Welcome to the 344th Metamorphosis Monday!
Every now and then I come across a designer whose work is so unique and so cleverly done, I think to myself, this is a designer I could just turn loose in my house and say, do your thing! I don’t give up control easily, I’m a bit of control freak when it comes to my home, but Katie’s work makes my heart sing!
In an interview I read at Coastal Living, Katie Rosenfeld explains that she grew up in Florida where she was surrounded by colorful, stylish interiors. Now she infuses her love and talent for mixing colors and patterns into the homes she designs in Cape Cod.
Looking through her online site recently, I loved so many of the bedrooms she’s designed. Usually if I’m using a lot of color in a room, I’d probably think I needed to keep the walls white. No white walls here and it looks great! Be sure to check out the wall color Kaite has chosen for each of the seven bedrooms in this post.
I’ve never been a fan of orange, it has always been my least favorite color. But for some crazy reason, I like how it looks when combined with pink. Why is that? I wonder if it’s because pink, being another bold color, tempers the orange a bit.
When Katie designs a room, she says she starts with the fabric, even before she measures the space. She can create bedrooms that are cheerful and exuberant as seen above, or bedrooms that are serene and soothing as shown below. I’ll take one of each, please. 🙂
I love, love, love this room! This was obviously a tough room to work with due to all the windows across the main wall, but I love how she placed the furniture making sure to not block out the light and view. I also love the symmetry and balance created by the two beds, two lamps and the long single desk…it just feels right, doesn’t it?
Did you notice the walls are a pale lavender? You’ll see the paint color a bit better in the next photo. Cute door knobs!
The lavender wall color picks up the purple in the hydrangea fabric. I really love the mix of floral with geometric patterns. Notice how Katie layered a striped pillow, a solid, a floral and finally, a geometric. The solid white pillow and matelasse coverlet offer relief from all the pattern, creating the perfect balance
There’s so much to learn from the way Katie uses pattern and color in a room. Wouldn’t this be a fabulous bedroom for a boy.
I’m pretty sure the desk chair is the same one I have in my office, except in navy. Mine is in an oatmeal/linen color and is currently on sale at Pottery Barn HERE. I’m so tempted to buy a new one since I use my constantly as I work all day and will be sad when I wear it out.
Update: It is the same chair, only slightly smaller. It’s available in Navy and several other colors HERE.
Another cute, cute bedroom! Love the chandelier!
Notice how Katie hung the art down low so it can be appreciated while seated in the chair. That always looks so great in a reading corner! Love it!
Another beautiful bedroom for the girly-girl who loves pink. Love that curtain fabric!
Pink really does hold its own when combined with orange. That mirror says Palm Beach to me…reminds me of my visit there many years ago.
This room is described as a “Big Girl Room” on Katie’s website. I hope that includes a big girl like me because I could definitely be happy here.
Here’s a little closer view of the wonderful fabrics and patterns she used on the bed. Sooo pretty! It takes a lot of talent to mix so many fabrics/patterns in a room and have it turn out so beautifully.
See more of Katie’s beautiful work at her website where these pictures were found: Katie Rosenfeld
Looking forward to all the fabulous Before and Afters for this Met Monday!
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