These fabric hoops are an easy way to add pattern and color – and a healthy dose of country style – to your walls. Fabric swatches can easily be swapped out, making this a timeless and versatile craft.
Modern Nursery with Copper and Blue Sea Wallpaper and White Crib
The flowing copper illustration of fish and other deep sea creatures appealed to designer Keita Turner's clients in Brooklyn, N.Y., for their son’s nursery because of the pattern’s fun, whimsical and modern style. The Underwater World wallpaper is by Pattern People and from Hygge & West.
Horseshoes, saddles and cowboy attire decorate this transitional boy's nursery. Traditional white furnishings keep the space from feeling too dark and overly masculine. Designed by Emily Mackie of Inspired Interiors.
Soft pink walls carry into every detail of this sweet, contemporary nursery, from the bedding to the modern artwork to the petal-like blades of the ceiling fan. A magenta Roman shade is crisp at the window, and a heavy, blue velvet bergere grounds and balances the space.
Playful Midcentury Modern Nursery Features Gray Furnishings & Yellow Accents
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.
This nursery is full of energy from a backdrop of textures and layered patterns, creating a child-friendly space. The addition of a painted strip to the ceiling gives the baby something stimulating to look at while lying down in the crib