Have you ever wondered how we create our room sets?
What comes first- colours or furniture? How do you go about putting a scheme together and is using a dark coloured carpet too risky in 'real-life'?
In the first of our new series 'Stylist's Notebook', we discover how Stylist, Jess Contomichalos, put two very different rooms together, using a grey carpet colour as the starting point.
Staying 'on trend' is essential for Cormar Carpet Company and having naturally followed the interiors obsession and thirst for the colour grey, it is now their best selling carpet colour. Throughout the world of interiors, grey has become the most desired decorating colour and is now well into its fifth year of mainstream popularity.
Although, if you were to ask the average person, a grey coloured carpet floor in their homes may not be their first choice. There is an immediate misconception that because flooring is such a large expanse in any room, using grey carpet could make a room look smaller or perhaps look a bit oppressive or dominant. How many times have you read that you should paint the walls white and keep the floors pale? If that's what you think- think again!
Grey is a forgiving colour, it has a depth that offers a rich, warm and welcoming feel. If you have furniture that you would like to showcase, there is no better colour for providing a sympathetic canvas on which to design your room and display your style and flair in a way no other colour can!
Here's how we used grey carpet in two very different room set schemes- both stunning and stylish...