Liven up your home with bold and beautiful elements
All courtesy photos.
1. Hip to be Square
A cute cutting board adds pizzazz to a cheese and charcuterie spread. This one is fashioned from mango wood, trimmed with a black and white zigzaggy diamond design, and measures 17½ inches by 13½ inches. Add it to your collection for $29.99, from World Market in Rockville (301-816-2480, worldmarket.com).
2. Circle Time
The Paccha by Popham Design collection features sturdy and stylish concrete field tiles in a variety of modern shapes. The Rings design comes in 77/8-inch squares and can be used indoors on floors or walls. They’re available in two colors, chocolate and milk, and yolk and milk, for $25.95 per square foot at Ann Sacks in Logan Circle (202-339-0840, annsacks.com).
3. Lively Lounger
This daybed’s simple, streamlined hardwood frame is reminiscent of midcentury modern furniture, and the chic black and white trellis pattern upholstery is on trend for 2018. The fun and functional Darcy daybed is 78 inches long by 40 inches wide, transitions easily from seating to sleeping, and is priced at $1,998 through Anthropologie in Chevy Chase (301-654-1481, anthropologie.com).
4. Mix ’n’ Match
Rev up a solid sofa in a flash with this accessory that does the pattern mixing for you. The colorful Pomona Kalamkari lumbar pillow cover is made from a blend of cotton and linen, measures 16 inches by 26 inches and retails for $35.50 at Pottery Barn in Bethesda (301-654-1598, potterybarn.com).
5. Print Power
Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Home collection for York Wallcoverings features this eye-catching diamond pattern called Handloom (ME1542). The wallpaper comes in five colors and retails for $39.99 per roll. Purchase it at Sherwin-Williams in Bethesda (301-654-7955, sherwin-williams.com).
6. Meet the Press
This beauty looks sharp enough to leave out long after breakfast. The Eileen eight-cup French press coffee maker features a stainless steel frame with graphic cutouts over a glass beaker. It comes in four finishes, including white, which retails for $30 at Home Depot in Bethesda (301-634-3726, homedepot.com).
7. Floor it
Add a pop of color and pattern to the kitchen or screened-in porch with the Crystal indoor/outdoor rug from Dash & Albert. Take your pick of eight colors, including red and ivory, and seven sizes, priced from $58 to $1,226 through Urban Country in Bethesda (301-654-0500, urbancountrydesigns.com).
Carolyn Weber lives in Silver Spring and frequently writes about architecture and home design.