Friday, January 21, 2011

Go for the Bold

Traditional Home

Pattern and color are two things that will draw the eye into a room. For the brave at heart, make it bold.   


Below is a bold pattern in pink for Pink Saturday. Have a happy one at How Sweet the Sound
Traditional Home

Bold patterns have been around for years.  Remember when?
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Snazzy, huh? Ok, that is even painful for me to post.  But look at the fabric pattern.  Would that not be ever so stylish in a smaller dose?

A little bit goes a long ways.
Whether it's a rug, pillow, headboard, artwork, decor piece, light fixture, wall or window treatment or a single piece of furniture - look at how a bold pattern will capture your attention and cause you to focus longer on the space.


House Beautiful
House Beautiful
Beatrice Banks
Martha Stewart


Veranda

A few more pops of pink for Pink Saturday with the pillows, artwork, and books. But the rug is the real attention getter in this show stopping room.


Even a neutral palette is more interesting with bold graphics.
Coastal Living

Martha Stewart


Coastal Living


My Home Ideas.com

Veranda

I would like to thank all of you sweet friends who leave comments and browse my blog.  In appreciation, I'd like to start featuring some of your blogs on here.  If you'd like to be featured, please let me know in a comment or at bbanks411@gmail.com.  It would be an honor to showcase your wonderful blog on B's.  
Step right up and...
"B" bold!

44 comments:

laxsupermom said...

I love these bold patterns! I've been amassing a really fun collection of bold patterned fabric from the remnant bin to make some pillows. I could see the pattern used in that 70s room looking great in a (single)pillow. Thanks for sharing these inspiration pics.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Oh my these rooms you showed are amazing! I would love to be featured on your blog!

Jillian said...

My favorite of course, are the ones that feature a bit of pink! And I liked the soft neutral and the light blue...

You're welcome to feature me anytime! :-)

Jillian
Bella Rosa Antiques

Angie said...

I found your blog today through Pink Saturday and so glad I did! love these photos but my favorites have to be the last two because I love the brown and white combination. Just simply elegant with a touch of warmth.

Angie
Linen + Verbena

Donnie said...

If my style was anywhere other than my imagination I would have loved to be featured but unfortunately I run more like that psychedelic couch with the matching jumpsuit. Hah....

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Feature away, my dear!

Seriously, your bold design holds its own with Martha, Coastal Living, Veranda, etc.... Great post and thanks for putting your own touch in with these greats...

Bisous,
Genie

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love all the pretty bold color accents. So fun to see. However, the last picture is more me and something I can live with day to day. Great post. Love it.
Thanks also for your input with my guest bedroom hunt theme. You mentioned you would like a riding hat and boots. I found mine on ebay very reasonable. $10 for the English Velvet riding hat and $15 for the English tall riding boots. You might check it out. Hugs, Marty

vintage vine said...

Tammy,
Going bold is calling my name...thanks for the inspiration.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I have two red sofas in my living room and I like lots of bold pillows on them! Great pics! ♥

Blondie's Journal said...

I am more of floral girl, but some of these patterns are fantastic. Never much of a fan of lime green in decor either, but the 2 images with it are really neat! Thanks for sharing!

XO,
Jane

classic • casual • home said...

Pattern is great...it's combining them that is not always easy. I loved this post.
Mary Ann

Donna said...

I like anything Coastal Living shows,...also Martha Stewart! But the "My Home Ideas.com" was really pretty too...great rooms!!!

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

I love that green kitchen...that is about as bold as I can get. I need soft and restful...
Jil

Deb {Confessions of an Ugly Mom} said...

I've been basement 24/7, so I've had little time to comment (in fact, I'm up here getting a glass of water before I start painting the walls), but just wanted to say I the inspiration pictures were great. If I can get the walls done tonight, we can start laying the floor tomorrow, which means hopefully I'll be using this inspiration SOON!!!!!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Now this post is full of true pink perfection! So very lovely.

We did a whole flea market booth of pink accents.
Come take a peek:

http://metislinens.blogspot.com

Have a wonderful weekend!

Anita said...

Great examples of patterns! I see that even one piece can make a difference.

And was that the "snazzy" pic the 1970s? It'll be back. LOL

Anita said...

Oh, forgot to say - If there is ever a post of mine that that somehow relates to what you need, feel free to use it. I can't imagine what it would be, but you are kind to offer the "publicity" to your readers. :)

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm sooooo lovin' that GREEN kitchen!!!!

Blessings,
Linda

The Inspired Nest said...

Thanks for the eye candy! I am drooling over that green kitchen. Yum! The neutral palette with the stripes speaks to me too!

I would love to be featured on your blog!
Lacy

She'sSewPretty said...

I love bold colors! That turquoise wall accent is so pretty! I've been accused of decorating my home like an Easter egg but I love it.
Happy Pink Saturday!

Heather said...

What great images! My favorite was the green kitchen with the gingham ceiling. Fantastic!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Beautiful pictures - er, except the one! :)

Jennifer~My Vintage Bliss said...

Hi i am your newest follower:0) great pictures above ~ the green kitchen is amazing!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love your blog and would enjoy being featured by you. My style isn't bold though!

Denise@alloverroses said...

These rooms are amazing each with their own style! Thanks for sharing these...I love looking!
Denise

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Tammy, thanks so much for stopping by and saying hi~ love the bolds..especially the wall with the grandfather clock, wow for some reason that really pops out at me..I wish I had a wall like that to display my grandfather clock!

Have a great weekend!

Barb

Diann said...

Lots of imagination used in these rooms. It's fun to just check out all the different styles!

From The Heart said...

All the rooms are fabulous.I love your blog.
Love,
Shirley

Cindy said...

Hello sweet B,
I love all of your images today, especially the photo of the bold red in your living room. The orange and brown bedroom is lovely and the Martha Stewart kitchen is very sweet. You have shown me though, how a bold color can bring some interest to a neutral color scheme. Thanks for such an interesting post.
Love and hugs, Cindy

Sally Lee by the Sea said...

What a beautiful selection of rooms - great patterns and many bring back great memories of my childhood!

Happy Pink Saturday!! :O)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday Tammy Sweetie...
Oh my gosh what a beautiful share today. You went wild sweet one. I love it.

That black and white room with the pink stool. L-O-V-E, love it. Does that say "Happy" or what?

And that little girls room. How elegant and fun it is. I love the headboard, along with the turquoise walls. What a beautiful contrast. It is so elegant. A dream for any little girl.

I have the perfect place for that grandfather clock. I can hear it chiming already. How gorgeous that is.

Have a gorgeous weekend sweetie. Thank you so much for sharing today. I have so enjoyed my visit. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm too timid to be bold! But I sure do admire those that can pick bold colors for their walls and striking patterns for their furniture fabric. I play it safe every time!
Happy Pink Saturday,
Carol

Cat & Cricket said...

OMG!! that creamy sea blue bedroom.. but that PINK with the turquoise back ground!!! I WANT IT!!
Love your post....again!
Cricket

Kaye - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

Bold and beautiful, indeed. My favorite was the bedroom set with the child sitting on it. Perfect for grandparents who's grandchildren visit occasionally. A bed for company, and a library the rest of the time. Delightful. And lovely for Pink Saturday. :)

Tiffanee said...

I just can't help but love those bold colors and patterns. Thanks for brightening my day.

Cathy said...

I enjoyed all your pretty pictures. Thanks for visiting me today. Blessings ~

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh that pantsuit made me chuckle. The green is just lovely though.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Leann said...
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Leann said...

My life is so full of bold - huge flowered wallpaper is on every wall in our downstairs. Love the pink background with the little cutie on the daybed.

Leann

Sherry said...

I am planning to do something bold for me, I will be finishing my new bold curtains for my livingroom. It will be quite a change but I am so excited. I will post about the bold transformation soon.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Love the color!! and thank you for joining my followers....I am your newest follower as well. Would consider it an honor to be featured on your beautiful blog......
xo,jana

Molly said...

I love that green kitchen, but what amazes me is how perfectly YOUR home blends in with all those "magazine" photos. Stunning, really. I so appreciate you stopping by my little tiny blog and asking me to follow you---you got some skills, girl! I will gladly and eagerly be following you along!!

Angela McInnis said...

I am so tickled to have found your blog...it's lovely. I have been strolling through your site today and have loved every minute! Please, visit me when you have a moment..I'd appreciate your thoughts.
Angela

http://amcinnisartworks.blogspot.com

Zane Wooder said...

I'm always impressed by people that can make the color purple work in their home. That is such a risky color and didn't always work.

-Zane of ontario honey