Best Use of Pattern Texture

Daring spaces where wallpaper, fabrics or materials push design boundaries ... in a good way.

And the award goes to... Sadie Sanchez Johnson, winner of the best use of pattern or texture category.

Sadie Sanchez Johnson

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A Clean and Streamlined Kitchen With White Tile Backsplash

White cabinetry extends to the ceiling, maximizing storage in this elegant kitchen. Luminous Calacatta marble countertops and glossy subway tile are balanced by an espresso-stained kitchen island.

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Dreamy White Kitchen With Metallic Hardware

Sturdy metallic hardware gives this kitchen a polished look while tying in the stainless steel oven and faucet.

Wallpaper Adds Texture, Pattern to Kitchen

The space has a feminine flair––pristine neutrals, glossy finishes and a little metallic bling. The use of the grasscloth wallcovering adds a much needed organic, textural element to the design.

Luxe Touches in Neutral Kitchen

Varied textures and subtle patterns add interest in this transitional kitchen: creamy marble, dreamy upholstery and two-toned tile. A lack of upper cabinets on the window wall streamlines the space and gives it a decidedly contemporary feel.

Chic, Shimmery Breakfast Space With Grasscloth Wallpaper

Grasscloth wallpaper by Phillip Jeffries and an organic, feathery upholstery pattern bring a down-to-earth element to this otherwise glam space. Mixed metals on the light fixture and table base are a chic combo, creating a bistro-like dining nook that perfectly complements this home's streamlined kitchen.

Jenna Buck Gross

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Boys' Room Pops with Color, Pattern

Bright colors and layered patterns result in a kids' room with plenty of fodder for the imagination. Sheets and wallpaper by Serena and Lily provide instant pop, while a contemporary bunk bed leaves plenty of space for two brothers to play. FLOR tiles can be easily cleaned or replaced as needed.

Fun Mix of Color and Pattern in Boys’ Room

Fox sheets by Serena and Lily mix with Target bedding and an array of pillows in this fun and colorful space. Brothers share the bunk beds, a budget friendly find. Layered pattern makes this room a fun and creative space for two young boys to sleep and play.

Photo By: Jenna Buck Gross

Fun Color, Bold Pattern in Boys' Room

A Serena and Lily beanbag chair and tiny heroes art from Etsy pop against boldly patterned wallpaper in this shared boys' bedroom. A Kallax shelf unit from Ikea offers ample space for storing toys and books, and bunk beds leave room for the boys to play.

Bunk Beds Offer Shared Room Solution

Bold patterns and bright colors create a fun space for brothers to share. A Kallax shelf unit from Ikea offers ample space for storing toys and books, and bunk beds leave room for the boys to play.

Boys' Bedroom Fuels the Imagination

A boldly patterned cornice, durable FLOR tiles and a bright, fun palette create a bedroom fit for two young superheroes. The fabric is by Schumacher, and the cube-shaped nightstand is by Jonathan Adler.

Alyssa Kapito

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Chic White and Gray Living Room

A few simple furnishings, each with great character, pull this chic living room together. The coffee table, with its black lacquered top and chrome legs, has a strong personality that’s softened by the gray side chairs and transitional sofa.

Understated Accessories in Chic Living Room

Accessories along this room’s periphery are neutral and understated––a pure white table lamp, a slender metallic end table—which concentrates all attention on the bold artwork and choice furnishings.

Lacquered Coffee Table With Chrome Legs

The coffee table's chrome legs mimic the Greek key pattern of the carpet––a subtle but chic detail that doesn’t go unnoticed in the stylish room.

Neutral Carpet With Greek Key Motif

The graphic carpet with a Greek key motif is a feast for the eye in this transitional living room.

SuzAnn Kletzien

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Black & White Area Rug With Corner Tassels in Eclectic Playroom

A black-and-white area rug combines both pattern and texture with its curlicue design and corner tassels, a perfect fit for this eclectic girl's playroom.

Multipurpose Girl's Playroom With Custom Storage Bench

Charged with creating a playroom for her clients' daughters, SuzAnn Kletzien set out to design a multipurpose space for play, study and possible sleepovers. A custom U-shaped storage bench and accompanying table anchor the space, while colorful upholstery and Moroccan-inspired accessories keep the eclectic space lively.

Eclectic Playroom With Custom Daybed With Striped Cushions

An extra striped cushion softens the daybed platform for sleepovers or lounging in this eclectic girl's playroom. Whimsical touches like the butterfly wallpaper, Moroccan accents and bright, colorful pillows make this a fun space for kids of all ages.

Fun Playroom Throw Pillows With Pom-Poms

An assortment of throw pillows add personality to the cushioned bench in an eclectic girl's playroom thanks to their bold hues, playful patterns and pom-pom borders.

Moroccan Lanterns and Butterfly Wallpaper in Eclectic Playroom

Colorful Moroccan lanterns add a touch of whimsy to this eclectic girl's playroom, where the neutral butterfly wallpaper served as inspiration for the fuchsia and turquoise palette.

Darlene Chimarliro

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White Modern Bathroom With Floating Vanity and Walk-In Shower

A bi-level floating vanity in a warm wood finish adds an earthy, organic element to this clean and modern white bathroom. Undulating white tile by Porcelanosa brings a strong dose of texture to the walls, and neutral tile floors continue into the walk-in shower, elongating the space. Shower fittings are by Waterworks.

Walk-In Shower With Rippled Tile Walls and Glass Wall

Undulating tile by Porcelanosa turns the white walls of this modern bathroom into a standout feature. To create the elevated, walk-in shower, the design team waterproofed the floors beneath the tile and carefully angled the drain. A custom wood vanity is topped by a sleek vessel sink, also by Porcelanosa.

Floating Wood Double Vanity Adds Interest in White Modern Bathroom

A pair of tall mirrors tops the bi-level floating wood vanity in this clean and texturally interesting modern master bathroom. Rippled tile by Porcelanosa adds interest to white walls, and wire baskets serve as stylish storage for fluffy white towels.

Modern Sink for a White Modern Bathroom

The sleek vessel sinks and rippling white wall tiles add texture and interest in this clean, modern double-vanity bathroom. The warm wood vanity, meanwhile, adds warmth. Tile and sinks are by Porcelanosa.

Kelly Sutton

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Light-Filled Eclectic Master Bedroom With Canopy Bed

A towering canopy bed draws you into this master bedroom, and the lofty layering of bedding invites you to stay. A generous sprinkling of details completes the eclectic space: groupings of framed artwork, a pair of tufted ottomans and an antique chest standing in for a nightstand.

Elegant Master Bedroom Suite With Window Seat

Designer Kelly Sutton created this sophisticated master bedroom suite. Glamorous design details are mixed with a soft neutral color palette to create a warm and inviting space.

Well-Chosen Accessories Add Personality to Home Office

Handpicked accessories make this elegant home office feel like a treasure trove of beloved collectibles –– from the antique writing desk with gold-leaf detail to the sunburst mirror and horse-head bookends.

Heavily Textured Wallpaper Created Backdrop

The walls of this master bedroom are treated with heavily textured wallpaper with a mirror backing, giving the design a luxurious layer.

Glitzy Gray & Gold Accents

The room has a push and pull between cool gray tones and warm champagne tints creating an unexpected mix of finishes. Textured wallpaper serves as a backdrop to a gallery wall of gold-framed '20s prints.

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