Mix and Match Styles with a Monochromatic Palette

Mix and Match Styles with a Monochromatic Palette

Sarah Coffey
Apr 7, 2009

This British bedroom featured on Light Locations is the perfect example of several styles (rustic country, old world Victorian, modern pop) woven seamlessly together with a monochromatic color palette. It reminds us of one of our favorite quotes...

...from Peter York, also featured on Apartment Therapy. In his discussion of a realistic aesthetic, York said, "Nobody talked about "eclectic" then. You had what you had and some of it you liked. You couldn't just throw things away....if you wanted a chest of drawers for a spare room, you didn't go to a new shop, you went to Portobello Road, bought some thing Victorian, painted it white and maybe changed the handles." This approach to decorating combines a hodge-podge aesthetic with an underlying theme that unifies things, and it's not hard to pull off.

For more monochromatic inspiration, check out these posts:
Monochromatic Bathrooms
White Kitchens
White Bathrooms

Photo: Light Locations

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