Bold Tulsa Home Full Of Pattern & Color

Piper Raffle and her husband wanted to buy a house in Tulsa. But they were split on what sort of house to buy.

She was leaning toward something older with character. And her husband wanted a house with fewer problems.

Bold Patterns & Colors Abound:

Once the decision of which house to buy was made, they recruited Tulsa designer Mel Bean, of Mel Bean Interiors, to help make their vision come true.

Personally I have never embraced the leopard spots as a decor pattern for my own home. But I always seem to like it when I see it in other homes.

How about you?

Kitchen & Dining:

Obviously they went with lots of colors and patterns. As well as a somewhat bohemian design element mixed with traditional furnishings.

There is lots of navy blue in this home. The kitchen cabinets are blue and their window covering is blue and beige.

Then the dining table and the rug underneath are more neutral and traditional in design.

The gold detail of the drawer pulls adds a bit of elegance to the space.

Library/Living Space:

The room that is a living space/library is a moody room with darker colors as well. Purple and lavender furniture and dark bookshelves make a statement here.

The designer said they layered patterns methodically and used anchoring elements to balance the bold selections.


This bathroom is beautiful with a high end look.

I love the gold faucets with the towel rod placed in front instead of on the wall.

And just look at that wall pattern!

A gallery wall descends down the staircase. Once again we see the leopard print on the flooring of the stairs.


In the bedroom neutrals were chosen for a more relaxed and sedate look.

The Master Bathroom:

In the bathroom, all sleek modern black and glass, a leopard print was brought in once again as an accent.


Blue is back in the office area. A neutral wood table in the center of the room provides a bit of a balancing act.

For the youngster in the house, a bright colorful room with a tepee provides a bedroom as well as a play space.

Would you choose these bold colors for your home?

{Photos & House Details Courtesy Of The Everygirl}

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  1. Hi Brenda. I hope you and your daughters are feeling ok today. As for myself, the day after my 2nd shot was pretty miserable. I had a sore arm both times, but I think it was worse after the 2nd shot. In addition, I also had extreme fatigue, chills and a fever, but the following day, I felt back to normal. I suppose any reaction, no matter how uncomfortable, is better than getting covid. At least it only lasts about a day for most people. I was told Tylenol, not Ibuprofen, and also not to scratch it, if it was itchy. Instead use a cold compress. The house you are featuring today is pretty, but I tend to lean towards lighter colors. But I can still appreciate the beauty of some bold color choices. The important thing is to do what makes you happy. I loved the picture you posted yesterday of Charlie. His tongue all curly was too cute! And Ivy is such a beautiful cat! Some of my favorite posts are of her silly antics. She’s a funny kitty!

  2. Even though I loved the all white house or apartment you showed a while ago I have to say I love this house, full of color and fun. Love the leopard elements but I don’t think I would be brave enough to have them in my house. I always go for muted colors but would really love to try some bold pieces.
    Walking from room to room in this house makes me feel happy but whether I could live with it for a long time I don’t know.

  3. Hi Brenda,
    WOW! Over the top for me. Too much leopard print for me. I do like the kitchen cabinets.
    Too each his or her own. Thanks for asking our opinion.

  4. Too chaotic for my old self… it hurts my eyes. I like color, but more of a coordinated style. Never been a fan of leopard spots in decor or clothing! The blue used on the cabinetry throughout the house is beautiful.

  5. I would retreat to the bedroom. Too much different random color for me. I like coordinated color. I couldn’t find a place to rest my eyes. I do like some animal prints in small doses. I guess I’m no longer adventurous in my old age. lol

    1. Oh, I agree with you wholeheartedly! My mind would go crazy with so many different patterns and color in one room. It was just jarring to my soul. The bedroom was much more to my style and comfort level.

  6. I agree with your comment about the leopard spots. I love this house. It’s contemporary without being trendy or cookie-cutter. And I want that green tufted couch!

  7. Leopard print furniture – nope. An accent pillow or throw in leopard print – yep.
    All blue kitchen – too dark. I think the space would look more balanced if the upper cabinets were white and the bottom cabinets were dark blue. It just looks too heavy all in navy blue. Love the shower – it’s gorgeous. Main bedroom looks lovely.

  8. Wow she loves bold and beautiful color. Not my style but I love all the things she has done. The kitchen is awesome with the dark blue cabinets. This is the perfect example of decor. Do not follow what is popular go with what you love and you will be so happy. Love that she did her own style. Hope you are doing well on your second day of your vaccine. I had a hard day yesterday with chills, fever and joint pain. Drank Gatorade without sugar and tylenol. Completely good today. Happy Friday.

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