|Home of Jenni Kayne, via Architectural Digest|
This is my third post about the elements that, to me, make a successful interior. The first two posts were about balance and natural materials, and this post will talk about contrast. Whether it's a texture or material contrast (like in the photo below - matte vs. reflective / rough vs. smooth) or a value or color contrast as shown above (light flooring and furniture vs. dark walls), contrast is a super important part of a successful interior. In my book, it's important not to be matchy. That gets boring fast. A variety of contrasting elements, and a variety of types of contrasts, will keep things interesting. Take the coffee table shown above. The base is a rough, very organic piece of wood, and the top is a very regular, smooth, reflective piece of glass. Lovely.
|Single Stem Vase by Heath Ceramics|