Traditional Home features this dramatic Chicago apartment with a vintage Hollywood Regency white enameled sconce which pops against Farrow & Ball's "Hague Blue." walls. The Tulip" chair originally from Baker gives this hallway a very special and unique look.
Designer Melanie Elston offers tips on decorating with color and pattern:
. Offset large patterns with solids or patterns designed on a smaller scale to create a balanced room
. To use color successfully, continuity of tone and intensity from room to room is essential. When using bold colors, be bold everywhere.
. Create transition spaces when using a lot of pattern and color. A great runner and a focal point at a hall's end are all you need.
. I nearly always use a solid on a sofa to anchor the room. I love to then offset that piece with a fun pattern on a shapely chair.