A Fayetteville home designed by Harper Howey Interiors is full of color and style and this teen girls’ hangout is no exception. Navy and pink make for a preppy and fun color palette. Imperial Trellis wallpaper by Schumacher creates a whimsical accent wall, while a bright magenta ceiling offers girlish glamour. Paired with a white, tree-inspired table by Stray Dog Designs, two upholstered, high-back chairs from Lighting Emporium provide additional pattern and coordinate with the design. What’s your favorite part of this colorful room? Read the full story online or find a copy of the June issue on newsstands.
From associate editor Paulette Pearson: “I don’t know where this is, but I want to be there.” (“Wednesday pretties” from Fabulous K)
From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “Discovered a new blog last week, because the blogger discovered us and commented on our last Friday Favorites. It’s a fabulous Brazilian blog, with beautiful big images…and if you venture over, you’ll be treated to the sounds of samba as well!” (“House in Denmark” from Casa Tres Chic)
From editorial intern Taylor Bowers: “I completely love the use of dark and light as contrasting elements. I would never have expected black painted walls to be so elegant, but the creams and whites give the room a beautiful look. This color palette could easily be adjusted for different seasons, too, with the addition of colorful elements.” (“Black & Poole” from Desire to Inspire)
From assistant art director Laura LaRue: “I am loving chevron too! Those napkins… those plates…those cakes! Love how it is so simple but can add so much to any setting. Happy Friday!” (“Mad About Chevron” from The Wedding Post of Arkansas)
From art director Mandy Keener: “This is magical! I would so use this for a summer picnic…” (“Serious colors” from White Tapestry)
From account executive Catherine Barron: “I just love a great weekend project and this idea sounds easy and not real time consuming. Â And to top it off it looks fabulous in the end! Â What a great idea for something old around the house to give it a new punch or for a great find at garage sale or flea market!” (“Before and after: Bright summery chair makeovers” from Design*Sponge)
From account executive Catherine Barron: “This makes me want to hang out in a barn and find some antlers to paint and hang up!” (“A simple kind of life” from Birch + Bird)
From associate editor/online editor Paulette Pearson: “Where art and architecture meet, you’ll find beauty like this! These vaulted ceilings are incredibly beautiful; would love to hang them as prints on a wall in my home.” (“Fall favorites” from Apartment 34)
From marketing coordinator Megan Lindsey: “”I always see these wooden pallets lying around. They usually get thrown out or put away because they’ve been used to either move or ship something. This is a beautiful and innovative way to use them! The possibilities are endless…they can be used as a headboard, coffee table, or a floating shelf, like you see here. Cool idea! Happy Friday everyone!” (“Pallet shelving” from Amanda Carver Designs)
From account executive Stevi Jackson: “I came across this post while looking for something a little different to replace my coffee table. What a great sampling of functional pieces!!” (“Get the look: Poufs” from Style Carrot)
From assistant art director/special projects editor Laura LaRue: “I know chevron is everywhere, but I really like how bold and fun this room is. Why would anyone want a boring plain room after seeing this!” (“Falling for chevron” from Keisha Cory)
From editor in chief Diane Carroll: “Fashion week in NY and some cooler weather has us thinking fall fashion (plus our own fashion photo shoots), and of course we’re always thinking homes. This fun post captured just what was going on in our heads this week. Love the colors!” (“Kate Spade Fall 2011” from Zesty Nest)
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