Nathalie Vingot Mei Decorates in Different Shades of Grey

Nathalie Vingot Mei Decorates in Different Shades of Grey

Grace Shu
Jun 1, 2009

We usually see grey used in modern interiors, so it's a nice change to see how this shade translates in more traditional rooms. Interior designer Nathalie Vingot Mei has a beautiful portfolio that features sophisticated, serene interiors thanks to her restrained color palette of whites and soft greys while playing with light and texture to create a calm ambiance. We've pulled together a few of our favorite photos that show how Mei uses grey in different rooms and styles...

A simple bathroom with modern lines.

This ornate bathroom has a warmer feel to it due to the lighting and the romantic drape of the shower curtain. Absolutely love how the exterior of the bathtub is painted a matching shade of grey!

With an antique bedspread and curvy furniture, this bedroom takes on a more feminine feel, as opposed to the more masculine double bedroom featured above. By limiting the color palette, textures and shapes can dictate the mood of a room.

We like this tip: Painting the bottom 1/4 of a wall grey and the top 3/4 white. It'll give the illusion of added height to a room.

Want to see more of Mei's work? Visit her site, Villa Medicis.

(Images: Nathalie Vingot Mei)

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