While nothing can beat the drama or clarity of simple black and white, far too often I find myself drawn to calm, soft shades of greige. That delightful combination that comes in so many different hues ranging from a grey blue to mushroom brown to lavender, storm grey (always a favourite of mine!). It effortlessly blends to create the type of relaxing, neutral spaces that instantly take down your stress level a notch and set a tone of calm and comfort. Because neutrals can often be seen to be bordering on boring, bright metallics, rich textures - furs and animal hides, and dark espresso or black accents add a bit of edge and sophistication.
Dara Caponigro's bedroom would definitely make my list of all time favourites - and is big inspiration behind my current bedroom. Topped off with a Ventian chandelier and a soft grey cowhide rug... amazing...
Dark espresso details - like the trim around the windows and a simple, striking pedestal ground the space and add a bit of a masculine touch.
I always find mushroom grey looks so sophisticated in plush rich fabrics like velvet (above and see last photo).
I love Larry Laslo's use of dramatic art in this space - the striking black stone sculpture is my absolute favourite thing in the room. (Find more beautiful stone sculpture here.) This room has been on my inspiration board for over a year - I don't know if I'll ever tire of it.
What's not to love about this beautiful space - shiny mirrored dressers and accents in robin's egg blue and chocolate.