Monday, October 12, 2009

NEUTRAL GROUND..



I thought I'd begin this post with the latest Kelly Wearstler publication; her new beach home. Her home is not for the faint of heart!

The bits and pieces of Kelly's work that I've seen lately have been fairly neutral color stories.
The key to a successful neutral interior is to layer on the texture, and subtleties of color. Also, always add a touch of color contrast for depth. I tend to use more color in my work, but what I love about neutral rooms is their calming quality.

Kelly's new line for Sferra linens









{above in this month's Met Home}


and for the more classically inspired....








Martha Stewart often uses a natural color combinations {Turkey Hill}




Darryl Carter's work is usually neutral





Images: as noted, John Granen, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart, Flickr, Darryl Carter, Darryl Carter, Eric Johnson, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart, John Granen

5 comments:

Vitania said...

Very inspiring Neutrals. sometimes I think neutrals can be very predictable - but not here at all - the fabric textures, patterns of wood, interesting fixtures make for a very exciting neutral interior

mb said...

What a balanced presentation of "Neutral Ground". I would not have automatically included Kelly Wearstler in a neutral color setting. Her beach house was fabulous.
I found all of the photos exciting and anything but neutral. Yeah Miss Martha, Darryl Carter is a master.
Thanks for your great post.

Ivy Lane said...

I can only take Ms. Wearstler's design in bits and pieces..almost have to deconstruct it... I love the more casual calm of the latter images...

Great post!

Carrie said...

I saw these photos in Met Home too. I love Kelly Wearstler and would not have thought her own home would be done in neutrals, but all the interesting patterns, textures and accents more than made up for the lack of color. I adore the Moroccan rug in the bedroom, although combined with that wild wallpaper the room isn't exactly a soothing place to relax...

MissBliss said...

wow! the first two and the last two in your "classically inspired" second half are my favorites...

so gorgeous...

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