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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Monochromatic Room

A pretty good example of a monochromatic room is just below. Most people are drawn to them because of the lack of a lot of color and keeping the palette in just one tone with lighter and darker hues of that value. While it can be just about any "color" variation it tends to be mostly in the beiges, taupe and whites and tends to soothe them but some people just don't prefer color as we would normally think of it. And there is nothing wrong with that at all. The room below I think is beautiful. I, however, prefer more "color" and there is nothing wrong with that either.

I do love the mix of plain and checked fabrics on the sofa. The honey pine of the wood brings a certain contrast and it looks like a comfy room.

The bedroom is lush with pillows and bed coverings. All in all a very peaceful palette to this style of decorating.

Another monochromatic theme brings rich style to this living room. The furnishings are exquisite and more formal, but still providing the luxurious comfort most people want in their homes. I love this room also!

This dining room with the upholstered chairs brings pizzazz to the decorating. And who wouldn't enjoy sitting at a table with a "rose tree" centerpiece?! Gorgeous.


  1. oooh comfy looking for sure! Love the big sofas. I think im liking the 3rd piccie the most.
    And yep that pretty table centre piece is a winner. I can definately see us sitting there chattin away and eating some yummy cake...over a glass (or 2) of wine of course...LOL.

    Hows the decorating going chickie babe?

    Luv n hugs
    Shann xxx

  2. Morning girl! I am loving this tour of rooms you are looking thru a great magazine ( without buying it! lol) I love to see monochromatic rooms...but I also love deep rich colors...but then again a cottagey room makes me sigh, it is so!!!! I have style issues!!! lol lol Great post sweetie! have a wonderful day!

  3. I used to decorate in monochromatic style. It did provide a soothing home. Now I just crave color! Reds, Yellows!!
    p.s. I ordered Stoddards book that you recommended...

  4. I am a bi-polar decorator...I LOVE monochromatic whites..which are in the guest room and guest bath...and pastels-- the sitting room, dining room and kitchen. Then deep, rich colors--master bedroom (which I'll post tomorrow) and the winter time in the family room. Right now the familyroom is slipcovered in white with aqua blue accents. Don't know why I'm writing all this, but there you go..
    Have a great day!!

  5. It's funny - I have one room that's very monochromatic, two rooms that are old world/tuscan, two that are shabby chic... I can't figure out if I'm a particular style or not =) Blessings... Polly

  6. They all look comfy, but I would have to throw in some pink pillows! Thanks for the pics. They were fun to look at.

    ~Just one of your chickies,

  7. Hi Connie,

    I really love the living room you show here, could just curl up on that couch and take a snooze or read a great book with a cup of tea.

    Kindredly, Lynne Laura


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