Pops of Mustard Yellow in Playful, Midcentury Modern 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), 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.
Blue Gray Midcentury Modern Sitting Room With Plush Sectional, Retro Inspired Coffee Table and Patterned Rug
Bare walls give a simple, stylish look to this living room design. A midcentury modern wood coffee table sits over a cream patterned area rug. The blue-gray sectional fits the corner of the room maximizing available floor space. A wood cabinet serving as the entertainment center perfectly compliments the wood stain of the coffee table and chair.
Thirteen Foot Multipurpose Island Provides Ample Space
A 13' long island with a kitchen sink, prep sink, dishwasher and microwave provides plenty of space to prep, cook and clean on one side, while a breakfast bar provides seating for five on the other side for eating and entertaining.
The pendants in the foyer were carefully chosen both to stand up to the scale of the high ceilings and seamlessly mesh with the home's midcentury modern roots. The artwork on the back wall is made up of yarn-like designs that add depth to the space.
Midcentury Modern Eat In Kitchen With Small Red Accents Over Gray Walls and Stainless Steel Bar Stools
This kitchen has performs double duty as a cooking space and dining area. Sleek vintage swivel counter stools provide seating along the counter. Small red details create an accent throughout the room agains the charcoal gray walls and cool toned design.
The modern, gray sofa and chairs are ideal for conversation in this sleek sitting room, complete with warm wood paneling on the ceiling overhead. Crisp curtains drape alongside of sliding glass doors and draw the eye to the picturesque pool views.
Eat In Bar, Built in Cabinetry and Stainless Steel Appliances in Small Gray Kitchen
This design embraces the size of this kitchen and the asymmetry of the built-in cabinetry by staining some of the cabinets a deep espresso color and leaving the cabinets on the primary wall (with stove and microwave) in a lighter maple. A fun touch visible in this photo is that the end of the peninsula is painted in chalkboard paint. Red accents, including a large clock, add pops of color throughout the space.
Midcentury Modern Kitchen With Thick Quartz Countertop
This midcentury modern kitchen features a large island with a 3" thick white quartz countertop, unique pendant lights to ground the island, full cabinet height hardware and a mix of wood-grain and gray cabinetry.