Wednesday, June 16, 2010

A Bright Light & The Dark Side

This image makes me want to paint something BRIGHT....
Although while looking on West Elm I was drawn back to the dark side...this rug is on my short list...hmmm, so is that lumbar pillow...and the far side table too...
And I love this light even more in gray....I just can't help myself!
Love this room, the whole look, very cool light...
All images West Elm

15 comments:

Melissa said...

How cozy and rich those greys are. I NEED the light fixture...

Trish said...

Morning Marianne! :) You have found such gorgeous items at West Elm, the prettiest I've seen in a long time. That first room is so warm and I love that the back wall behind the bookshelves is painted such a happy coral color. That light fixture is so glam, now I just need somewhere to hang it! Have a great day!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I think you can have your cake and eat it too. Dark spaces and light spaces can live in harmony in the same home.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

The west elm rug would have looked great in my husband's office if I hadn't found one at Ikea. I am really drawn to both of these looks as well and attempting to mix them in my home.

Jade @ Flip Flops + Pearls Design said...

I love the coral accent in the first picture but I am like you, I try to do bright but I am always drawn back to the darker side.

LLH Designs said...

Love the contrast! I'm always surprised when I like such different looks...keeps things interesting! Now if I could just find my table! ;) xo...Linsey

Dayka (Life +Style) said...

i am on a navy blue wall kick right now, so i really love the last room. the new catalog came and i didn't get a chance to look at it yet, but WE is always good for inspiration. i'm lovin' the coral painted bookcase, too!

Melissa @ Veranda Interiors said...

Loving the color on the last image, so fun!

paula said...

I do love the dark and that last image, gorgeous.

Leah said...

Love that west elm rug in the second pic! So lovely!

Megan Smart said...

That coral color is to die for, I love when inside of built-ins are painted a bright color.

-Megan @ smartdesignmatters.blogspot.com

Jesse said...

I love that rug!!

Kelle Dame said...

I'm getting ready to do a dark bedroom for a friend and these images just get me so pumped! Those pops of coral will be making an appearance in my Etsy shoppe soon! I'm infatuated with that color.

pve design said...

I just helped a client select paint colors for a wonderful home, and for one of the rooms, I chose "night train" which is deep and dark and looks like that. I love all these colors, mineral, steel, metal, -
pve

prashant said...

That light fixture is so glam, now I just need somewhere to hang it! Have a great day!
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