I love a neutral palette, but I also love the juxtaposition of darker tones often found in warm woods that rev up a room’s dramatic factor. Rich, dark tones add drama, create a sleek depth, and organically complement the natural vibe and interior. To me, it adds to the sensuality of a space and underscores the luxury that every home should have.
The statement in this powder room is the reclaimed wood walls. Small spaces are often a great place to experiment with unusual materials, finishes, or colors. I like to keep it modern and sophisticated — never serious.
In the room above, I used charcoal tones on the wall to create an intimate, cozy space. The dark textured wall treatment softens the bright white upholstered chair and ottoman, petals of the vintage lamp, and the gleaming base of the side table. Black-and-white iconic photography further adds a noir atmosphere to the space. This wonderful reading corner creates a serene haven for anyone enjoying a book or decompressing in this private nook.
Both modern and rustic, the dark cabinetry in the sleek open kitchen above grounds the space and adds grandeur to the home’s entertaining area. The ebony stained wood is balanced by white marble counters, ceiling, and furnishings that illuminate the space and open up the room. Of course, the vintage Italian chandelier is the bit of unexpected bling that becomes the room’s showstopper.
Have you explored your darker side when decorating your home? I’d love to hear about it in the comments below.