Use flo­ral pat­terns and col­ors to un­lock the se­cret to cheery and ro­man­tic in­te­ri­ors.

Cottages & Bungalows - - Contents - BY JICKIE TOR­RES

Dis­cover this de­signer’s keys to un­lock­ing happy, ro­man­tic in­te­ri­ors: flo­ral pat­terns and inspirational color.

From daises to roses, what’s not to love about gar­den-in­spired dé­cor?

De­signer Ali­son Kan­dler has crafted a sig­na­ture look based on sunny and sweet mo­tifs com­bined with vin­tage el­e­ments and el­e­gant cot­tage grace. Her home in Santa Mon­ica, Cal­i­for­nia, proves that you can bring the outdoors in with a style that feels fresh and not frilly, fun yet clas­sic. Here are our fa­vorite ideas of hers to steal.

Bed of Flow­ers

From the quilt and pil­lows to the win­dow cov­er­ings, Ali­son’s guest bed­room is a sym­phony of mix-and­match flo­ral pat­terns. The key is to unify the style. Each print in this space is in­flu­enced by Bo­hemian pat­terns, from batik to pais­ley to Art Nou­veau.

Let It Bloom

In an all-white room like Ali­son’s laun­dry room, a pop of bold pat­tern can give your dé­cor some true flower power. We love how the pen­dant brings out a bit of color from the sim­ple sink skirt.

Rose-Col­ored Glasses

Ali­son’s mas­ter bath­room is a bal­ance of well-ap­pointed lux­ury and vin­tage charm. The red poppy color plays a cen­tral role in in­fus­ing the room with warmth and per­son­al­ity.

Pretty as a Petal This rosy blush-pink hue gives this cor­ner of the guest room a truly mem­o­rable feel. Search­ing for a spe­cial color for your walls? Look no fur­ther than a flower-in­spired color—and some help from a bit of inspirational fab­ric.

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