A Neon Color Palette

One of the reasons I picked this particular Room of the Week because it is a great example of using a piece of fabric to determine the color palette and design of the room.  The floral fabric used on the draperies and throw pillows is such a fun pattern with a great color combination of neon and dark colors.

This room offers a lot of tips on how to use bold or neon colors in a room, without it looking glaring or garish.  Here’s my take on how to put together a color palette using neon accent colors, and a few scenarios I designed to help prove the point.

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Scenario 1: Headboard | Chair | Lamp | Solid Pink Pillow | Floral Pillow
Scenario 2: Headboard | Chair | Lamp |Floral Pillow | Heart Pillow
Scenario 3: Headboard | Chair | Lamp | Solid Blue Pillow | Floral Pillow

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13 Ways to Dress a Window

The Room of the Week has the best window coverings.  Here’s a close-up of one of the windows:

windowcoveringcloseup copyLucy & Company, the design firm behind the Room of the Week, designs the coolest window coverings.  They are masters at using color, pattern and texture to draw your eye to the window in stunning ways.  Here are 12 different ways from their prolific portfolio for dressing windows in unique and functional ways.


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Piece de Resistance: The Statement Headboard

The extra-tall and sculptural headboard in the Room of the Week creates the perfect focal point for the room.  Playing with scale and shape is always a great way to create emphasis and command attention.

If you’re looking for a similar piece for a little girls room here are 15 eye-catching options.

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Just a heads up…#9 comes in four different colors and is the budget steal of the bunch at only $120!

I used the the same idea of creating a focal point headboard in my daughter’s room redo.  She’s had the same white headboard for years so I decided to paint it navy when she decided she chose the a new  navy, coral and mint color palette.  Her bedroom is quite small so the headboard really makes a huge statement in the room.  Here’s a peak…we’re still working on finishing up details before I show you the whole thing.

miasheadboard2I gold-leafed the little embellishment at the top for a little added sparkle.  And, here is the bed with a few pillows added.

miasheadboard3I’ll be back tomorrow to share some more favorites from this Room of the Week!

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The Anatomy of a Perfectly Patterned Bedroom

I’ve just passed my second blogging anniversary and my first anniversary of starting my design business…yahoo!  It’s been a lot of work and a lot of fun, and I hope in 10 years my portfolio is as overflowing with the amazing variety of stunning rooms as the portfolio of interior design firm Lucy & Company.

The pretty patterned Room of the Week is just one of at least 50 awesome kids rooms they’ve designed in a huge array of styles and color.  This design firm has such a talent for adding pattern and color to any style of room (seriously…check out their amazing portfolio if you haven’t clicked over yet…but head back here after!), and I can’t wait to dissect this darling girls room this week.

Here are my top 5 favorite design details in the room.

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I’m loving this jolt of color on this gray February day!  Meet you back here tomorrow.

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