understated elegance.
by victoria comment


modern bedroom with vintage bedding and rustic walls. / sfgirlbybay

i love the look of modern, understated elegance. where classical architecture merges with the use of contemporary and eclectic elements to create spaces that are unfussy but so obviously well-thought out. these rooms for instance — i quite like the idea of pairing vintage textiles and wallcoverings in a minimalist space or allowing a bold wall color to speak for itself. just a few of your favorite things — perhaps the use of a beautiful lighting fixture, an ornate wall sconce or a portrait painting as dramatic accents and a lot of the rest of the room kind of undone in that unexpected, restrained sophistication and effortless nonchalance.

large black framed vintage mirror over black fireplace. / sfgirlbybay

rustic light blue and plaster walls with cloches and vintage porcelain figurines. / sfgirlbybay

dark bedroom wall color with vintage headboard and modern light fixture and bedding. / sfgirlbybay

vintage textiles in modern spaces. / sfgirlbybay

vintage bed frame with dark walls and black fringed bedding. / sfgirlbybay

vintage tile and modern living room with oversized framed print. / sfgirlbybay

modern sitting room with wood framed sofas and red area rug. / sfgirlbybay

minimalist modern home inspiration. / sfgirlbybay

dark blue curved sofa with pink and white throw pillows. / sfgirlbybay

• photography credits in order of appearance: nicolas mathéus photography for elle decor france; semikah textiles; coqui coqui via remodelista; vtwonen; the socialite family; katherine pole; residence magazine; swarm home; Boezio in carcere; remodelista; @wsjmag; nicole franzen photography; brooke bennett photogrpahy for rue magazine; ana degenaar; peacock print; coqui coqui via remodelista; le bibliomane; libertyn interiors; roomer design; expressen; studio b.

One response to “understated elegance.”

  1. My mom used to say, there are few things you can’t hide: Love and grace. These pictures are some clear statement about grace, everything is beautiful without even trying, is a contemporary “old” fashion love.

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