PLAYFUL ROOM INSPIRATION
I’m a fan of color. Although my style is becoming more simplistic and neutral as I get older, I’m still drawn to great patterns and bold colors. It’s not always easy to incorporate bright or pastel colors without looking childlike. I’ve pulled together a few of my favorite colorful spaces that inspire me to experiment a little more with pattern and color.
Seagrass rug, tulip table, palm fabric, paisley shades, overhanging light, and pink walls look terrible on paper, but are visibly pleasing in this space. There is so much going on, but it all works. I don't know if I could ever paint a wall pink, but this room is starting to sway me.
I've been longing for these textured woven wallhangings. The layering and variety of colors in these weavings are perfect. They create a nice soft contrast to the intricate details on the fireplace and ceiling.
Playful entrance using Julia Rothman's Daydream wallpaper. I find the mix of patterns, styles, and color in this space very appealing. It's not something I would normally select but it works. The architecture of the house is traditional, but the finishes reflect the owner's personality.
Me love this wall. I am a sucker for chinoiserie themes and wallpaper, and instead of subtle colors this paper pulls out all the stops. In order for the paper to take center stage, all of the other finishes and furniture are simplistic.
A modern take on the pastel. It's used sparingly but curated and balanced with lots of white and gray.The slipcovered casual furniture helps to soften and add warmth to an otherwise stark space.
I've pulled together a few furniture pieces for an imaginary colorful dining space. By starting with the rug, it sets the tone and makes it easy to select the other pieces. Since the rug is traditional in pattern, I layered a marble topped tulip table and a modern light above. When mixing patterns it's a good idea to use a variety of scale and shapes. I used a striped wallpaper on the wall, and an abstract painting by Clare Elsaesser.