Full Of Drama

Monday is the perfect day to be moody, without feeling too dark.  When I was browsing the latest issue of Elle Decor, I stopped upon a home that was perfect for a Monday- full of dramatic lines and bold palates. This rich London townhouse decorated by Nicholas Haslam Ltd. for  Rena Abboud and her husband uses strong texture and worldly antiques to create soulful symmetry and striking pattern.

Go pick up the latest issue of Elle Decor to see more of this incredible townhouse and purchase their fabulous new coffee table book, Elle Decor: The Height of Style.

Photos of this home by Nicholas Haslam Ltd. are by Simon Upton featured in Elle Decor.

Black lacquered walls with zebra upholstered ottoman

Black lacquered walls with intriguing color and rich lines of pattern. A very worldly ambience.

A black screen with a pop of turquoise

A back large screen provides the perfect backdrop for popping shades of blue.

boxwood tropiary amd a wall of modern and clouded glass french doors.

Boxwood topiaries with a wall of cloudy glass doors give an edgy and sophisticated dining room aesthetic.

Dark and rich face to face sofas via Elle Decor

Oversized sofas, furry carpet, and antique mirrors frame this room full of contrast.

Glass stairs in london townhouse via Elle Decor

This home has more incorporation of modern elements than you normally see on the blog, but I am so intrigued by this chrome and glass staircase .

A striking shade of purple high gloss closet

Quite the closet! A very glam and eye-catching space full of colorful accessories and attitude.

A neutral retreat in this master bedroom via Elle Decor

A soft, serene, and neutral space is a refreshing change of pace for this chic modern London townhouse. See more pictures in this month’s Elle Decor.