Form, texture, color, and light make up the elemental foundation in nature and drive the design.
Neutral-clad living rooms are welcoming, warm, and classic. From linen to taupe, dove grey to charcoal, black to beige. There are several ways to create depth in a neutral living room. Through contrast, such as pairing white walls with dark furnishings, creating a space that is warm and sophisticated. Or, in many cases, it is about juxtaposing textures; rough-hewn against something smooth and clean that can highlight items when layered, making the room more than a single ‘note.’
In the rooms above, layering natural textures like reclaimed wood, the cotton flatweave rug, woven baskets, and linen fabrics makes this room feel warm and intimate. Utilizing texture adds depth and interest to a room.
Black for punctuation.
Do you prefer a neutral color palette or are bright and reflective colors your thing? How about mixing the two? Put a bit of life in that palette and don’t be afraid to add some color. The effect is dynamic.
I love using high-quality luxe forms and combine them with natural elements. Using beautiful, handcrafted containers in rich finishes and materials create a beautiful result.
The preference for using materials that meet sustainable standards is a big part of my work.
These innovative, structural pieces below were designed by John Makepeace OBE, a British designer and furniture maker who uses a sustainable source of fine indigenous woods and designs flowing forms more suited to human comfort and well-being.
Copyright: John Makepeace, OBE
Those projects that may have always been on the “must-do” list may be taking new precedence.
You may not be able to do an entire room with wallpaper, but what about a wall? Birds & Butterflies, new wallpaper and fabric from Schumacher, is charming and lively, and it will works in a bathroom too.