Today’s design inspiration comes from Bernhardt Furniture – specifically their bedroom furniture catalogue. Beautifully styled and photographed, the images are design eye-candy – even for those not currently in the market for high-end furniture.
Often the design direction of a room will begin with a single piece of art. For this powder room re-do, it was a small painting that took the room in a classic, yet dramatic direction:
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).
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.