Oh, now here is a room dressed for the season! Happy, cheerful colors mixed with lots of white and seagrass flooring create a most inviting sunroom from a space that was once a porch.
For years Lindsey Ellis Beatty, Decorating Editor at Southern Living, welcome people into her home from an unfinished space. But once she got around to tackling the room she wished to create a room with a "wow" factor when opening the door for guests.
Fabrics play a big role, with an approach of mixing rather than matching fabric patterns in pink, turquoise and chartreuse.
She hung paintings of artist Michelle Armas (a favorite artist of ours at House of Fifty, featuring her work and blog in a recent issue). And it's always a fun look when adding a sculptural item alongside works of art.
To make it all work Lindsey keep the walls, flooring and bigger furniture pieces free of pattern.
Classic figurine lamps paired with modern vases, all in white they work together well.
Make pattern mixes work by varying scale, carrying a similar color or two throughout and throwing in a solid.
Complete with a "butler's table" tucked away in the corner, this room is ready to welcome guests!
Lindsey's Tips on Adding the Wow Factor via Southern Living:
1. Don't be afraid to be daring: "I kept a picture of my curtain fabric pinned in my office for a year, wondering if I had the guts to use it in such abundance. Now I have no regrets."
2. Give pink a chance: "I wanted a room that was bold but pretty. Pink is more universal than you might think. Its various shades complement a wide range of other colors."
3. Mix in white: "I always go back to white. It helps separate and highlight fabrics so a room feels cleaner and fresher. I love how color and pattern pop against a blank slate."
4. Blend fabrics fearlessly: "Combine fabrics that have the same color intensity. These brights work well together because they also share a similar funky and fun attitude."