To give the open space just off the entry a purpose, yet keep the center of the area open for traffic flow in and out of this apartment, two pairs of ready-made bookshelves purchased from an office supply store were placed back-to-back to act as room dividers. On one side, a private office is separated from the formal dining space and family room on the other side. The apartment's walls were painted peacock blue, which helps the walls recede so that accents of white and apple green stand out.
A bright, boldly patterned rug mixes with other colorful textiles to anchor the dining area of this eclectic courtyard. A large-scale, two-toned globe pendant hangs above to light up the space. The patio’s wood structure is lined with mesh screening that filters light and provides privacy.
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.
Whether you can paint your walls or not, you can always embrace color and pattern through your furnishings. Use rugs, textiles and furniture to create a dynamic home no matter how long you live there. "Choose colors that are on the opposite sides of the color wheel to ensure they balance each other," says designer Emily Henderson.
This bedroom, one of three in the home, mixes its Victorian roots with colorful, eclectic details like the rainbow rug and dark purple ceiling. A curlicue metal bed holds court from the middle of the room.
Clean modern forms are the defining element in this room, with a sleek sectional and Milo Baughman-inspired chairs combined with minimalist white cabinetry. The brightly colored Ikat-patterned rug was the inspiration for the palette which includes pink, yellow and blue. The focal fireplace wall has a gray-and-white faux finish and a large round nickel-framed mirror over the mantel.
Cozy, Eclectic Living Room From Sarah Sees Potential
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dated, drafty living room into a cozy and contemporary retreat with plenty of room to entertain. Sarah filled the space with vintage metallic accents and streamlined modern furniture for a cozy, eclectic feel. A large patterned rug ties the room together and adds warmth and interest to the new hardwood floors.