DARK MATTERS: A Selection Of Inky Spaces

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With the official start of autumn just around the corner, what better time than the present to bring out all that is dark, rich and otherwise cozy. Enjoy!

Above: Part of the Pantry restaurant in the Park Hyatt, Shanghai. This would make for one gorgeous kitchen concept!



As they say, there is no dark without light… this bath area, designed by the Belgium based Anne Derasse, brings the warmth and texture of dark wood paneling and rich velvet into a traditionally hard and chilly room.



Photographed by Bieke Claessens, this Belgian living room boasts an unexpected mix of dark wood trim with an even darker shade of paint.



A charcoal painted hall sets off adjoining white offices in the showroom of Danish fashion brand, Style Butler. Interior design by the Copenhagen based studio Design by Us.



The kitchen in actress Ginnifer Goodwin’s Hollywood cottage goes dark in all the right places, mixing black with rich shades of dusty teal, eggplant and red. Photo by Hilary Walsh via Elle.



Set in the Praktik Rambla Hotel in Barcelona, this black hall serves as the perfect frame to an adjoining green tiled bath. Photo courtesy of Petite Passport.



This little Parisian entryway adds drama and unifies a small space by painting walls, doors and trim in one uniform shade of navy. Designed by Karl Fournier and Olivier Marty of the Paris and Marrakesh based firm Studio Ko.



The stunning reception area of the East Yorkshire home of Michael of 47PARKAVENUE Blog. Love the idea of accessorizing with black items against the black walls, and of course that velvety pink sofa is pretty fantastic.



One tiny but bold bathroom in the Paris apartment of designer Carrado di Byaze. Photo via The Aestate.



Glossy black walls elevate this tiny “hotel” room set in a small stilted structure in Valle de Guadalupe, Mexico. Designed by Gracia Studio for Endémico Resguardo Silvestre. Photo by Luis Garcia.



A gorgeous powder room complete with black paneled walls.  Interior design by dSPACE Studio.



A library with rich wood paneling by the New York based designers at Haynes-Roberts.



Interior design by Elizabeth Stanley Design.



This incredibly rich chocolate-cake-like kitchen is the work of Antwerp based  Co.studio. Instead of fighting the tiny space’s innately dark nature, the designers chose to accentuate it. Brilliant!



Actress Jaime King shows us that dark does not have to mean devoid of color, in her fantastic “Renaisance Revival” penthouse in New York’s Gramercey Park Hotel.  Photo by Melanie Acevedo via Lonny.



Until tomorrow…


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There are 2 comments on this post
  1. J Molloy
    September 10, 2013


  2. Lorraine
    December 6, 2014

    love the dark moody design so so chic

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