Photo Gallery: Graphic Rooms
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This custom, Jackson Pollock inspired wallpaper was created by Porter Teleo for celebrity designer Kelly Wearstler. “I designed it to look like art work,” says Kelly, author of the book, Hue. “Between the graphic and linear carpet runner and the organic wall covering, the balance is really cool.”
Fashion Magazine’s fashion editor at large, Susie Sheffman, chose accents in citrus hues to make her all-white dining room warm and inviting. Susie made the geometric art by cutting the centres out of prints, then framing both the cutouts and the borders. We love a great DIY!
A high-impact black and white area rug adds visual interest to this neutral dining room. It complements the streamlined, modern furniture and adds punch to a hardwood floor without overwhelming the space.
Christie Smythe, one of the creative minds behind Canadian label Smythe, chose an edgy black and white palette for her informal living room. The dark pieces that anchor the room are offset by grey and cream pillows in a geometric pattern, and shots of hot pink. The result is a fun, energized space that plays host to Smythe’s friends and family.
This living room strikes the perfect balance between clean and mod, and warm and inviting. Modern art and bright yellow and orange accents play off the sleek, sparse architecture, like the glass and stone fireplace wall. The bright, geometric area rug lends the room a youthful exuberance.
Is it any surprise that Fashion Magazine’s fashion editor at large, Susie Sheffman, based the colour scheme for her house on an accessory? The editor’s favourite brown, orange and yellow Miu Miu belt served as the inspiration behind this graphic living room. A white fireplace, cabinets, rug and Eames lounge chair puts the mod, colourful accessories in the spotlight.
The owner of this B.C. home, Scott Steacy, was inspired by the mod glamour of the 1960s — in particular a Chanel suit that belonged to his mother. “It was white with black embroidery…the ultimate fashion palette,” says Steacy. Clean lines and pops of yellow make for a fresh, modern interpretation of a bygone era.
The crisp geometric print of a Milo Baughman chair and the soft tones in the abstract painting give this principal bedroom a bold aesthetic. The white, brown and chartreuse colour combination keeps things fresh but understated.
While there are more shades of green than any other colour in the spectrum, classic kelly green is a particularly pretty choice for interiors, where it mingles effortlessly with everything from brights to whites. In this bedroom, painting trim the same verdant hue as the wallpaper’s graphic trellis pattern produces a more decorated look, while strategic hits of black add urban polish.
See more rooms with colourful painted trims in our photo gallery.