Get ready for a fun & feminine tour thanks to this bold pattern friendly home on our lifestyle blog today! Interior designer Abbe Fenimore of Studio Ten 25 practically defines bachelorette pad for her client with this glam, statement making project. It’s Carrie Bradshaw meets Aria in Pretty Little Liars – and that’s style we can get behind. As you scroll through the space Abbe will inspire you to incorporate unique accessories, plush texture, and a whole lot of wallpaper. We know you’ll love each room more than the last… so hop to it!
What was your inspiration for this project?
When we first started the design process, my client envisioned a tonal home with jewel-toned accents. This completely changed the moment she spotted the Christian Lacroix Butterfly Parade wallpaper. It motivated her to go for bold. We used the pattern as inspiration for the overall design, settling on a color palette of cobalt and emerald green with black accents to create a bold yet feminine look throughout.
Each room features so many unique details and bold color! How did you keep it cohesive?
Keeping each room balanced was definitely a challenge. After mixing and matching, we would pull out our favorite elements to use as a jumping off point for the design of the room. Once patterns were selected, we added in textural solids. In every home, especially a high impact home like this, it’s important to ensure coordination between rooms for overall cohesiveness. We wanted each room to have its own personality via a statement pattern or print, but needed to ensure that it was cohesive with the home’s design. The result was a home full of life, color, and pretty patterns.
3. We can’t help but notice all the fun wallpaper! What are your tips for using patterned wallpaper in ways both big and small?
This project definitely pushes the boundaries when it comes to the use of patterned wallpaper. The mix of patterns and textures adds a major “wow factor,” while creating a very personalized space for my client.
If you’re keen on using wallpaper, start the design process with it in mind. If it’s bold, keep it in check by pairing it with simple textures and basic pieces; focus on complementing the wallpaper without overwhelming the entire design. Balance is key in a space with bold wallpaper. It should feel as if it’s part of the space and work harmoniously with all elements.
Where are your favorite places to go for small decor and statement accessories?
I’ve been a major T.J. Maxx and HomeGoods fan for years! Besides the accessible price points, I love the challenge of finding something different each time I shop for a project.
When splurging is in order or I am on the hunt for something unique, I pop in to Mecox Gardens in Uptown Dallas. The store is styled to perfection. and the mix of pieces by local artists and designers is fabulous.
What room did you have the most fun designing?
The master bedroom was by far my favorite room to design. The Designers Guild Orangerie wallpaper on the ceiling is to-die-for, and I love that we were able to incorporate the pattern into upholstery on the ottoman. The gallery wall adds a tone of interest as it mixes pieces that my client already owned, plus a few new pieces that we mixed in. The room’s design is rounded out with the black glass dressers, black lacquered bed, and stunning pink agate lamps, which add the classic girly-glam look that my client wanted from the get-go.
Katie Black Glass Chests, Pink Agate Pillows, Zanadoo Brass Chandelier, Lola Quartz Side Table, Designer’s Guild Orangerie Wallpaper, Pillows, Bed, Duvet, Glamazon Pink Agate Lamps, White Lacquer Nightstand