Photo By: Houlihan Lawrence, a member of Luxury Portfolio International
Open Plan Kitchen With Small Dining Area and Corner Office
This open plan kitchen features sleek white cabinets paired with a gray marble countertop and polished concrete floors. The ample space allows room for a small breakfast nook with a round table and several dining chairs, in addition to a convenient corner home office.
Sitting Area in Gray and Navy Nursery With Cookie Monster DJ
This sitting area, part of a gray and navy nursery, features a white midcentury modern dresser, a gray midcentury modern armchair, a blue X-base side table, navy blue curtains, and a painting of Cookie Monster as a DJ.
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.
Dark Midcentury Modern Living Room With White Furniture
The warm navy, cream and raspberry colors in this living room work together to create an inviting midcentury modern look. The cream shag rug grounds the space, and windows treatments make the room feel more intimate.
This bedroom gets a sophisticated look from midcentury modern furnishings. The focal point of the room is a large circular drum ceiling light with dangling prisms that shines light on the bed with a nail head upholstered headboard.
Midcentury Gray and Yellow Living Room With Glass Table
Designers used a centralized fireplace to split up this open concept floor into two living areas, a family room and this more formal living room. Vintage furnishings set a chic midcentury mood. The sofa is by Kagan.
Midcentury Modern Nursery With Whale-Patterned Wallpaper
Taupe walls, a bright blue glider and lime green accents balance the black in this dark nursery. Bold black-and-white whale-patterned wallpaper creates a bold focal wall, which is broken up by a solid black dresser.
This gray and white midcentury living room has an open beam ceiling that gradually slopes down to outer glass walls. Furnishings are kept spare but striking: a gray leather sectional, lime green chair and vibrant wavy striped rug.