Tall, Dark & Handsome

I’m not sure if its because the weather is getting cooler and I feel like hibernating, or if it’s because I just can’t seem to get the Steven Gambrel interior from the latest Elle Decor out of my head, but whatever it is I’m in love with dark walls at the moment. They aren’t particularly practical in some rooms, but living in a city that is known for its small dark apartments, using dark colours doesn’t necessarily combat this problem. But hey, if you can’t change it, work with it!

I love how dark walls make a room feel instantly warm, comfortable and inviting. The complete opposite of some rooms I’ve seen that are all white. I also love how artwork looks against a dark backdrop. I’m sure I’ll get into trouble for saying this, but I think most art looks better against black.
So, to help me get over this feeling of wanting to hibernate I’m going to share with you a few of the images I’ve been inspired by lately.

The two rooms by Steven Gambrel from the Nov 07 Elle Decor that got me on this…

Just lovin these sexy black walls – from Aerin Lauders home in the Dec 07 House & Garden
Interior by Australian designer Greg Natale

Dark walls in a Nate Berkus dining room

Charcoal library by Todd Alexander Romano

Image from KM Design

interior by Australian design firm Hecker Phelan & Guthrie

Dark walls by Thad Hayes

Another Thad Hayes room – love these colours together

The other master of dark colours, who practices what he preaches – Philip Gorrivan‘s own living room

A Miles Redd bedroom – another stunning colour combination

Federal blue walls by Markham Roberts

Another room by Markham Roberts

Hunter green walls by Darren Henault

Smouldering dark bedroom walls by Eric Cohler

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