Atkins-Hughes’ Moody London Flat

Atkins-Hughes’ Moody London Flat

Mat Sanders
Oct 19, 2010


Dark walls, floors and ceilings set the stage for key furniture pieces to pop in this masterfully decorated flat by photographer/stylist duo Graham and Jo Atkins-Hughes.

I've always been a huge fan of dark rooms, having painted the walls and ceiling of my previous apartment a dark navy and my current bedroom a deep, calming shade of blue-green. This month's focus on color in the home cannot pass without sharing a post by my favorite color-obsessed UK-based blogger, Will (aka Mr. Bazaar) of Bright Bazaar. In his latest home tour he features a space that is...well...rather dark, actually - but a great example of how to utilize shadowy tones as a backdrop for bursts of bright accents.

The flat is the home of London based interiors photographer Graham Atkins-Hughes and stylist Jo Atkins-Hughes. While evoking a bit of theatricality with their combination of dark flooring, black walls and teal cabinetry, the home still feels rather tranquil. In addition to this deft example of how to set the stage for colorful furniture and accessories, Graham and Jo's interior also shows how painting walls and/or ceilings and floors can trick the eye into removing the seams of a room and create a sense of vastness.

See more of the Atkins-Hughes' home on Bright Bazaar, and make sure to take a moment and scroll through Will's blog to catch his daily captivating color counseling.

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