Feel the Teal

These sea-colored elements evoke waves of tranquility

Product: Norwell 1102 round mariner sconce
Price: $410
Russell Hardware, Bloomfield Hills

Product: Demijohn
Price: $159
Arhaus – Troy, Ann Arbor

Product: Fouta beach towel
Price: $48
Serena & Lily


“When you have a strong wall color like teal, incorporate some natural fabrics and textures in the space, such as bedding or a settee cushion, to help break up the color and keep things lighter.”
— Amy Carmody


Product: Elizabeth Teck Collection sofa
Price: from $3,990
Ligne Roset, Birmingham

Product: Sculpture
Price: $915
Baker Furniture, Michigan Design Center, Troy

Product: Adirondack chair
Price: $312
Detroit-area Pottery Barn Stores

Product styling by Giuseppa Nadrowski

Room photo by Jeff Garland


The designer started with an Asian chinoiserie print fabric on the windows, to add a sense of history and journey to the space. All the fabrics in the room are from Calico Corners. Window treatments, headboard, and pillows: Charlotte Moss — Watercolor Collection; window woven-wood shades: Hunter Douglas; coverlet: Diamond /washed white; throws: Robert Allen; chair cushion: Hazed for Days/denim; settee cushion: Siamese/mushroom; rug (not shown): Stark Carpets, Troy; accessories: Duffey & Co., Grosse Pointe Park. Rounding out the room are a few reclaimed furniture pieces, which add character. The settee and desk chair were given new life with Calico Corners upholstery cushions and fresh paint.


“I wanted to create an inviting guest room with a watercolor theme by bringing the lake’s blue and green hues into the room,” says Grosse Pointe-based Calico Corners design consultant Amy Carmody, left, who designed this room for the 2016 Junior League of Detroit Designers’ Show House. The house is in Grosse Pointe Park, on Lake St. Clair. “I added many different shades of green and blue in the fabrics, furniture, and rug to complement the wall color (Sherwin-Williams, Deap Sea Dive).”