By Ayn-Monique Tetreault-Rooney Klahre
Add Some Pizazz
Often, all you have to do is add something unique to a room in order to spice up the decor. And, Ty Pennington has found just the things to do the job. From a circus-themed chair to Indian-inspired throw pillows, click through to check out some of his favorite decorating finds.
Perfect SetDefined by an overscale border and vibrant colors, these Raffia Appliqué Placemats bring a fun, versatile touch to a summer table. Tone them down with white place settings, or add a floral pattern in a contrasting hue to mix it up. Shown in Yellow and Kelly. $40 for set of four.
What could be more summery than these citrus-print Juicy glasses from Sagaform? Fill them with ice-cold lemonade to cap off a lazy afternoon, or with milk to perk you up first thing in the morning. $35 for set of four; 800-624-4034, Halls.com for store locations
Made in the Shade
These Neon+Squared curtain rings add a unique twist to modern window treatments-and offer an unexpected way to add color. Pair the Blue Concentrate with a crisp white curtain, or let the Orange Concentrate peek out over dove gray panels. Shown in Green Concentrate, Red Concentrate, Blue Concentrate, Orange Concentrate and Purple Concentrate. $50 for set of 12; 212-729-3313, Kontextur.com
What a Zoo!
Vibrant circus-print upholstery enlivens the traditional silhouette of the charming Easton chair. Add the chair to a neutral living room to spunk it up, or tuck it into a corner of a bedroom to create a cheerful reading nook. Upholstered in Cirque Linen, $1,574; CRLaine.com for store locations
The spunky colors of the C.C.F.C. Collection pillows will spice up a sofa or bed. The pattern, reminiscent of a handkerchief, is striking but not too sweet, a nice compromise for a his-and-hers space. Shown in Carmine Rose, Bachelor Blue and Living Coral. $40 each; 647-343-1564, OmHome.com
Created by British fashion designers Chris Brooke and Bruno Basso, Alphabet wallpaper will add a note of high style to your home. It's graphic and modern, but the muted hues keep the overall effect subdued. $60 per double roll; GrahamBrown.com
Made of durable melamine, these fresh dishes are good for indoor or outdoor use-and look a lot more stylish than plain ol' paper plates for your next barbecue. The aqua and teal combo is totally beachy, and the citrusy green colorway is lively and bright. Stripes (shown in Blue) and Acapulco (shown in Green), $10 each for salad plate; 877-287-1910, JonathanAdler.com
Seat of Honor
Crafted in Australia, these super-cool, eco-friendly Zaishu accents are made of sustainable Hoop pine, printed with water-based inks and can be easily assembled without glue or hardware. Use it as a seat or side table-and expect it to be a conversation piece. Shown in Antique Kimono and Japanese Koi. $365 each; 404-287-0547, DesignsAbroad.com for store locations
Use the dishwasher-safe Vine canisters for anything from food to office supplies. The airtight melamine vessels provide a fun way to get organized-and are cute enough to be left on display. $36 for set of three; FrenchBull.com