10 Best Dark & Moody Spaces

By Chanel Dror

If you’d asked me a month ago what the interiors of my dream home looked like, I’d have waxed poetic about crisp white walls, gorgeous cream furniture and earthy neutral textiles. That said, imagine my surprise this week when I stumbled upon a home that’s almost exactly the opposite of that, and was knocked right off my feet. Today I’m singing quite a different tune — this dark and moody living space and kitchen designed by Jessica Helgerson is officially my new fantasy. Love finds you when you least expect it, right? I’m now on a total dark-interiors kick… click through to see ten of my favorites, and I’d love to know: Are you white all the way, or do you always come back to black?

1. Library House by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design

2. Dark office space via Skona hem

3. Black on black living room designed by Cathy Echols via PaperCity

4. Pauline de Rothschild’s library at Château Mouton Rothschild, Pauillac, France, via House Beautiful

5. Vintage industrial bedroom (original source unknown)

6. Dark bathroom photographed by Melanie Acevedo

7. Casa La Atalaya by Alberto Kalach

8. August restaurant interiors, New York

9. Santa Monica home of Ellen Degeneres and Portia De Rossi, via Elle Decor

10. Black and gray wet room (original source unknown)