By Edda Braune. Interior. Friday, October 06th 2017, 05:09:06 AM.
Focus on accessories. If black walls are a step too far why not add some contrast with black accessories? This boudoir has dark blinds a thick black picture frame and an ebony vanity table creating a darkly luxurious spot. The key here is the glossy surfaces which catch the light rather than absorbing it.
Dot with jewel‐toned brights. This exquisitely put together living room is a stellar example of how a space with a very dark base can be vibrant. With the color palette focused on strong shades of green turquoise and mustard in light‐catching materials this dark space is an atmospheric haven.
Mix in some monochrome. This dark hall dances on the edge of overwhelming but the monochromatic geometric pattern white marble and gleaming gold cupboard handles have turned the potentially dark tunnel into an enchanting corridor.
Rethink the antlers. The form is widely available in resin or ceramic versions these days. Jason Miller designed this striking ceramic sconce. Feather wallpaper adds a Native American element in unexpected colors.
A touch of luxury. Leather is synonymous with luxury. Here the touchable headboard doubles as a room divider and is offset with white cast‐concrete light fittings to keep the look contemporary and interesting.
Shelves. As the trend of open upper shelves continues to grow people are looking for new ways to apply them. One of my favorite ways is stretching shelves across windows.
Start small. Want to try black but still feeling unsure? Take your cue from this stylish abode and focus your dark aspirations on a small in‐between space such as a landing. The bold contrast will look stunning and the black won't be overwhelming due to the bright rooms on either side.
Bring ranch outbuilding style indoors. The corrugated metal here provides an industrial contrast to the large beams while a door on a track brings barn style inside.