Don't get me wrong, I'm still craving warm weather and summer nights, but mentally I'm in the fall mindset. Don't you think there is something so inviting about a dark moody room? It is an invitation for dim light, candles and ambiance.
Normally, you'll find rooms with dark walls and lighter furniture, or lighter walls and dark furniture, but I'm loving the combination of dark with dark.
I'm also finding that the rooms I love best with this dark on dark use rather monochromatic hues - the first picture (and one of my favorite spaces in general) has the ink curtains next to the ink sofa, next to the dark grey window frames, and everything is on top of the inky purple rug.
In the photo above, everything is painted in the same dark taupe. And below the walls, and rug are nearly the same shade of grey.
This next photo, the walls, columns and ceiling are the same shade of grey, and only the sofa and flowers bring color to the space.
What I find really interesting too about all of these spaces, is that they seem to work best with more traditional details. The moldings, and more ornate mirrors. Classically tailored sofas, chairs and ottomans, panel curtains, and a good dose of brass.
I think that these traditional elements keep these spaces from feeling cold, even through there is so much dark, and drama going on. They still feel inviting. They say, come bring your cup of tea and tattered copy of Pride and Prejudice in here for the afternoon.
What do you think?
Would you ever experiment with a dark and moody room in your own home?