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Photo By: Guimar Urbina Interiors
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A Mix of Patterns & Color in Boy's Nursery
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), designer 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.
In this bedroom space, designers wanted to keep the space feeling clean and bright like the rest of the home, so they kept the color palette neutral and warm with a subtle, gray and white look. For a little extra comfort, a sitting area was added to the room and is separated from the main bedroom space by a curtain that adds privacy to both spaces.
Black and White Master Bathroom with Double Vanity and Soaking Tub
This large, black-and-white master bath is great for a couple who love a lot of space. A soaking tub sits across from a double vanity with plenty of counter, cabinet and drawer space. Black-and-white subway-style floor tiles add a touch of traditional appeal to the space. The bathroom opens up to the master bedroom, which has a coordinating color scheme, adding the sense of an even roomier area.
Master Bedroom With Black & White Striped Accent Wall
A black and white striped accent wall sets the tone for this master bedroom. A four poster bed with bubble-like posts adds to the contemporary design. Simple white linens and black faux fur pillows complete the monochromatic look.
Homeowners wanted a non-traditional design in this modern nursery that could grow with their son as he grows, so designers created this edgy space. The black and white color palette makes the space modern and unique, while the black sound waves running up the wall keep the space from feeling too babyish; however, the artwork from Shel Silverstein's classic children's book "Where the Sidewalk Ends" helps to bring nursery innocence to the space. To add the finishing touches, air ducts and pendant lights were exposed to give the space an edgier look and a reading nook was created as a comfortable place to foster learning throughout this little boy's life.
Eclectic Bedroom with Bold, Black-and-White Focal Wall
Bold black and white wallpaper creates a dynamic focal point in this light-filled bedroom. Hung on just one wall, the wallpaper draws attention to the bed without overpowering the otherwise white-walled space. A vivid yellow headboard holds its own against the paper's strong pattern.
Black and White Bedroom With Cabinets and Work Station
Ultra-white, black-brown and sand tones transform a multipurpose room into a tranquil space that doubles as an at-home office and a cozy spot for guests to sleep. Accented by a muted tonal mix, the room's organic textures add visual depth.
A small lounge doubles as a guest room in this SoHo New York apartment. Bold artwork and accents give the neutral space an element of surprise, while a silver-plated tray with bar accessories adds style to entertaining guests.
On the shelf above the changing table, black storage containers make beauty items and swaddling cloths easily accessible. To give the space a finishing touch, a black and white piggy bank adds whimsy and personality to this unique boy's nursery.
The modern, minimalist design in this master bedroom space makes the room feel open and spacious, while elements such as the clean lines of the furniture, the black and white contrast and the marble floor helps to keep this master bedroom feeling clean and modern.
Black, White and Neutral Bedroom With Lush Furnishings
Sink into this clean, comfortable bedroom at the end of a long day and you're sure to feel relaxed almost immediately. The symmetrical look of the space — matching end tables and globe lamps are situated on either side of the room — adds to the visually soothing feel. Funky pillows and a faux fur throw add a modern element to the space, and the black accent wall makes the white elements in the room pop.