I’ve decided to go with something I don’t usually do.. dark interiors! It’s perfect for this time of the year. Dark and drab can still be dark but luxurious and elegant but for now I think it is a bit spooky. Here are some photos.
Our first photo is definitely creepy. It is a beautiful bird but keeping it as a pet surely is weird. It’s the first time I’ve seen a brick wall painted black. It did catch my interest. I can see myself using this as long as I combine it with pops of happy colors and print in the furniture. What do you think?
I’m totally loving this gorgeous chandelier which seems to be silk thread hanging from a metal base. Elegant, but just because its Halloween, I say it can be spooky and ghost -like. I wish I can tell you where it came from but I just saw it from the blog called designwonderland.net. She didn’t really mention where the source. Don’t you just love the solid wood dining table top on brass? Reminds me a lot of Kelly Wearstler and her work. She is a designer whom I admire for the way she uses color and bold print. Will write a post about her someday.
This period style piece with reeded legs and some Sheraton chair-like qualities was finished in a darker color and blended with dark fabric for a monotone look. It makes a great accent chair.
The photo below by Simona Leroy for Paseoner.com is an interior motif that I can live with. I love the mix of materials like the dark marble shelves, and textured wallpaper. The back of the wall where shelves are look to be made of textured plaster or cement which was painted black. I think this is very innovative and inspiring. I totally love the egg and dart molding that breaks the ceiling and wall, as well as the contrast of ceramic and brass accessories.
Lastly, if you ever find yourself in East Memphis, you might want to visit this known fine dining restaurant called Circa by chef John Bragg. The contrast of black and gold gives an overall luxurious feel.
Because I still want to end this post with a happy picture I’m showing you how I might personally work with dark colors. I’d add happy color and decor to balance things off unless my client specifically calls for a gloomy feel.
What’s on your mind? Could you personally live in a dark-colored space?