So what happens if we take a totally over-the-top editorial fashion photo and try to turn it into a room?
First, the background palette, which is basically made up of blues and grays. In this case, I’ve chosen Devine Denim, Macaw, Steamer, Foam, and Devine Buffalo. There’s a lot of texture and layering going on in this look, so you’ll want to keep that in mind when it comes to adding things to the room.
This look has serious gold bling and colorful accent colors. You can get actual sparkle by adding Devine Gold Dust to any color, or use metallic frames, lamps and accents in your room. Add small amounts of brighter colors like Devine Damask, Devine Shantung, Devine Blue Silk, Devine Spruce and Devine Encore to create a rich glow against the blues and grays.
The first room is soft with a gray wall, blue velvet seat, gilt picture frames and not a lot of bold colors. The sparkle comes from the crystal chandelier, ceiling treatment, and the gold. This one really does have the moody feel of the Pinspiration photo, don’t you think?
The next room is more modern and eclectic, with a darker blue wall (which looks a lot like Devine Denim), neutral gray sofa, and a gold framed painting that includes some green, blue, yellow, and a hint of red to liven things up. Check out the layering of textures in the fabrics and rug. That white coral on the coffee table adds a nice point of interest.
The third room is bolder and brighter, with dark walls that really show off the lighter blue vanity furniture and gold accents. We find brighter pops of color in the purple and orange rug, the pink flowers, paintings, and aqua figurines. Again, lots of layers and textures.
If you want to forgo the Baroque aspects and strip this look down to its essence, you can go spare and modern with clean metallic accents and varied textures. The mood is preserved, but the translation less literal.