“I believe very strongly that when it comes to desire, when it comes to attraction, that things are never black and white, things are very much shades of grey.” – Brian Molko (singer of Placebo)
I couldn’t agree more with this saying, there no half measure about loving grey, no black or white confusion … only the fusion of the two most basics of basics into what fast became “the new basic”.
Loft Living is probably the most obvious application to an all grey décor. Epoxy sealed concrete floors, painted wood panel ceilings, exposed support beams, the canvas seems ideal for all the other intricate details to come into play. What I love most about this particular space, is the complete void of accent colours (beside the 2 that make grey) and the juxtaposition of wooden pieces.
Hard edges are softened with plush fabrics, trinkets are kept to a minimum, and one can see the investment of the owners was put into quality over quantity (no design and decorating experience needed to confirm that).
In pure Scandinavian essence, the meticulous craftsmanship, simplistic elegance, use of natural materials, and the paired down symmetrical lines resulted in a style which became the hallmarks of the style we have come to recognize and emulate.
images via sköna hem0