The patterned tile wall in this powder room is a bit different, and the homeowners wanted a unique focal wall to give the space more drama. In this small space, tile goes a long way. If you have perfectly intact flooring, consider adding a tiled element to the walls.
Black cabinets and drawers make a striking contrast against the white walls and kitchen island. Classic architectural details, like elegant columns and crown molding, combine with contemporary elements, such as the bubble pendant lights, to create a transitional chef's kitchen that is truly the heart of the home.
"U"-Shaped Kitchen Provides Counter Space and Casual Seating to the Home
The "U"-shaped kitchen cabinets provide plenty of counter space while giving definition to the kitchen space, separating it from the rest of the first floor. The barstools give the space a casual dining option but are also in close proximity to the dining space, so they could also serve as an extension of the home's dining area.
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.
This attic bathroom has all the graphic drama of an M.S. Escher print, thanks to its geometric black-and-white tile floor. To keep the focus on that pattern, the rest of the room is simple: white backsplash, round mirror and a floating wood vanity.
Eclectic Living Room With Piano and Black and White Floral Wallpaper
This lively living room features two yellow midcentury modern armchairs positioned on either side of a traditional piano. The accent wall is covered in black and white floral wallpaper, while a faux fur stool sits in front of the piano, adding a fun touch. Potted plants provide a bit of natural decor.
The designers of this morning room started with a simple black-and-white color scheme, then added visual interest by mixing patterns and textures. Sleek contemporary furnishings bring a lightness to the space.