Since we’re still in 4th of July celebration mode with this added gift of a federal holiday today, I thought it timely to share some design examples that add big bang impact (with not actual fireworks). The first are appropriately red, blue and patriotic..
I first saw this photo in a Patriotic Interiors ideabook on Houzz. I really like how elements considered traditional, such as a claw foot tub and floral wallpaper can look modern with the bold use of unexpected color.
Here’s what others had to say:
1) kathrynv writes, ” I love the combination of vintage and modern design used in this bathroom. The bright red tub has a vintage feel to it but it’s also bold. The same could be said of the wallpaper which reminds us of days gone by but as an updated feel to it…”
2) timothydecluedesign writes, “This toile wallpaper makes quite a statement with the red clawfoot tub.”
3) kitpollard, describes the, “red bathtub is certainly bold but the room isn’t scary. The floral wallpaper softens the whole look…”
4) becky says, “Don’t let a small space stop you from going big with design. This red wallpaper and clawfoot are totally unexpected and lend scads of personality to this bathroom.”
When I first created our Flower Power design, I hadn’t thought of doing it in red, but that might be a vibrant option:
Since my next design, after the Gulf Coast Mural project, is faux glass tiles, this image caught my eye.
While we’re on bathrooms, here’s a fun little side note contest to vote for your favorite public restroom.
If you’re wondering how to use all those left over flag napkins, here are some place setting ideas from nyclq on Houzz. I really like the creative use of the scallop and starfish — bringing the beach into play — and since we have these as Casart mural elements.
Big Bang decorating doesn’t have to be red white or blue, it can be with any bold, unexpected use of color. Interior designer, Mary McDonald demonstrates this with a pink, orange and white palette. As House Beautiful’s Orli Ben-Dor comments below, “This L.A. designer isn’t afraid of color, pattern, anything…not even a tented bedroom.” Personally, I’m particularly keen on the “playful” use of faux bois fabric on the side stools in orange.