This recreation room packs a punch! A lengthy, custom-built sofa sits below the room's highlight -- a massive piece of photo art depicting a crashing wave. The scale of the otherwise simple piece is what makes it so impactful. Nearby beanbag chairs in an animal print add to the room's sense of whimsy and comfort.
Jaakkola's two daughters benefit from a mother with a very elevated design sense and a strong sense of whimsy and wit in her choices. Holley Jaakkola's love of color and her quirky sensibility are in full effect in this bedroom where acid-bright colors jump out against the soaring white ceiling and neutral bed linens.
Strong geometric elements control the space of this stunning, white, contemporary dining room while a shimmering chandelier adds luxury and elegant whimsy. Everything within the space radiates organization while retaining a sense of comfort and home. A dark wood buffet breaks up the space physically between the kitchen and dining area while also offsetting the predominately white, open living space.
With its light gray palette, this living room could have found itself in Bland Land. Except, that is, for the inspired use of texture and color that bring this space to life. From the smooth, leather chesterfield sofas to the woven bamboo shades, the room is filled with visual interest, while the brilliant pops of orange add whimsy and a feminine touch.
This nautical-themed teen bedroom brings together vintage and newfangled furniture and accessories, creating a space that feels interesting and contemporary. Unique items include the antique propeller above the twin bed, and the shelving unit made from pipes, ropes and reclaimed wood flooring. The striped wall provides a focal point, and adds a touch of fun and whimsy.
Bold pops of color punctuate the white walls and characterize the kids’ spaces in this modern home full of whimsy and style. Designed for a young family of seven, the house blends economical pieces with custom touches. On a wall of streamlined built-ins, the top shelf is painted bright olive green, creating a fun focal point for a kid-friendly hallway.
This bright and colorful Penguin book cover wallpaper injects a bold dose of whimsy, playfulness and carefree charm to this powder room. An arresting butterfly print captures all of the colors from the book covers. The warm wood vanity and mirror give the eye a place to rest amidst the dizzying array of color.
Sometimes it's small touches that can add dimension and drama to a room. In this master bedroom, designer Amy Elbaum selected a stylish bubble chandelier, in glass and metal, to further uplift her modern design and add a dash of whimsy to the space. It is fun, heart-warming and unexpected!
An unexpected and quirky owl — in the form of a pillow — adds cheer and whimsy to this living space. The unique color combination of yellow and turquoise creates a space that feels bright and retro, while nearby blue-and-white accessories that feel more traditional create a room that's perfectly eclectic.
This rustic sitting area features timbered walls and broad windows that offer a view of the gorgeous Wyoming countryside. A comfortable blue sofa adds a pop of color, while artwork gives a nod to the surrounding wildlife while bringing a touch of whimsy. A doorway opens to a wide wood deck, giving the room's occupants a private spot to hang out and enjoy the view.
A honed granite countertop provides functional seating at the kitchen island in this narrow kitchen. Painted faux-antiqued cabinetry brings a bit of rusticity to the overall refined and spacious feel. Repurposed bricks create a façade on the accent wall while over-scaled subway tile with dark grout is used above Calcutta marble countertops. Vintage industrial lights hang over the island adding drama and whimsy.
Earth-friendly materials, organic textiles and ethereal accents tie this space to its beautiful oceanside setting. The room's clean, neutral palette is layered with contrasting textures, from a nubby woven rug to a rough-hewn coffee table to a pair of smooth, white poufs that serve as extra seating. Dozens of tiny bulbs adorn the structured wire pendant, adding a touch of whimsy in the dining space.
Now that we've honored the past, make some new traditions with a modern twist. These gold logs are so much fun! A lick of gold spray paint brings this '50s style Christmas into the modern era and adds a lovely sense of whimsy to this holiday theme. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Lilien
Vanessa DeLeon brilliantly accentuates this impressive living room's symmetry by balancing black-and-white furniture on each side and keeping most of the shiny tiled floor open. The fusion of glamour and minimalist approach showcases the designer's signature style in this decidedly impressive space. The combination of the custom-made sofa provides ample seating while a a black shag rug adds a touch of whimsy.
A wall of streamlined built-ins provides a storage solution in this cozy, contemporary bedroom. A muted palette of cream, gray and brown is punctuated by the bling of a "gold leaf" pendant that adds a touch of whimsy above the bed. The chair and table by the window create a nice vignette and a great spot to enjoy a cup of coffee.
The top floor of a Brooklyn townhouse was opened up so all the rooms flowed into one another and created a huge floor for the kids. This ultra chic nursery features a graphic accent wall in neutral tones, a deep purple rocking chair with fringe and a white, modern dresser. The unique, floral light fixture adds a perfect touch of whimsy to the space.
To create a teacup garden, you'll need some basics: potting soil, river rock to act as a drain for excess water build-up and sheet moss. Leave about 1/8 inch from the top of your cup for the sheet moss. You can use decorative tinted or natural deer moss, as shown here, to add a layer of whimsy to your garden.
Designer Claire Paquin added a touch of whimsy and fun to this little girl's bedroom with pink accents and a little flower power. The white and gray canvas can handle the strong shade of hot pink in the pillows and floral arrangement, and the cute flowered knob on the white nightstand is a fanciful addition. Having just the accents carry the color allows for quick and inexpensive changes when needed.