There is something intriguing and mysterious about a dark interior. This modern home ticks all the right boxes in sultry darker shades that are oh so alluring and dramatic.
Not many people are brave enough to pull off a dark interior – but if done right, a design in shades of charcoal can be a showstopper. This is true in this contemporary residence in Cardiff, Wales, where owners opted for a dark interior styling that also boasts an element of playfulness.
In the living room, a creative gallery wall sets the tone above a black upholstered sofa. Here glassless black frames are used to highlight art, lettering and other memorabilia. A striking black star and vintage clock also adds to the energy of this gallery wall and we love the simple pops of colour and greenery that add a richness to this space.
There is a playfulness and creativity in this home that speaks of the owner’s own fun-loving nature. Take the below vintage portrait, framed on the wall with a clear smudge of luminous green paint right across the face. Like seriously? I guess the entire point of this piece is to create interest and the unexpected – with the element of surprise that keeps one interested in the finer details of design.
The bedroom is an eleborate and romantic retreat in shades of black and yellow. Drama and interest shout at you from every corner of the room. From a gorgeous black velvet headboard to a vintage chandelier and striking canary yellow dresser. The bed too is beautifully layered with a mix of textures and colours that create vibrancy and fun here. We love the striking yellow crocheted blanket, paired with a furry throw and sleek grey bed linen – all beautifully styled to maximise the drama of the overall room.
The outside spaces are equally striking with bold black walls that frame an outdoor entertainment area. Simple furniture and a stunning arrangement of greenery adds colour and life here – the perfect spot for sundowners after a long day!