There is something so visually appealing to me about bright colours layered into a milky, all-white space but without the right elements the space can feel juvenile. The best way to create a mature and sophisticated space when decorating with brights and whites (and trust me when I say that these two are total BBFs) is to create a texture focus to balance the tension between the two elements. In this space we can see how a rustic dining table is paired with a set of bare wood wishbone chairs (which, as an aside, is my favourite dining chair) and this marriage of tactile textures helps to soften the contrast between the layered brights and white base palette. In fact, what looks like a relatively simple scheme is actually full of interesting details on close inspection. For example, I love how the weathered flea-market find ‘R’ letter is juxtaposed with the clean, glossy finish of the pastel Smeg fridge. Suffice to say, I would be super pleased if this was my dining room! What inspires you about this colourful dining room?
Will lives in NYC and is an interior design author and content creator. He's been blogging about his love of design, style and travel since 2009. His #MakeYouSmileStyle approach to decorating and dressing has inspired over one million Instagram uploads to the hashtag from followers across the world.