From the use of bold and bright pattern to walls painted in zesty colors, these joyful designs will make your home happier.
1. Welcoming Entry
A strong color-Benjamin Moore's Fresno-keeps the mudroom of this New Jersey home by designer Mona Ross Berman alive. Bright accessories and a yellow light fixture add warmth to the room. The anchor pillow is by Jonathan Adler.
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2. Mix of Patterns
For a Wisconsin lake cottage, designer Carleton Varney mixed pattern gaily and deftly. The sofa is covered in Lysette Reverse in magenta from China Seas, with pillows in pink-and-white Lysette and green-and-white Lysette. The walls are painted Farrow & Ball's Calamine.
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3. Lively Red Accents
Red chairs and a wall accessory add the perfect amount of punch to this white dining room in Bridgehampton, New York by design consultant Ellen O'Neill. The walls are painted Benjamin Moore's Linen White. Red chairs from Design Within Reach. Curtain fabric by Les Indiennes.
Plus: A Hamptons Cottage
4. Idyllic Color
For the dining room of her Los Angeles home, designer Ruthie Sommers choose an eclectic palette. Penny Morrison fabric is on the front of the dining chairs and a Claremont floral is on the back. Rug from Melrose Carpet.
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5. Radiant Living Room
The energetic colors of this South Carolina living room by designer Angie Hranowski set the tone for the whole house. Walls are painted Persian Pink by Porter. A Crate & Barrel sofa with a custom linen slipcover is paired with a vintage chair in yellow silk. The red stool's fabric is Herbert's Carnation Weave, David Hicks by Ashley Hicks for Lee Jofa.
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6. Bright Red
The antique rug inspired the vibrant palette in this euphoric New York apartment by designer Miles Redd. Walls are sheathed in Cuba Libre linen by Stark; the velvet-covered Climate sectional is from Dune. A Venetian mirror reflects a Warhol hanging above a flat-screen TV.
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7. Playful Window Seat
A window seat in this California bungalow designed by Krista Ewart is warm and welcoming. The fabric covering the stools is Small White Dots on black by Sevenberry.
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8. Bold Foyer
The entry of a late-19th-century house in Brooklyn by designer Jonathan Berger is a showstopper, with walls in an uplifting pink-Benjamin Moore's Razzle Dazzle. The table and side chair are Louis XV, and the mirror is 18th-century Italian.
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9. Striking Bath
Glass tiles from Waterworks line the walls and floor in the guest bathroom of this California home by designer Jay Jeffers. The amber stripes break up the space and add a note of whimsy. The pair of sinks are from Waterworks. Deco mirrors from Pottery Barn.
Related: A Bold California House
10. Joyful Dining Room
Blocks of bright color-on the chair seats and pillows-lend the dining room by designer Todd Klein a playful air. It was opened to the kitchen to create a larger, more convivial space to cook, entertain, read, nap, and bask in the light. A French farm table and whitewashed English Regency chairs sit on a Madeline Weinrib rug from ABC Carpet & Home.
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