If you follow this blog, you know I’m a fan of color. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good neutral design, but I always find myself drawn to deep, saturated hues. And my picks for the best of The Spring 2017 One Room Challenge are no different!
As always, there were lots of great reveals from all the participating bloggers, but two rooms in particular stood out for me. Both have a modern bohemian vibe and feature a mix of old and new pieces, and of course lots of color. Not too different from my favorite from last year!
First up is this fun and bright dining room by Dabito, a New Orleans-based designer and photographer, who writes Old Brand New. You have to check out his site for the before pictures to see what a transformation paint and a great accessories made to this space.
My favorite detail in the space is his addition of the chair rail and moldings, which really elevates this from a plain white box to a elegant design. He’s created a good balance for the vibrant yellow, using lots of white on the trim, artwork and fixtures. The green chairs also help to contrast against all the warm tones.
I love this view from Dabito’s living room. The cool archway really frames the dining room and the colors pull you in.
And how utterly fabulous is the Jonathan Adler chandelier?! The touch of brass helps give the room a more formal vibe and the black ties together with the chair legs and picture frames.
This man is definitely not afraid of color! The original artwork does a great job tying everything together, even the little touch of turquoise in the lamp. This is fun, modern eclectic style done perfectly.
Next up is this amazing space by Andy and Candis from Old Home Love (a great blog and HGTV show). They did a spectacular job renovating their master suite in their historic home in Utah. I’m a fan of anyone who has an antique chandelier in their bedroom!
The color palette is unexpected – moss green, coral, red and yellow – but somehow works wonderfully. How pretty is their bedroom with the small canopy above the bed? It’s a very traditional method to use the same fabric throughout a room, but here it feels contemporary and fresh.
More antique goodness with the embroidery art.
The dark, mossy green pairs so well with bright coral in the adjoining sitting/desk area. They used the same curtain fabric in both rooms to help create a cohesive design. At first look one wouldn’t think this fabric would work with the coral but yet it’s spot on!
Another great chandelier and metallic touches, including a subtle wallpaper on the ceiling to add depth. This room is a lesson in electric design, mixing antique, vintage and new pieces to give a collected feel to the space. The coffee table and light fixture keep the room from getting to granny-like!
It would be such a wonderful room to enjoy coffee in the morning or read a good book before bed in the evening. Candice and Andy have seven (!!!) kids so I’m sure they are delighted to have a grown-up space to themselves. Here you can see the two rooms together – lots of fabulous color done really well.
Would you be brave enough in your home to use these colors?? I say go for it and remember you can always paint over it if it doesn’t work!