Interior / June 5, 2018 / .
Be bold. A dramatic sitting room with a basalt painted feature wall and citrus yellow shelving to highlight. An electric fire brings the room to life and looks fantastically real with its flickering flames and perfectly sawn, round logs that we recessed into the wall on each side. Leather sofas sit elegantly in the space with zingy velvet cushions that pop. I love the way this room sets a formal yet cosy atmosphere. Socialise with friends or recline the sofas and it is the perfect cinema room. To get the look: use dark paint, neutral flooring and furniture. Then let it pop with accessories. Add a fire if you can for warmth and a beautiful focal point.
This has several greys and the tiny pop of Klein blue in the cushions. Left the original concrete ceiling and created a decorative concrete decor on the wall. Light grey laminate with dark graphite edges has been chosen to make the room a little bit airier and lighter. Wardrobe doors have been chosen in moody matt graphite which adds more depth. All the furniture, doors and plinths have been chosen black to make a statement in an already light room. Adding a contrasting colour like black-white or grey-black makes the room more interesting and dynamic. Do not be afraid to choose statement pieces or play with colours and shades that shape the space and create something unique.
This colour has captured the hearts of the Instagram generation and interior designers alike. Millennial Pink provides a fantastic way of introducing a feeling of serenity and fun to any space. The brilliant thing about pink is that it can be cold or warm. The more muted pinks hark back to the 1950s. They work wonderfully with other similar colours like teal and greys, which have a vintage feel to them. Hot pinks add a bit of spice to an interior and are a subtler way of adding drama to a room if red is not your thing.
What most of us do not understand is that interior design takes a very keen and knowledgeable eye. We may be out shopping and see something we love, but that does not necessarily mean that it will look perfect in our home. Interior designers understand how color, lighting, room size, scale, and placement all affect how items look in a room and dictates whether they will make or break a room design.