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Camille Styles

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A Moody Home Makeover for Any Space

September 26th, 2016

I’ve always loved the look of a dark interior (I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to spaces and images that evoke that moody, intimate feeling), but when we moved into our loft two and a half years ago, I did what everyone does: painted every square inch white. At the time, it was an obvious step up from the glossy dark taupe that coated the walls from the previous tenant, but was it creative? Not so much.

Our apartment is completely open (think of your classic studio floorplan) with one curved wall that goes down the center and wraps around the corner to create our “bedroom” space. That wall also serves as our little home office, and I’ve always wanted to carve out that space somehow and make it feel like a room of its own. I thought it could be really fun to apply some kind of wallpaper or dark paint color to it, but when it came down to pulling the trigger, I chickened out every time… except for this time. When Pratt & Lambert invited someone from our team to put their paints to the test, I stepped up the the plate, and the finished product is more gorgeous than I could have ever imagined. Scroll down for the miraculous before-and-after…

*before photos by Laura Alexandra, after photos by Molly Winters 

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21 Comments under :: A Moody Home Makeover for Any Space
  1. Susan Lawson says:

    Gorgeous! Love the final addition of the peach chair. It’s amazing how a simple chair in a bright color can do so much. I have an orange industrial-style chair in my laundry room of all places. And every time I catch a glimpse of it or sit down in it to fold clothes, I smile.

  2. Laura says:

    I absolutely love this color scheme- it’s interesting and really speaks to me! I was wondering too, what is the name of the leafy plant on the floating shelf? Love it!

  3. That chair is SUCH a good find! I’ll have to make sure I go to the next sale.

  4. Love the desk lamp against the colour of that wall. What a great accent piece!

  5. Libbynan says:

    The new color totally makes that desk shine. The rug, chair, and lamp are great; but the color and the shelves are the real winners.

  6. npharney says:

    I really like this as a contrast to super bright white minimal homes, I have a real hankering for a dark sage colour wall in my bedroom

    – Natalie
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  7. Allison says:

    I love this space! Just gorgeous:) do you mind sharing the macrame plant hanger source?

  8. Jennifer Rose Smith says:

    It looks so so good, Chanel! I love the change. Amazing what a little paint can do to transform a space. The new grey really makes the green plants and orange chair “pop”.

  9. Heather says:

    Love it! This is definitely inspiring the look of my soon-to-be decorated home office. I especially love the rug. Where is it from? It is just what I am looking for!

  10. Emma J. says:

    Just wanted to say how gorgeous this is! We chose a paint color very similar to this for my daughter’s nursery (want your kid to nap during the day? Don’t go for a light-reflecting pastel), and I’ve been wondering how to bring it into our main living areas, because I love it so much. Thanks for the inspiration!

  11. Sarah says:

    Is there any other posts about this space? I really am wanting this style for my desk + bedroom but I can’t find any bedroom ideas like this!

  12. Gorgeous!! Can you share the dimensions of this desk?

  13. Ciaran lynch says:

    Hey. Ive a question about how you finished the wood. Did you stain it or paint it? I like the end result. Its a lovely piece

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