5.01.2012

subdued + splendid

 Do you ever wish you could have a reversible room? One where you could flip a switch and the palette of a room would instantly either be turned up a notch or just let your eyes relax in a neutral space.  This question was sparked when I came across this adorable reversible Marc by Marc Jacobs bag -- it has a classic shape and can be worn in a pewter gray or electric blue. Although the bag looks lovely either way I decided that no, I wouldn't want such a thing to exist in the world of interiors. Color is not all there is to a room. The details, amazing light fixtures and the textures that are chosen to complement a restrained palette would get lost in a sea of Tangerine Tango or whatever the "of the moment "color may be. I know I can't imagine these rooms in bold colors, can you? Pretty jaw dropping just the way they are...

(all images via Atlanta Homes + Lifestyles)

13 comments:

Lindsey Anne | pinklet and c said...

i am in love with these images! Love the stools in the last picture, the tablescape in the first and everything in the second one!

Johanna - Taloja ja Toiveita said...

The wall with stripes is amazing! I have ever thought about using stripes 'so much', but this works!

Mary Middleton Design said...

Hallway heaven. I am in love with those stripes - too amazing. Now having a dilemma as I want to do this! Think this works so well though because of the natural light - mine is a typical Victorian House in the UK. So hallways and light don't really mix. Next time I have a grander house with more light to work on - this will be in my ideas pot!

THANK YOU!

Ambyr said...

All three of these are equally as beautiful. I love the thick striping in the hallways and the overly-wooden brown kitchen.

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Vera Vanity said...

Love it... Nature in design. Xoxo V.V.

Like Me Some said...

The stripes in the hall are awesome!

Ada (new york) said...

A switch that changed the wall colors and accessories in a room ... your r onto something Blair .. how freakin cool would that be, a button for each season (including holiday decor .. haha). BTW I LOVE the bag with the splash of color inside.

Chris Collins said...

Cute striped walls!

Invitation To Inspiration said...

Love the first photo...and how they used different chairs around the dining table!!! :-))
xoxo

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ashley cooper said...

love this home!

Wilkinson said...

Love, love, LOVE the striped hall!

Couture Carrie said...

Love these spaces, especially the hall with the striped walls!

xoxox,
CC

Kristi G. Englehart said...

MInd blowing decoration and these design attract me .