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We’ve given a lot of love to white walls, and while they do make a great backdrop for art and furniture pieces, we’ve got a lot of love for dark walls too. Almost like magic, they turn a room into a cozy cocoon and set off interesting furniture shapes beautifully. But painting your walls dark gray or brown is scary. It feels like a big commitment, but they can be very powerful! Today, we’re proving that there’s no reason to fear a dark wall:
We’re big fans of blush, and we especially love mixing it with darker, more masculine colors like charcoal or black. We wanted to create a space that balanced feminine and masculine elements to create a restful bedroom, perfect for cozy winter evenings. Our Louise Blush fabric was the jumping off point for this space, which we used on our Camden Headboard and custom drapery panels. Next, we used our Orson Rug which combines a traditional Turkish pattern with a modern, monotone color palette. Add bedding in a luxurious velvet, a mirrored night stand, and a classic x-bench to create a bedroom that’s just right on all fronts.
Shop all of the pieces in this room:
Camden Headboard in Louise Blush
Deanna Mirrored Side Table
X-Bench in Off-White Twill with Danish Linen Welt
Malia Seeded Glass Lamp
Custom Drapery Panels in Louise Blush
Lucca Velvet Bedding
Addison Stitched Bedding
Standing Sunbursts, Set of 3
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Go ahead and pinch us. We can’t believe we get to introduce this week’s podcast guest, interior designer Miles Redd! We were beside ourselves when he agreed to sit down with us while recently in his hometown of Atlanta (and ours). Plus, he’s our first AD100 Designer on the podcast. Miles’ spaces are packed with style, drama, and whimsy, and we think you’ll be were struck by how darn nice he is!
When you’re decorating a space, it’s essential to have plenty of places to sit. How else are you going to have friends and family over? You certainly don’t want to offer them a seat on the floor. But in most homes, space is at a premium, so if you’re going to work more seating into your room, you’ve got to be sneaky about it. Well, we’re coming to the rescue with 8 ways to bring more seating into your space.
We’ve talked about balance a lot recently here on How to Decorate, specifically in terms of styling your furniture pieces and in bring both light and dark pieces into your room. Another way to bring balance into your space is to incorporate furniture pieces of all heights. It’s important to have something at various heights to help move your eye through the room, and also to make sure every quadrant of your room is ‘active.’ In other words, don’t forget to address the tops of your walls!