This approach works well for both traditional and minimalist styles where the spotlight is focused on a few key pieces so that the entire scheme looks pulled together. These majestic armchairs and cherub mount console table we painstakingly designed and crafted (I’ve loads to talk about our bespoke furniture but would need an entire blog for it) bring oodles of visual intrigue and sculptural appeal into the setting.
Remember to have at least 2 key furniture pieces in neutrals to bring interest in your scheme.
Oh, my sweet God! An all-white space? Is she brick kitchen backsplash out of her mind? I’m sure when I proposed this an all-white kitchen to my client they must have had this thought. Of course, they were too sweet to say that but I could sense their inhibition. The thing about an all-white color palette that we color-loving Indians are skeptical about is-you guessed it right-lack of color which means no fun, no life, no warmth and all too clinical.
But that’s not true and this kitchen proves it. The kitchen has this soothing and sophisticated feel. I believe the crispier and lighter a kitchen is-the better. If you’ll notice I have added another neutral strategically to balance things out and to add depth-the black on the kitchen counter and the island countertop.
There’s another decorating detail that adds a certain level of warmth to all this coolness-the brick backsplash which works up a charming rustic vibe. Also contributing to the variety in this clean scheme is the chimney in eggshell hue.
Tip #4: Bring in a soft color to the neutral mix
This bedroom with that blush honestly made me go weak in the knees! While I was sitting with the client of this beautiful property and scanning the many shades of warm colors as that was what we had in mind initially-I spotted this washed-out rosy hue and knew right then that it was going to my star color.
I created a mini design moment with the hue on the beautifully carved upholstered bed (can’t thank my team enough for this) and went on to use it in palatable spurts through the accent pillows and the paneled wall-which has just the right hint of the rosy pink. The neutrals and pinks look like one happy family together, don’t
I totally swear by this trick. You can never go wrong with this classic color combination. This foyer I put together for a client’s majestic holiday home recently is a shining testament of this. The shiny reflective black of the pianoforte, the matt black of the wall sconce on the wall, and the distressed wrought-iron staircase railing offer a variety in finishes. The black also provides the right amount of tension and depth to the foyer which has another dominant color-brown.
The Browns come in the wainscot paneling, rug, candle-holder, and the lid of the pianoforte-which contrast well with the blacks (they both bring out the best in each other, don’t they?). This is one of my all-time favorite interior setups!