The June 2008 issue of HOME magazine features a house tour of interior designer Jeff Andrews. Andrews' home is a 1924 Spanish-style house that is about 1400 sq. foot. He used a lot of rich dark brown tones throughout the space. He says "I've found that a really dark color in a low-sheen finish has no boundaries to it; it's less space-defining, which makes a room appear larger..."
In the bedroom, he kept the window trim light and had the curtains just a few shades darker than the wall color. (We love the bedding!).
In the bathroom, "to make it less constricted, Andrews' replaced built-ins with a freestanding sink and cabinets.
[ Images by Grey Crawford for HOME Magazine]