Get the Look: Decorating with Drama

Living Etc's fabulous series of house tours ends with a four-story townhouse in London, UK. It's a master class in using light, color and incredible objects to create a very grown-up sense of drama in the spaces. 


The charcoal gray is a repeated theme through the home's colors, sometimes set in a monochrome palette, or against a great contrasting shade such as the mustard yellow above. 

GET THE LOOK: You don't need to have 15 ft ceilings with stunning molding to get the best of what we see here. Gray and yellow are a natural combination that creation a mature look with bright splashes of color. The white walls keep the gray from making the overall look too sober, and flowers and foliage can be brought in to highlight the bright yellow. 


Contrasting elelments. Notice here how the brickwork and flooring add natural touches to what otherwise might be a very stark, modern kitchen. Using natural elements in contrast to minimal or high polish finishes is a great way to take the edge of and create a wonderful mixed look. 


It's the small things. Creating a vignette on a side table or shelf is a great way to show off things you love. Don't worry about it being symmetrical or perfect. Contrast the items in height and type to add a splash of visual interest around your home. 

The rest of the home looks as amazing as the images above so take the full tour here



If you are thinking of giving your home a facelift, we've got decorating packages to fit everyone's style and budget. From custom interiors, to DIY packages where you get a bit of help from me, to our new DIY Decorating Guides that put the project in your hands.