Sometimes you come across a designer whose work just speaks to you. Okay, I find it actually happens quite often! But in this case, the work of Interior Designer Benjamin Dhong is appealing through its quiet sophistication and calm. They are the kind of spaces I imagine I will desire I'm "all grown up."
The palest of blush grasscloth paired with marble and detailed cabinetry, and a peek of the David Hicks inspired Vase wallpaper in yellow from an adjoining room reflected in the mirror.
A bath tub enclosed with drapery sporting green velvet trim, accessorized with a sunburst mirror and a pair of tulip stools covered with more green velvet. And I'm trying to figure out the wall treatment, is it paneling or faux bois wallpaper?
Here it is again. I appreciate the humor of the wood stump placed against the finish of the wall. And the Greek key detailing around the edges of the window covering is a small detail that adds greatly to the overall success of the design.
A mix of navy and white cabinetry just doesn't get much more classic and chic, especially paired with the carrara marble.
Bookshelves don't have to be overly styled to be interesting...
...and a white kitchen with all the usual suspects - subway tile, marble, stainless steel appliances and nickle fixtures - will always be a favorite of mine. For color, bring in accessories and flowers of any color.
A large window framing greenery just outside with simple greenery placed in a vase at the landing is beautifully serene.
I've posted this bedroom once before on this blog, taken with the restrained use of wallpaper, lining only the recessed area behind the twin beds with a cheerful pattern.
Finally, photography. It's something I don't have enough of in my own home now, but it can add a lot of interest and spirit to a room. This large photo of trees running down a road or a path, perhaps, brings a wonderful sense of calm placed above a rustic wooden bench.
What would your "grown up" home look like?