Patterns are harmoniously woven together to create a colorful master bedroom design. The key to adding different patterns to a room is to choose different prints and colors. A striped nightstand contrasts with the interlocking scroll design on the yellow wallpaper and ties the pink of the ottoman with the pink tweed pillows. A soft, pattern in the gray-and-white window treatments parallel the colors of the bedding and acts as a backdrop for the pale, blue armchair.
Casual is best when it comes to a potluck dinner table setting. Use what you have on hand; consider white or neutral organic tableware and everyday flatware. Atop each plate, place a folded linen napkin and a small place card, nestled in a sprig of succulents. Other place card holders include flowers, ivy, a piece of chocolate, a crusty French roll, or a candy-filled egg cup.
Two natural tree-trunk coffee tables are pushed together to form the centerpiece of a farmhouse-style living room. The coffee tables, along with a crisp linen couch, a pair of mid-century wicker chairs and decorative pillows rest atop a speckled gray and white carpet, creating a host of textures in the neutral room. In the kitchen, a shiplap island anchors the space, while carved, wooden barstools continue the natural feel from the living room.
The living room in this beach house is the perfect complement to the ocean view that surrounds it. The all white fabrics in this living room bring the light into the space, while the linen of the couch and the ottoman are relaxing and inviting. The floor to ceiling windows bring in the natural beauty of the ocean, and the mirrors hanging on the walls behind the couch reflect that beauty making this space the ultimate place to relax and enjoy your surroundings.
In the sitting room, Chip and Joanna, hosts of HGTV's hit show Fixer Upper, blended a modern design with industrial details to create this unique space. The wainscoting was removed in the space and the walls were painted a warm beige, while modern slate floors, a clean, white sofa and simple, linen curtains finish the modern design. To bring stylish storage into the space, Joanna added industrial cabinets and shelving to complete the room.
This master suite's makeup vanity takes advantage of the natural light pouring in from the large window bank above it. The light, airy curtains give the space a little privacy, while still allowing light to flow into the room. The neutral color palette and the elegance of nature are present again in this part of the suite with the soft blues and whites of the desk and chairs, as well as the soft linen chandelier above the desk.
This kid's bedroom, from HGTV Green Home 2102, features twin beds dressed in green and white organic cotton linens. A layering of textures and fabric patterns, like the zigzag headboards, suits both children and discriminating house guests. A cozy loft is situated above the beds; a wooden ladder provides a treehouse-like entrance, while a clever bucket and pulley system keeps the space stocked with treats and supplies.
This bedroom, as seen on HGTV Design Star, has a colorful personality with bright tangerine walls. Multicolor bed linens peek out from below white comforters to add more color and contrast to the space. Two modern rocking chairs provide relaxing seating by the fireplace. One of Bret Ritter's contributions to the room is a graphic wall hanging that says "Relax" above the fireplace. While the piece ties in the wooden shelves around the room, the judges are not impressed with the unfinished artwork.
In the master bedroom, a large, sliding glass door that leads onto the home's private balcony lets in plenty of natural light that reflects off the room's white walls. Windows behind each of the nightstands allow in extra light, or can be covered by the Ratan shades, adding warmth to the space. Mirrored doors create a brighter space, while soft, neutral bed linens make the space more inviting. The artwork hanging above the bed ties the space together and adds a splash of personality.
In the homeowners' teenage son's bedroom, designers wanted to really showcase his personality, so they anchored the space in the sleek, white wall color and ash-colored wood floor to connect this room to the rest of the home's design. Then, they incorporated the son's favorite things-sports, cars and music-by hanging posters on the wall in homage to this. They also made sure to include fun, bright colored details, such as the table lamps and the bed linens to bring a little fun to the room.
This bedroom brings the outdoors inside. A chandelier over the bed is made from painted antlers, and the furniture is rough-hewn. Tan, white, and green plaids in the bed linens and window treatment lend to the rustic feel of the space. A rustic wood chair and coffee table offer the perfect sitting area for relaxing and enjoying a good book. Houseplants lend to the natural element while a green glass bedside lamp helps illuminate the space and tie in the color scheme. A natural jute throw rug anchors the entire area.
Look for flat-woven wools with tight weaves, since they're strong enough to handle high-traffic areas. "White was incorporated into this space to make it bright and refreshing when you walk in. We knew we had to add a darker tone into the stair runner. The rug is hand-knotted wool made by J.D. Staron, the Gopala Collection, and looks like linen so it adds an unexpected design detail to the stairs, pulling in the turquoise tone from the light fixture," says Caroline Grant and Dolores Suarez of Dekar Design.
Once a neglected detached garage, this beautifully appointed guest suite retains its original idea through the installation of a garage door. A separate track allows for a barn door that encloses the guest bathroom. The bed takes advantage of the light and air from a bank of three large windows. Meanwhile, a petite kitchen area provides cabinetry and a sink, giving guests the essentials for a light snack. White walls and bedding give the space a clean, airy look and feel.
This lovely girls bedroom is a soothing space perfect for any little girl. Blue and pink pillows and bed linens compliment the light blue wall and blue and white patterned floor. A pink floral glass chandelier highlights the pink ceiling, providing a lovely contrast to the rest of the space. Oversized windows with simple lace curtains allow plenty of natural light. A yellow nightstand brings in a pop of color and serves as an excellent space for a unique sculptured figurine bed lamp.
In a home located directly opposite the stunning white sand beaches of the western Australian coastline, designer Kristie Hill took a slightly surprising design approach. “Instead of the typical range of blues, we used a warmer pink palette, with pink bedding and accessories in the master bedroom. It helps counteract the dominant timber cladding behind the bed, for a look that is neither feminine nor masculine,” she says. Tip from the designer: “Don’t use too much of the same hue of pink. Change it up a little, Blush pink works beautifully with mustard yellow and emerald green, too.”
To create more light in the space, the Good Bones team, Karen E. Laine and Mina Starsiak, added two new windows in the reclaimed wood accent wall. This not only gives the space a focal point, but also allows more natural light into the space, making it feel bright and open. To add to the elegant, industrial design the team was going for, they added black and white artwork, a metal headboard, brown bed linens and dark end tables and lamp shades. To tie the space together and give it a pop of color, a green shag carpet adds comfort to this elegant, industrial master bedroom.
“This room has some really beautiful moments: the bold, striped fireplace commands attention; the combo of zebra, white leather, mirror and crystal set against a moody black backdrop is pure Hollywood glam; simple, two-tone damask patterns add a sense of tradition and comfort that tempers the sharp lines of the very modern wall and floor patterns,” says designer Candice Olson. “However, I think this is a case of both too much and too little. Too many patterns — stripes, checks, zebra and damask — all scream for attention. Undertaking such an ambitious painted floor with very little time prevented Design Star contestants NataLee and Tashica from really finishing this room, and it shows on so many levels, from the shredded bedding to the perplexing mirror/aquarium placement in the fireplace. I would have simply let the striped fireplace graphic be the star; painted the floor white to contrast the black and yellow walls and brought in a large zebra-patterned carpet for interest in the center of the room. This duo's predictable perimeter bed placement reminds me a bit of summer camp — a little more swanky, mind you. I would like to have seen a few beds dressed as sexy daybeds positioned in the center with cocktail tables beside and a spectacular chandelier above, very LA-luxe (in much less time).”
Not the nursery we grew up with, Pattern Play is a result of the client’s love of graphic patterns and color. This long room lacked architectural features. What seemed like a negative became the perfect playground for the offbeat mix of patterns, texture and color. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work. In this corner of the room, designer Karen Wolf used mustard yellow as a powerful accent color against the black and white wallpaper and gray furnishings.
Tricks of the Trade:
1. Create a focal point in the room.
2. Pop your accent color at least three times around the room. Note the mustard yellow.
3. Ground your space with neutrals to provide a place for the eye to rest. (Crème shag and gray Jim Thompson textured wallpaper).
4. Use black, white or gray. There is always a place for these classic colors. Ferm Living Half Moon Wallpaper.
5. Change up scale of patterns. Medium sized wallpaper print, large stripes and small bedding prints.
6. Mix up the patterns: Circles, Stripes, Brushstrokes, Chevron, Ditsy, Solid and Abstract.
7. Throw in an unexpected color – Red art.
8. Play with sheen and lustre, high to low.
9. Have fun and let yourself go. Design is a layering process and sometimes you need to delayer, start over and layer again. Mistakes happen and that is OK.