BLACK MAGIC: DARK & MOODY INTERIORS

Halloween is creeping up on us, so in the spirit of things we thought we'd take a little walk on the dark side of design and put together a series of spellbinding ways to showcase how bold, dark colour palettes can be thoughtfully and magically used in design, and how dark interiors can create not only moody and dramatic spaces, but also surprisingly calming ones.

A SPELL TO BE BOLD

Don't be scared of using dark colours to help control light and create mood. Add lighter and brighter artworks and accessories for added contrast . . . 

Greenknowe Avenue

Greenknowe Avenue

A SPELL TO BE GLAMOROUS

Use reflective surfaces such as glass and mirror with clever lighting to create spaces with movement and intriguing reveals . . .

Marian Street

Marian Street

A SPELL TO BE DRAMATIC

Delineated spaces such as dark entry lobbies that open up to brighter and more neutral spaces create a wonderful sense of journey and drama as you move through the home . . .

Onslow Avenue

Onslow Avenue

A SPELL TO BE BALANCED

Consider when the home is going to be most in use. For night owls, creating a dark and moody environment to entertain can be a powerful statement and often paramount to satisfying that magical work/life balance . . .

Moore Park Gardens

Moore Park Gardens

A SPELL TO BE INTIMATE

Use dark colours and luxurious textures to create intimacy and luxury in a bedroom space which is conducive to rest and restoration . . .

Bourke Street

Bourke Street

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