With every interior design project, I learn things. With this particular project, I am learning surprising things about myself. The colour and materials board you see above is the first step in my newest and most personal project, our new Berlin apartment, which I will hereby refer to as the ONBA project.
What surprises me about this board is how warm it is. Due to my tendency toward a modern, minimal style, one could assume that a muted, cool colour scheme would be my thing. I think I sort of thought that too ... until now. As I put this board together, I found myself choosing warmer, softer and somewhat richer and creamier colours. And they really make me feel nice. So I think I'll just go with it. What do you think?
This board represents the main living space. You can see on the floor plan in my previous post that the living, dining and kitchen areas are all included in this open space. The apartment has white walls throughout (which we will leave as such), a wood floor, white kitchen cabinets, and a dark grey countertop. That's what's there. Here's what we have and what we are keeping - our grey couch, our square glass coffee table with short, chunky metal legs, walnut low board with glossy black front panels, a painting that I love, and our glossy white dining table with four walnut stools. And finally, here's what I'd like to add or incorporate with what's been mentioned so far - warm metallic accents, (faux) fur and leather textures, a not-so-shaggy, ivory coloured area rug, and some white curtains for the windows. Usually I would go without curtains, but since we are on the ground floor, we will need them for privacy. I imagine that the accents and textures I mentioned will make their way into the space via some key purchases we need to make ... like one or two chairs, mirror and picture frames, lighting (floor and pendant), plant pots, a throw for the couch, maybe one or two cushions and other such decorative items.
So the concept for the ONBA project is beginning to take shape. We are moving in on the 28th of this month and I'm getting super excited!
Before I sign off, I'd like to ask you, my fellow interior design enthusiasts, have you ever surprised yourselves with unexpected design and decor choices? Or would you say your tastes are rather unwavering?