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Posts Tagged ‘floral’

Wonderful in Wallpaper


Wallpaper is the perfect remedy for the plain wall.  A stunning statement whether it is hung in a large or small space, wallpaper can look conservative and traditional or cool and contemporary.  Look for prints that are monochromatic or incorporate just two or three contrasting colors for a modern look.  Graphic, geometric prints are a bold, youthful look while more organic, floral designs are perfect for a classically elegant look.  While smaller repeats are often easier on the eye, a large scale mural wallpaper can be absolutely striking in the proper context.  Whether it is the dining room or the powder room, the living room or the foyer, wallpaper can make a fantastic impression in a room.

Photo: My Home Ideas

Photo: House Beautiful

Photo: Elle Decor

Photo: House Beautiful

Photo: My Home Ideas

Photo: House Beautiful

Photo: House Beautiful

Photo: House Beautiful

 

Lake Home Before and After


Color can transform and brighten a room from a blank, dark space into a cheerful retreat.  In this lake house, the before and after photos drive this point home.  The house had great bones with nice detailing in the moldings and built-ins, however it needed something bright to give it personality and a sense of joy.

In the bedroom, a calming neutral provides the perfect backdrop for the classic yet energetic pink and green fabrics.  The drapery draws the eye upwards and makes the ceiling seem higher, while the window covering and seat cushion in the built-in makes the view out the windows pop.  With the pink and green floral and stripes, this room has completely rid itself of its bland beginnings and become a place where one has to be in a happy mood.

Down Bed 1A

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The deep red, dark drapery and large chandelier were dragging the dining room down and creating a heavy atmosphere.  While taking out a chandelier in a dining room may not seem to be the tradition choice, it lightens the room and makes the rustic farmhouse table the focus.  The removal of the drapery and the deep robin’s egg blue give the room a youthful, fresh look.  The four pots of grass are an unexpected touch to the table setting.

Dining 2

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