Photo of the Day: Blue Bedroom

Blue London Bedroom

This serene bedroom, by Dyer Grimes Architects, is an exercise in minimalistic restraint. From the almost bare turquoise walls, to the linen slipcovered bench, the eye floats about the light-flooded space, ultimately drawn to the spectacular modern light fixture.

For a “steal this look” version of the room, visit Remodelista.


Photo of the Day: Colourful Bedroom

de Gournay Wallpaper

Isn’t this bedroom a riotous expression of joyful colour? The luxurious de Gournay wallpaper offers an exotic getaway in a traditional bedroom, with colours emphatically repeated in bedding, lamp and flowers. The question is, could you rest here?

Hand-painted de Gournay wallpaper, L’Eden design.

Photography by Dan Marshall.

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Photo of the Day: White Living Room

White Living Room

Isn’t this a restrained and beautiful room? The quiet palette, combining shades of white and pale grey, is contrasted by the energy of the large contemporary painting. Notice the symmetry of the panelled walls, with details picked out in gold, echoing the gold of the lamps and furniture legs. And notice also how small touches of black provide punctuation. Lovely.

Located in Belgravia, a high-end district in central London, the space was designed by Todhunter Earle Interiors (here).

Photo of the Day: Blue Living Room


Beautiful Blue

Love colour? How about the drama of this saturated blue living room, with the colour carried all the way up onto the ceiling? The luxurious richness is echoed in the matching velvet draperies and pillows.

I love the use of gold accents in this room – yellow is the complementary shade to blue, so the contrast between the two colours heightens the dramatic effect. Warm metals are a look that is trending this year, though they have never really gone out of style in traditional decor.

Need more blue? Colour Cure: Blue.