March 10, 2010

Dark & Saturated

After yesterday's airy, light-filled home (thank you for all your comments!), I'm craving dark and saturated today.

Perhaps not the most practical choice with spring upon us, but it's still cold in Chicago! So, I'll indulge my winter senses just a bit longer.
Darks work so well in libraries and parlors, but I'm loving them paired with white walls in living rooms to keep them from getting too stuffy and heavy.
Of course, silky, velvety dark warmth on your bedroom walls and sheets doesn't hurt either!

*images via magchunk, escapade, unknown, Anson Smart

22 comments:

Paula Grace Designs said...

Gorgeous!
Paula Grace ~

laurennicolelove.com said...

oh that last photo is absolutely incredible...love the wallpaper and the richness of the sheet color.

thanks for linking to Escapade! didn't know of the blog and it's fantastic!

hopeless domestic said...

I a still in the winter mode as well,and I am just loving all the dark and velvety tones in these rooms! Especially the last of the bedroom..I think the wallpaper and the golds are fantastic together...and the bed-side table!! I die! great post yesterday and today!

west by south said...

Beautiful! White is my favourite colour...but I recently painted one wall in my dining room Benjamin Moore Graphite...which is a perfect "almost" black! Look forward to your blog each day...it is one of my daily reads! Thank you!

Laura Trevey said...

Luxurious and Sophisticated!!

Miz.November said...

Oh my. That top picture is perfection. It feels so enveloping.

Black said...

mmm, so yummy. Love those black walls, the brown wallpaper and chocolate bedsheets.

erica@ moth design+luxe life said...

That last image.... seriously? an LV tissue box. ostrich upholstered head board, those sheets and mirrored bedside... Loving it!

The Shiny Pebble said...

Gorgeous and luxurious... A study and small bath or half bath are good dark rooms as well. Looking for just the perfect shade for my study...

Design Darling said...

the dark green walls are so handsome.

{g} said...

the first room is so striking!

{p.s.}the last is by photographer anson smart:
http://citified.blogspot.com/2009/11/colour-inspiration-gold-mahogany.html

hope you're having a great week

vmichelle said...

I've been in a dark and saturated mood lately, which is strange, since it's spring! But I enjoyed your inspiring post.

Paloma {La Dolce Vita} said...

These are so gorgeous! The second is my favorite.

Sarah Klassen said...

How beautiful! I love the masculinity of the first image. That looks like such a cozy room - what a great chair, too!

That third room is spectacular! The large mirror, window and the vast, soaring ceilings? AMAZING.

Such inspiration...hope you're having a wonderful week, Crystal :)

xo

Jeanne said...

Rich and luxurious...wonderful images!
Jeanne :)

Splendid Willow said...

Crystal - the 2 first images are Oh La La so lovely! (I had to scroll back to that second one with the antique table in the back. Love that room. The rug pulls it all together). Happy rest of the week! ox Mon

Rachel said...

Love the last image. The LV tissue box holders are just too cool.

Crystal @ Plush Palate said...

@g: thanks so much for the source of the pic! I've just updated it! xo

♥Simply Seductive said...

Oooh, after leaving a comment on the Dramatic and Moody post, I'm almost out of adjectives to express how much I love this post... almost but not completely... simply, simply beautiful!

Well done.

Jane Flanagan said...

Beautiful. The second image is so painterly - just stunning.

sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes, your blog is just soooo wonderful and gives me a lot of energy!

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Fé... said...

black-painted wall is such a statement!

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