Tone it down
In major contrast to last week's discussion on hints of color for your home, this week we are toning it down. One install this week is for a client who likes all things grey and white and tone on tone for her home. This is another look to love. If you aren't a big fan of color, and want a relaxing room going tone on tone in the "grey" family is a great option. Master bedrooms, guest bedrooms, living rooms, and offices are great places to showcase this softer look. Variety of texture is the key to keep this scheme from looking too boring. If you're like me...you desperately need at least one room in your home the cozy and warm feeling of a subtle room. After a busy and crazy day surrounding yourself with soft tones, subtle textures, and soothing greys are the perfect way to wind down.
Here's the start of a beautiful room we started installing this week. Finishing details to be installed soon and to-die-for photos will follow.
To keep a room with no "color" from lacking interest use more unique products like these simple lamps with a little detail and these great modified wing chairs. Do you love them as much as we do?! Use distinctive shapes in your furniture and accessories. Add texture in pillows and area rugs. In this design, Pam used the contrasting striped rug, but we often use jute or sisal rugs in rooms with subtle schemes if you want to tone it down even more. A rug is still needed to ground the room in just about any space, but finding simplistic rugs with no color isn't easy. To make it easy, go with a sisal or even bind a rug made from a patterned cut-loop carpet.
Watch for one more photo shoot coming later this week of a great design we just completed using this tone on tone scheme. It's a home worth seeing; don't miss the beautiful shots mixed in with more tips on how to achieve this look.
Which look do you love best? Hint of Color or Tone it Down? I must say....very tough to choose between. All the reason to have a 2nd and 3rd home, just to enjoy all the beauty in different design styles.