Perched high on the hill above the harbour in Gaeta in the Lazio region of Italy is a neutral nirvana. A monochromatic palette with the attention on textural contrast and natural finishes is cool and chic. Smooth sophistication by Rome-based architect and designer Stefano Dorata.
A sprawling Bridgehampton house and the stylish curation of designer Timothy Godbold translates to a traditional vernacular mixed with clean modern lines, vintage with high end, natural materials, effortless sophistication and a casual summertime chic. It’s my Hamptons dream not some clichéd nightmare. (You can see my previous post on Timothy’s work here.)
Modernist Italian design meets a listed Victorian building in Notting Hill, London and the result is not a chaotic clash but a beautifully curated, family home by Francesca Oggioni. Key features are the muted palette and natural finishes, the preservation of lovely old features like the stone staircase and the streamlined storage that fades into the spaces allowing that minimalist look devoid of necessary, everyday clutter.
Why am I drawn to neutral colour palettes at the moment? I used to be such a colour junkie. Love the restrained use of colour in this project by Los Angeles based JDP Interiors. The home is an effortless mix of old and new, timeless and bold. The secret to this fabulous neutral scheme is the use of texture and lots of natural light. Think earthy, simple but well crafted pieces.