Dark & Dramatic Interior Design Inspiration

Sometimes I come across images, pieces of editorial or lookbooks which I’m instantly drawn to. Something in the way a picture might be put together can really resonate with my personal style. This was one such occasion when the latest campaign from homeware and furniture store Neptune landed in my inbox.

From the French architecture to the dark, dramatic walls and statement furniture, there are so many stunning elements to this lookbook, it’s fair to say that I’m storing away a whole heap of inspiration from these beautifully styled shots away for a future project or two.

The use of teal throughout this lookbook is teamed effortlessly with hints of chestnut – a gorgeous combination for autumn. There’s something so calming about these designs, despite there being a definite maximalist vibe running throughout. No space is free from decorative items, vignettes or texture, and I love how the ceilings and skirting boards have been painted in the same shade to create such a statement in the darker rooms.

The living room below, with the ornate carved ceiling detail, complemented by chandeliers and curved window frames, has to be a favourite of mine. I absolutely love the blue velvet sofas mixed with beaten leather armchairs, industrial style furniture and plant life scattered throughout to add to add depth to the room. I’m even surprised how much the chestnut dining room chairs appeal to me because, normally, I’m not a huge fan of that particular shade.

Continue scrolling down to be inspired even more.

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Gold & Marble Console Table £299 Hazelwood Home / Wayfair

Get The Look Yourself

Plush Indigo Velvet Sofa £899 Made.com

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Percy Scoop Back Chair £99 Made.com

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Tennyson Black Pendant Light £94 Neptune

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London City Map Poster £8.96 Desenio

Have any of these images inspired you? I absolutely love the idea of painting my skirting boards, coving and ceiling the same shade as the walls, although I’m not sure if I could go as far as using a deep teal – let’s perhaps start with a warm grey and we’ll move from there. Let me know below which is your favourite room from this shoot.

*Post in partnership with the Skirting Board Company

In case you missed it: How To Create A Parisian Inspired Living Room | 5 Stylish Ways To Dress Your Windows | Lessons I Learnt From Decorating My First Home

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Victoria Jackson is the editor of multi-award winning interior design blog Apartment Number 4. Designed to help you create a beautiful home on a budget, Victoria edits the inspirational and showcases the affordable.


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