Today I want to retreat into nearly not there neutrals. Those shades that are hard to categorise. Layers of tone that just come together so satisfyingly that you want to sit a while. To contemplate.
‘Neutral’ can feel like a dead word. Today, however, I am enjoying the colours that exist in the light and in the shade. the hard to define.
The masters of chalky whites, Farrow and Ball.
What a space, those windows flood the room with a cool white light, the subtle grey walls slightly mottled. Perfectly Parisian.
This colour I have always referred to as ‘blackcherry yogurt colour’, ever since a child. The muted mauve is a great backdrop for the sprawled-legged light.
Painted white bricks are always a joy. Combined with the well worn cobbles and various sage painted wood work.
Oh that chair, perfectly made for two. Soft colours of the sea mix with various textures. Linen, velvet, brick, tile and woven thread.
A Colonial sitting room with an amazing inlaid chest. The silvered greys are brought together with a moody Turner-esque painting.
Well this is pretty perfect isn’t it. I love the clean cut marble unit and the depth the carved wooden adds. An ageing mirror and bud-like light fitting add interest. I am partial to a Bialetti coffee maker too.
Peppermint ice whites and crushed velvet, what a delicate space. Decaying grandeur with modern moments.
Putty pink complements eucalyptus green, a happy combination I think.
White metal edged glass doors with ample linen curtains.
Various shades of white harmonise in this boudoir. Apparently this colour is ‘elephants breath’, a strange notion.
Evidently I am drawn to wood panelled interiors! The rise and fall in the wood just creates so many tones to enjoy. This room incorporates coffee creams and metallic tones that lift the space.
A grand proportioned room with wildly contrasting pieces of furniture, ornaments and art. The soft pink is brought to life with the glossy deeper coloured pieces. That table is magnificent.
If a room can be a weather front, this one brews a storm. A picture window frames the Tasmanian countryside. Mottled walls soften a cooling space.
In a similar vein, these walls provide a tonally textured backdrop to some striking furniture.
More bohemian but equally beautiful, there is a French feel to this feminine room.
Modern art brings the dark to a cooling blue/grey palette. I love the parquet flooring too.
Enjoying the dreamy hues of Hydrangeas, pale lilac with a lemon yellow.
With just a hint of neon this collection works. That light is a little breathtaking.
Linen blues, so calming and welcoming. It just so happens this room sports a Warren Platner chair, the design classic I illustrated for our November newsletter.
An indoor swing, need I say more? Linen and chocolate combine bathed in glorious sunlight.
Another apartment with a stunning view. Curved furniture neatly highlighted. Marble, brass and eggshell come together with ease.
Finally we end with dove grey, enhanced by white objects, a giant woven lamp shade and deep, dark wood.
Wintery hues for a muted day.