Never has a simple color palette allowed for such drama. Set against a carefully chosen backdrop of rich, saturated grey, a classic dining set in matching wood tones builds a cohesive look that plays off a vintage feel. Shining down over everything is the room’s signature piece, an antique chandelier, mimicking the curves of the accent chair, the bureau front and the dining table legs. With analogous color choices, the chairs, lampshades, and curtains pull together, and the variety of pattern, scale, and texture increase interest in the space.

Against the dark, white draws the eye with great enthusiasm. Trim, crown molding, and particularly the curtains, are well placed points of white attraction. Intentionally serving as a bridge to a more modern era, the curtains boast of over-sized floral, leaving swaths of negative space to attract the eye.