Saturday, April 12, 2014

Taking the Upstairs Tour of the 2014 American Red Cross Show House

 As promised I am continuing the tour of this fabulous Red Cross Show House in Palm Beach Florida.  Upstairs each of the bedrooms took on a different character as the designers interpreted the space.
The master bedroom by Melissa Z. Guerra and Noe Guerra of NXG Studio is dramatic with the brightly colored walls and black accents.
There was so much detail to see like the buttons at the top of the drapery panels.
This guest bedroom had lots of personality.
The eclectic blend of styles added to the mix.
These paintings were perfect in this room with such a bold pallet.
The guest room above, by Piper Gonzalez, was all about color and personality.  Using strong contrasting color may not be for everyone but it can be very effective.

Scott Robertson created this guest retreat/sitting room with a more traditional style and color scheme. The striped walls are actually hand painted.
Over sized nail heads gave the daybed a nice accent.

Designer Frank Maguire was not afraid to use color and pattern in this guest bath.
Using a strong pattern like the flame stitch, especially in a large scale, with bright colors in a small space is daring but works well in this bathroom. It might be overpowering for some.  What do you think?

The master bath was traditional and elegant.
The classic use of white cabinetry with black counter tops makes this master bath more dramatic. Introducing a floral wallpaper softens the feeling.

The powder room designed by Melody Smith.
There was even a play house for the children. How charming is that?

This is the outdoor lounge for the "grown ups".  (Both these fun spaces were created by William Bainbridge Steele.)
Perhaps one of my favorite spaces is the outdoor living room.  It was great mix of different styles and pale neutrals punched up by pops of color.  It has such an air of romance.  Outdoor rooms are wonderful spaces.
How would you create your outdoor space?

That about wraps up our tour.  It is fun to look back at all the beautiful images.  There was inspiration everywhere.  So much goes into creating a showcase house.  I really appreciate all the hard work and talent of all the designers.  I enjoyed sharing it all with you.

Which room did you like the most?  What ideas would you like to incorporated into your own home?
As always I invite you to share your thoughts in the comment box.  I look forward to hearing from you.

Happy Decorating ! 

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