My style of decorating is marked by the absence of color. It is not that I don't love the use of color in design -- I truly do and I love how bold designers such as Kelly Wearstler can decorate a room with gorgeous colors that bounce off a wall. Still, I have always been drawn to what I have termed "sans color" ("sans" from the Old French term meaning "in the absence of"). To me, the eye works harder to pick out the nuances and beauty of a room that is neutral or without any real color and when it does find that beauty, that carving, that texture, it rejoices in its discovery.
I often say, I much rather have a room with just one fabulous piece -- perhaps a velvet gilded chair or a painted commode in a corner with just one chandelier hanging from the ceiling and nothing else than a room full of nothing special.
As you scroll down these beautiful settings, let your eyes pick out the beauty of each room. For me, these rooms exude a sense of calmness and quiet beauty and a feeling that everything is as it should be. Enjoy!
Hope you have a wonderful and relaxing weekend. (photos from Asli Tunca and La Maison: pinterest.com).