INTERIORS // GOING TO THE DARK SIDE


Living in the northern hemisphere means that we need to take every bit of light we can get, especially during the colder months and normally the best way to do this is to make our windows as big as possible and paint our walls, ceilings and floors as white or light as possible.








The Scandinavian inspired interior has filled the pages of every interiors magazine and  has laid on millions of pin boards on Pinterest. Its a trend that has proven it will always stand the test of time, the all adorning crisp white room filled from every corner with bright natural light. But like any trend, trends are made to evolve and for some reason,  I feel totally attracted to the dark side. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing more refreshing than walking into a beautiful big airy light room but how does a dark room make us feel. Does it really accent our home accessories and bring our artwork, books and objets d'art to life? Does it make our rooms cozy and welcoming or can it be opressing and moody? I guess it is totally personal choice. For certain rooms I think we need to embrace the light, especially those such as kitchen and entryway but in others I can totally see how some dark paint can bring a small, dark and lifeless room back to life. We made the plunge in the bedroom by using Farrow & Ball DownPipe and have never looked back. Now I am looking to add this to our snug room and can't wait to see the final results. 

We can all very easily recreate that Scandinavian interior, its all about the crisp white paintwork,  the whitewashed floorboards and big airy rooms, the mid century modern furniture thrown in with graphic design details, but the most important element of this type of room is natural daylight, there has to be plenty of it. You also have to have a real eye for design because the accessories and handpicked design details will make or break a room, and will have little relevance if picked straight out of an ikea catalogue.




With having just purchased an old turn of the century farmhouse, natural daylight is not something we have been gifted with on the front side of the house.  I have been totally lost as to where to take my inspiration from. Being half danish and growing up in Copenhagen I cant help but feel totally connected to their design aesthetics and drawn to the way they put things together. A clash of modern and mid century with a dash of rustic and the idea of creating a home filled with things you love, not necessarily being cohesive but adventurous and most importantly a true representation of your tastes. I like when things don't match too much. The brilliant white walls and bare sanded floorboards is an aesthetic that everyone can work from and add to as a family home. 


Having absolutely adored the idea of a crisp bright white room, the reality is that our 19th century mullion windows leave little to no light in our snug room and I have decided to embrace the aesthetics of a dark cozy room for our snug. We have decided to go for Farrow and Ball Hague Blue including all the built in shelves. So watch this space. Can't wait to show you all the final reveal. 

                                                Pretty much my idea of a perfect office.




I also love a dark wall or painted bookcase brings gold and bronzes to life. Really makes them pop. 

Image via Design Sponge*






Be interested to hear if anyone has ventured to the dark side with their paint choices? Were you happy with the bold result? 






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