When I saw this room on Martha, it brought a smile to my face. There is so much in this room to love. Hopefully it brings a smile to your face too, on this Valentine's Day. Smooches. :)
WHY IT WORKS:
Color. What a great palette! Yellow, apricot, and white.
Architectural detail. The use of sawn balusters is genius! (BTW... I didn't know what sawn balusters were, after some research... they are the decorative pieces used mostly for porch railings. Here's a good resource.)
Graphic patterns. I'm partial to bold graphics, particularly classic lines that won't go out of style.
Yelllow. I love a yellow room, but you do have to be careful with the shade you choose. I haven't been able to get yellow quite right. As with any color, it's best to do a test patch of it, no matter how sure you are of the color. I tried yellow walls for my sons' room and I had to have the whole room repainted. It was so bright, I could hardly walk in! If you have a yellow you like, my advice is to go one shade lighter and always do a test. It's worth it!
White. Anytime you use a bold color or pattern in a room, temper it with white. And have the white spread throughout the room. It's easy to do with paint on millwork and ceilings and through furniture.
Architectural detail. Man, I'm loving those sawn balusters. Just beautiful! If we didn't already have wainscotting in our home, I'd really consider this. I'd do it contrasted with a nice, dark gray wall. If you're renovating, I'd definitely consider this look.
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