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kitchen + Bathpunch linePierced nickel-plated brass makes for an exotic flairoverhead. Lowell Pendant, $370; curreycodealers.comInject zest into a kitchen’s tableau with sprightly patternsin fresh hues. Chrissy in Aqua and Four Seasons in Winter,priced from $69 per yard; victoriahaganhome.comdifferent strokesTaking her color cues from a Victoria Hagan textile (seen on the draperiesof the above kitchen), Elizabeth Reich of Jenkins Baer Associates in Baltimoredressed the kitchen in shades of gray and steely blues to create a space that wascozy and romantic yet cheerful. Most of my clients are pleasantly surprised byhow color makes them feel,” Reich says. There is something so enchanting aboutthe warm gray on the cabinets and a deeper blue for the island.” Employingan equally welcoming motif, New York-based designer Tom Scheerer used thetropical setting of a Vero Beach, Florida, home as his muse for the kitchen’sscheme. Here, I did away with the upper cabinet fronts to make the roomfeel more spacious,” notes Scheerer, and used hand-cast Cuban tiles on thebacksplash, which is one of my favorite design moves.”Don’t be afraid of color in akitchen. Just be sure to keepthe hues in line with the rest ofthe home and its locale. Theyellow and blue combinationhere is sunny and fresh, justlike its Florida backdrop.Tom Scheerer, Tom Scheerer Incorporatedtom scheerer kitchen photo: © jessica klewicki glynn. elizabeth reich kitchen photo (opposite): jamie sentz.Pretty pastels dish out a charming palette. AnnaWeatherley Dinnerware in Sky Blue and Sunburst Yellow,priced from $38; bloomingdales.comThrow a curveball into your design with a shapely fixture.Tresa Two Handle Bridge Kitchen Faucet, $595; brizo.com

kitchen + Bath punch line kitchen + Bath punch linehiddenpotentialThough compact in scale, the powder room canmake a grand statement when fearlessly outfittedin graphic wallcoverings and stately accents.Whoever said you need a big space to show offhigh style clearly did not consider the potentialprovided by the oh-so-quaint powder room—an oftentimes small space that gives way toemphatic design choices. In these expressive jewel boxes, subtlety isnot something you’ll find. To the contrary, these designers have takenstatement making to a whole new level. This beautiful patterned fabricwas an element my clients had long been looking to incorporate intotheir home and the guest bathroom became the perfect canvas for it,”explains New York-based designer Robert Couturier in reference to thefloor-to-ceiling pattern adorning the walls of a Greenwich, Connecticuthome he decorated. A gilded antique mirror and sconces crown thespace regally. Like Couturier, designer Natalie Clayman imbues a fearlessapproach to her chinoiserie-esque motif fashioned with a striking redcountertop while brass hardware behaves as the equalizer. The NinaCampbell wallpaper from Osborne & Little brings everything togetherand makes the space feel beautiful and cohesive,” says Clayman,who works out of Knoxville, Tennessee. The vanity was something Idesigned to support the bold, playful walls.”Layering patterns with varied textures leads to an exhilarating design scheme. I lacedthese complementary moments into each surface and finish throughout this petite room.natalie clayman, natalie clayman designr o b e r t c o u t u r i e r b a t h r o o m p h o t o: k e i t h s c o t t m o r t o n. n a t a l i e c l a y m a n p o w d e r r o o m p h o t o ( o p p o s i t e): l i l l i a n p r i n c e p h o t o g r a p h y.

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