Is your space in need of some fun? Jonathan Adler shows how to put playfulness into your home.
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Designer Eileen Devine assists homeowner Joan Iversen with transforming her under-decorated living room into something fun and fabulous:
Jonathan Adler believes that design should be playful, fun and make people happy with color being the most important element of playfulness in design.
Adler doesn't think playful means childlike. In fact, he strives to make fun spaces chic, which is a bit of a challenge. He does this in various ways by using items such as a collection of small chairs in bold colors, animal accessories and items that represent real things like oversized fruit in bowls or even large fruit pillows.
Painting the fireplace wall a bright blue sets the tone for the room. The striped panels at the window and funky area rug carry the blue around the room, while whimsical yet chic accessories and a small dining table tie the entire space together.
There's nothing playful about this living room. With bare walls, little color and few furnishings, it's hardly decorated at all.
Splashes of blue, other bright colors throughout the room and interesting accessories visually enhance the space.
blue Flokati pillows, ball pillows, lime green tufted floor pillows (Urban Outfitters)
silver chairs (Oppala), brown wall mirror (Fossdal), blue striped curtains (Rosalinda), poppy picture (PJ), clear globe finials (Index Lyster), blue glass table lamp (Issji) (IKEA)
off-white couch slipcover (Bed, Bath and Beyond)
lily pad pillows, rectangular blue striped pillow, blue dot magazine rack (Hable Construction)
green bowls (French Bull), blue salad plates (Precido), striped dinner plates (French Bull), blue striped bowl and striped vase (Jonathan Adler) (Foster's Urban Homeware)
pup cup (Bozart)
brown polka dot vase, orange gerbera daisies (Pier 1 Imports)
blue wall paint (Southern Belle) (Benjamin Moore)