how to mix and match patterns in a dining room

Best of the Best: Our Top 5 Rooms of 2013

2014 is upon us, and we’re excited to see what’s on the horizon in the design world. In remembrance of the 2013, we’ve narrowed down the most popular rooms that we featured in 2013. Check them out!

Brian Del Toro – Hampton’s Designer Showhouse 2013

This year’s Hamptons Designer Showhouse was alive with rooms inspired by nature. Brian del Toro’s contemporary room had our readers infatuated with his contemporary take on woodlands. From Cole & Son’s Wood Grain faux bois wallpaper to the pop of Brunschwig & Fils’ hibiscus petal drapery, this airy space tastefully brings the outdoors in.

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Cole & Son Wallpaper – Wood Grain – Black & White
Cole & Son Wallpaper – Wood Grain – Black & White
Brunschwig & Fils Fabric – Hibiscus – Rojo
Brunschwig & Fils Fabric – Hibiscus – Rojo

Orchid & Ikats in the Home

A foreshadowing of 2014’s Color of the Year (Radiant Orchid), we saw our readers gravitate towards shades of purple and ethnic ikats. This room, that combines lavender grasscloth with eggplant purple ikats and a pop of orange, had you bewitched by its beauty.

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Kravet Fabric - 31446 - 10
Kravet Fabric – 31446 – 10
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Schumacher Wallpaper – Haruki Sisal – Lavender
Hill Brown Fabric - Patola - Violette
Hill Brown Fabric – Patola – Violette
Robert Allen Fabric Plaid Ikat Eggplant
Robert Allen Fabric – Plaid Ikat – Eggplant
Fabricut Fabric Luxury Velvet Orange Crush 2579552
Fabricut Fabric – Luxury Velvet – Orange Crush

Mix n Match Dining

Perhaps it’s the foodie culture that’s been sweeping the nation, but this year we saw a huge interest in dining rooms. Moving away from the conventional look, our readers wanted a new way to eat in with a more contemporary dining room that mixes a variety of patterns. This particular space, a combination of traditional and modern, brought in a big response.

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Nina Campbell Wallpaper - Stradivari – 04
Nina Campbell Wallpaper – Stradivari – 04
Schumacher’s Union Square – Citron Fabric
Schumacher’s Union Square – Citron Fabric
Clarke & Clarke’s Romana – Fuchsia Fabric
Clarke & Clarke’s Romana – Fuchsia Fabric
Fabricut’s La Luna – Candy Trim
Fabricut’s La Luna – Candy Trim

Glimmering Gold

The runways saw an array of metallics this year, and we dazzled you with some metallic looks that are a cut above the rest. This bedroom had us all wanting to go with gold grasscloth from floor to ceiling.

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Scalamandre Wallpaper - Sisal Metallic - Sunset
Scalamandre Wallpaper – Sisal Metallic – Sunset
Clarence House Wallpaper - Metallic Sisal - Gold
Clarence House Wallpaper – Metallic Sisal – Gold
Philip Jeffries Wallpaper - Glam Grass - Shanghi Night
Philip Jeffries Wallpaper – Glam Grass – Shanghi Night

Jennifer Duneier -Holiday House Hamptons Showhouse 2013

Readers couldn’t get enough of our Hamptons coverage this year. From our post on celebrity’s Hampton homes to the Holiday House Hamtpons Showhouse, we saw you flooding in to get a sneak peek into the lavish vacation houses and fresh designer looks. The eating area at the showhouse designed by Jennifer Duneier and entitled Summer Solstice was a vision in turquoise blurred florals and ikats.

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Jennifer Duneier Summer Solstice

Beacon Hill - Olavanna Ikat - Lagoon
Beacon Hill – Olavanna Ikat – Lagoon
Beacon Hill Fabric - Truro - Turquoise
Beacon Hill Fabric – Truro – Turquoise
Pindler & Pindler Fabric - Tiedye - Seaspray
Pindler & Pindler Fabric – Tiedye – Seaspray

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