In the master bedroom, designers created several seating vignettes like this one with a funky, modular chair and a gilt floor lamp and side table to provide cozy places to relax within the master bedroom. This particular vignette takes advantage of the apartments beautiful city views.
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.
In the master bedroom, the wall on which the bed rests is covered in a gorgeous, metallic silver grass cloth that conceals the hidden door to the closet. Above the mirrored, four-poster bed, a brass chain link chandelier makes a bold statement, while rich texture was added with black faux fur pillow shams and blanket at the food of the bed. To personalize the space even further, designers had a modern, monogram printed on metallic linen.
This neutral midcentury modern nursery features a bold accent wall covered in a pattern of gray circles. The room also features a white dresser with dark trim, a white crib, white pouf ottoman, and blue-and-white striped rug.
This bedroom gets a classic midcentury modern look from its furnishings. The sleek design of the lamp and bedside table complement the simplicity of the taupe wall and gray bed. The wall art adds a color pop.
A tufted bench and patterned rug add texture to the sleek and stylish finishes in this bedroom. White sliding barn-style doors pop against the gray walls. The tall white headboard, gray and white bed linens and gray bench continue the calm color pairing through the room. A two-blade ceiling fan highlights the modern influence of the design.
By painting their master bedroom a dark shade of gray-brown from Benjamin Moore called Affinity, the homeowners were able to create a dramatic, neutral backdrop on which to showcase a collection of modern art.
Pops of chartreuse add visual interest and keep this bedroom feeling bright and fun. Black and white photography decorates the walls without interfering with the calm vibe of the design. Two-toned curtains perfectly tie in the bright throw pillows.
Take a look at midcentury designs and you’ll notice a number of characteristics that are easy to adapt to any space—without investing in a single vintage piece. In this bedroom, for example, designer Jill Greaves created a midcentury look by using a mix or warm wood tones, pops of primary color, and graphic design patterns.
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. By turning the room upside down (stripes on ceiling), Karen Wolf created a focal point, leading to the giant window showcasing the star of the room -Dwell Studios “Brushed Dot” fabric with peacock and yellow polka dots. The main challenge in the space was a balancing act on how to make all these patterns and colors work.
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.