There's a fine line between a calm, relaxing neutral room and one that's just boring. Crossing the line from monotone to warm modern often involves texture. Designer Louise Bradley's rooms offer some lessons in ways to use texture well. She pairs natural fibers with metal and glass, or combines rustic details with sleek furnishings, achieving inviting rooms with just a tiny bit of an edge to them...
The fur throw is the same hue as the dark wood closets, creating an interesting contrast between the two textures.
All of the accents in this room (including the glass coffee table, framed pictures, and bowl next to the hearth) respond to the texture and color of the artwork above the fireplace.
In a bathroom, mirrored surfaces both create and reflect texture. The horizontal mirrors above the bathtub frame vignettes from the other side of the room.
The rough-hewn wood hearth sets a rustic tone for this room, reflected in the fur pillows and basket of kindling by the hearth. For more from Louise Bradley, click here.