By Edda Braune. Interior. Friday, October 06th 2017, 07:25:32 AM.
Create an illusion. Where you choose to use light and dark colors can have a huge influence on a space. In this lofty white room, the ceiling and walls down to the picture rail have been painted black, helping to visually lower the high ceiling for a much cozier mood. Or try painting the end wall of a long, narrow room black to visually bring it forward.
Achieving the right proportion of accent wall to other wall space is crucial. Here wood‐paneled walls go beyond just an accent but work beautifully, thanks to a high ceiling and a neutral palette.
Work in some caramel leather. Interior designer Brandi Hagen had fun playing with her client's penchant for Western style in this sitting area off the master bedroom. A coffee table upholstered in warm‐colored durable caramel leather anchors a bedroom sitting area. Western prints, a colorful horse painting and a graphic Thomas Paul thoroughbred pillow round out the accessories, while a restrained color palette keeps things from turning too themey.