11.5.10

Clever With Colour










This home has some fabulous applications of colour on it's neutral background. But I think the thing that grabbed me most was the charcoal treatment of the ceiling beams. I've seen many a home with outdated mission brown beams tricked up by painting the whole shell white.

I love though how they've kept them as a feature here, but updated them to a modern grey. Then with the addition of cool stuff and amazing colour, the whole place has become something much more. V. clever.

Images from here

17 comments:

Kerri said...

I love that first pic Jules, the beams look fantastic. I have very similar ceilings here at home, and after the kitchen reno the ugly pine ceiling looks even uglier! I'm seriously considering these dark beams instead of white. Thanks for giving me food for thought! K xx

Abby said...

Love those beams! And the colour ... well, what can I say?

Kerry said...

I have beams like that painted an even worse colour than mission brown (oh yes there is one!). And I've been wondering whether I should paint the living room white because I have quite a lot of colourful furniture 'n stuff. I think you've just made up my mind for me...thank you!

Marija said...

I love painted fireplaces...that first image makes me so happy!

captain kk said...

love this house.. such a cosy, happy, modern vibe about it.. and that spot on the balcony looks like heaven.

Dustjacket Attic said...

Well I'll be having that recliner in the first and am a bit partial to the bird lamp too thank you.

Your comment had me laughing...I'm so pleased to have woken you up this am with a crack on your head from your topple...jumpsuit now there's a thought!
xoxo
apparently it's going to be totally freezing tomorrow, so will do my best to follow your instructions, I may end up an icicle.

Diana Mieczan said...

I really adore when there is a hint of colour in the room but not to much in your face and that is exactly what they did...It is a perfect balance of colour! I really enjoy the palette and the lamp and wallpaper is stunning :)
Kisses
Great post!

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

Oh those beams are wonderful! And I love the recliner too and the punchy pops of color. Just brilliant!

And I totally think u could rock that hair at the office. I'm considering it myself. LOL ;)

xoxo

Amy R. said...

I love the crisp white walls with the vivid pops of color; very striking. I like the beems and I especially love anything grey. Great pics Jules!

Xo
Amy R.

heather jenkinson said...

Yes, you're right, the use of grey on those beams is pretty inspired - I may have been too nervous to go there, but not any more...

You post such great images, regularly. How do you do it?!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Oh my gosh, I love that bedroom! I really want to do something like that, a fabric covered panel, I think it would be so cool! Great post, Jules!

Mlle Paradis said...

great find as always jules! it's all about the turquoise candlesticks and yellow pillow for me. although what's not to like about a pink-ey pillow with fat stripes! hmmmm maybe i'll make one today!

Kelle Dame said...

someday my patio MUST be as fabulous...someday soon!

I wish I had beams period. No matter the color :)

Melissa de la Fuente said...

Ooh....me too! I love the choices in colorful spots. A lovely home and they have those felted rocks I adore....all stacked up in the corner! Swoon....
xo
Melis

Sarah said...

Love that peacock lamp. I saw a peacock this morning on my way to work. He was hanging out by a shop door right in the middle of the city. True story.

Post Grad Hair Cut said...

That fabric wall behind the bed is so charming.

Jenn said...

Adore the textile hanging in the bedroom and the lamp. You seriously have impeccable taste, btw.

I love everything you post!

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