High Contrast Design

High contrast design is a great way to add detail to space that is 'architecturally-challenged.' Designer Trish Johnston shares her tips for how to create impact in your home.

High Contrast Design

1. Choose a bold colour like Forge Black or Black Raspberry to anchor the space.

2. Invest in a great rug to create impact. Look for something in the same colourway as your wall to really make the space dramatic!

3. Think of art as a focal point. The monochromatic colour in this feather print is balanced by its interesting textures. Repeated linen-backed prints grab attention against an aubergine wall.

4. Choose timeless neutrals such as slip-covered chairs and a natural wood table to bring an organic feel into the space.

5. Use pillows and throws to add texture and crispness.

6. Flowers are a decorator's ally. Select one colourway to make the space feel curated and complete.

High Contrast Black Vignette

High Contrast Black Vignette
wall, Forge Black (P2143-41) in suede finish by Para; art, Elte Black Patchwork Hide Rug, Elte; Karlstad chairs, Ikea; cushions, Elte; turned pedestal side table, West Elm; basket, Elte; lamp, items on table, Trish's own.

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High Contrast Aubergine Vignette
wall, Black Raspberry (2072-20) in aura matte finish by Benjamin Moore; art, Elte; Aquasilk Ikat Blue Rug, Elte; Karlstad Chairs, Ikea; turned pedestal side table, West Elm; basket, Elte; lamp, items on table, Trish's own.

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