up to let in refreshing natural light. The upholstered nailhead desk chair adds a classic, sophisticated look to this home office. Antique finds mounted on the wall bring personal touches and a sense of eclectic whimsy to the space.
A color palette of blacks, browns and neutrals ensures a calm, relaxed feel in this master bedroom. Midcentury modern furniture pieces give the room eye-catching style, and damask curtains add an unexpected touch of poise. A furry area rug adds texture underfoot, while a glass orb chandelier adds whimsy overhead.
As seen on Meg's Great Rooms, this midcentury modern green living room is accented by hardwood features including a staircase, landing and room divider. A neutral couch and rug keep the focus on the beautiful woodwork, and colorful throw pillows and personalized dog artwork give the space an air of whimsy.
Many designers believe that every high-end space should have a few playful elements to add personality and whimsy. To add a lighthearted look to this black and white bathroom, a pair of iron robe hooks featuring male and female rabbit heads were installed on the subway tile wall.
This kid's bathroom (lucky little one!) was designed with youthful whimsy and imagination in mind. Plank boards were installed horizontally on the walls to make the room feel and look wider. The robin's egg blue gets jazzed up by gray-and-white striped tiles on the floor and a speckled shade.
A contemporary sliding barn door leads to a contemporary laundry room with a colorful tile floor and accent wall. Lit artwork provides an extra touch of whimsy in an already colorful and whimsical space. The overall contemporary home in Connecticut features loads of fun touches that speak to the family's playful personality.
A kitchen breakfast nook should be a refreshing place to start the day -- and this one doesn't disappoint! Striped cornice window treatments bring a brightness and whimsy. The circular rug makes the space feel contained and cozy. And flowers, as always, add cheer to a space.
Space was trimmed from the master bedroom and living room during renovation of this midcentury modern home to make way for a true master bathroom. A black ceiling and floating vanity give the illusion of extra room in the bathroom, while the playful lighting fixture adds a touch of whimsy to the space.
Found objects and plumbing fittings used as fixtures bring a decidedly eclectic air to this small powder room. Gray paint continues from the walls to the ceiling, adding to the industrial vibe. An animal hide on the floor and pine cones used as decor bring in organic elements as well as added whimsy.
Updating the layout and adding a marble-topped island maintains an open feel in this kitchen space, perfect for entertaining while providing a designated space for a proper dining area. Upholstered cornices add a splash of color and whimsy while the use of fabric softens the hard kitchen edges.
This beautiful white kitchen makes use of all the modern conveniences. The articulating faucet adds whimsy and fun to the structured design of the kitchen's straight and clean lines. Special features such as long lift-up hardware, white quartz countertops and grain match veneer give this kitchen the finishing edge.
Classic meets whimsy in an eclectic hallway of this home in the Hollywood hills. A gnarled driftwood lamp and cowhide rug become even more quirky when paired with a marble-topped antique chest. A pair of petite gold chairs flanks the window, which offers a sweeping view of the city.
Variegated hardwood complements the lines of a glass-tile backsplash in this modern warehouse turned living space. The horizontal lines continue in the stair rails and the supports for a set of cool, industrial-style doors. Chalkboard paint and a mod pendant above the breakfast bar add character and a touch of whimsy.
This renovated bath features a walk-in shower tiled with a modern blue penny round, adding both drama and a bold focal point. While this downstairs bath combines blue penny tile with white subway tile, an upstairs bath features the reverse, bringing whimsy to the home's design.
Selections from the Sorted Book series of photographs by Nina Katchadourian add whimsy to the second floor landing at the San Francisco Decorator Showcase. Books in the photos are stacked to create tongue-in-cheek anecdotes.
Continuing her theme of "Bermuda in the city," designer Anna Donohue created a teenage retreat that is replete with fun patterns and colors. The bed and wall covering are simple in design, but graphic patterns in the pillows, Roman shade and bulletin board give the room a bold look. A black industrial-style lamp adds whimsy and spunk.
From the modern lighting to the antique woodstove to the children's teepee and piano, this multifunctional family space is filled with fun and whimsy. The designer sought to create an eclectic space that the homeowners, their young children and their friends would love to hang out in. White walls and ceilings allow the home's colorful accents to pop.