Interior designer Nichole Blough loves to mix patterns and has never been afraid of the transformative power of color. She has transformed countless homes in the Triad with her original designs and infuses every project with a unique style that combines a classic sensibility with a playful modern edge.

“This project was such a fun one,” Blough says of this Lake Boone Trail home. “From the moment I stepped in their home, I just knew this project was a great fit projectwise for me.” Pieces like yellow upholstered doors—“a labor of love,” as she puts it— brought the out-of-the-box thinking her clients wanted. “Their one request was that it be colorful and happy; words I always love to hear,” she says. “A modern approach to classic design is what I pride myself on, and I really feel like this project achieved just that. The most important aspect of a great design is making sure it’s 100 percent functional for my clients.”

Modern Mix by Eddie Ross / $45 /

Artwork / custom /

Antique Chinese Rose Medallion Punch Bowl / $495 /

Gold Benedict Étagère / $2,845 /

Clay Knot Accessory / $37.05 /

Kravet Fabric / to the trade /

Winston Club Chair / $2,395 /