Audrey and Ted left the existing gray walls in Vivi’s bedroom and decorated the rest of the room with bright orange, coral, turquoise and pink accessories. “I organized and displayed colorful books, artwork and toys on the closet door shelves, which brings even more color to the room,” Audrey says. The white bookshelves open to a closet and behind that lead to an adjoining guest bedroom.
Audrey made this tepee for Vivi as a gift for her first birthday, and it has been one of her daughter’s favorite places ever since. “She loves to read in it and used to sleep in it after the transition from the crib to big-girl bed,” Audrey says. The personalized name art was also a DIY project. The tissue paper garland was purchased on Etsy.Shop for tepees
Houzz at a GlanceWho lives here: Ted and Audrey Kuether, their daughter, Vivi, 4; and their two dogs, Marley, a chocolate Labrador and Edgar, a border collie Location: Leawood, KansasSize: 1,900 square feet (177 square meters); four bedrooms plus an added attic room, three bathroomsYear built: 1972The minute Audrey and Ted Kuether’s 4-year-old daughter, Vivi, gets home from school she runs upstairs to play in her bedroom. With a handmade tepee and a secret passageway to an attic play space in the colorful room, it’s easy to see why. “We love that we can hear her playing and talking to her toys downstairs due to a unique extra staircase that leads from the attic to our downstairs dining room,” Audrey says. Audrey is a decorating and DIY enthusiast who writes and documents her family’s home improvement projects on her blog, Oh So Lovely.Dot Accent Rug: Pillowfort, Target
22. Fewer white or stainless-steel sinks. White and stainless steel sinks have had their day, says designer Ott. Expect more concrete, stone, copper and granite composite sinks in darker hues of gray, bronze or black.Your turn: What’s big on your design list this year? Have you spotted the next big trend of 2018? Give us your predictions in the Comments!See last year’s design predictionsBrowse the most popular photos on Houzz right now