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Creating Moody Spaces

Creating Moody Spaces

We love creating spaces that evoke a mood and feeling, so we wanted to offer steps on how to create a moody space in your home. These rooms usually feature darker paint or wallpaper with pieces that enhance the feeling. Here are our favorite tips for creating a moody space.

The first decision is what room should be redesigned or styled into a moody space. Our favorite areas are usually smaller rooms with a door that separates it from the rest of the house. Our most popular choices are powder baths, offices, dining rooms, closets, or a library.

The next decision is what color to paint the walls. We love the power of saturation and want to cover the walls with the perfect paint or wallpaper. Start by looking through your closet and see what colors you are naturally drawn to. Notice which outfits and colors you feel pretty in and wear often. Once you’ve pulled that color, go several shades darker and see how you feel about the deeper tone. Our current favorites are rich jewel tones like emerald, sapphire, and burgundy.

Then, we add furniture that enhances the moody feel, creating a space for deep conversations, focus, and tasteful design. Our Billie Pouf is an easy add, its generous rounded shape and glossy, almost-python upholstery in deep plum, perfectly styles into moody rooms. Another great addition is our Nori Teak Stool. Its organic, teak form is complemented by a rich black finish. Featuring a smaller size, it scales well into a variety of rooms.

Finally, add accessories for the perfect finishing touches. Three of our favorite dark and moody pieces are the Gia Container, Rimini Dish, and Fauna Vase. Each was crafted from solid marble, featuring beautiful natural veining and a dark grey to black coloring. Their smaller size styles well throughout the house, especially in bathrooms and living rooms.

Following these tips will help you create your own moody space. Our designers are always available to help you select the perfect furniture, rugs, and wallpaper, and are completely free. You can sign up to work with them virtually or in person here. To hear Jess and Suz talk about moody spaces, listen to the podcast here.

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