Inspiration: The Drama of Dark Room and White Furniture

Inspiration: The Drama of Dark Room and White Furniture

Abby Stone
Sep 15, 2008

atla-091508-darkwhite.jpgDespite our emphasis on colour here at AT, oftentimes, especially in sunny LA, the decision is to paint the walls white or white or maybe white. But, when it's done right, a dark room, furnished with high gloss white pieces, makes a dramatic statement...

It's a look that's especially inviting and cozy when the weather is overcast, as it was for most the mornings this weekend. Painted in high gloss white, even inexpensive furniture has impact here. It's not a look for the timid since getting it right means going for strong lined pieces, no-holds-barred pattern and colour and embracing your inner extrovert. To start, hand or spray paint your pieces. We'd use a glossy bright white and, depending the piece, might even splurge on having them car painted (especially good for pieces that will get a lot of wear and tear). Toss in a little animal print, a bold neon colour to liven it up and perhaps a little metallic. Good lighting is a must (so you don't feel like you're living in a cave) and, voila.

[image: Stacys Updated Heirlooms]

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