The richness of wood has always shaped desirable home interiors, from the traditional to the ultra modern. Dark wood tones are particularly dramatic, and lend themselves luxuriously to this collection of three contemporary home interiors. We’ll tour a fabulous high-end studio concept that is encased with sleek dark wood panelled walls. We’ll look at how to brighten dark walls in an apartment where bright artwork and mirrored panels completely change up the vibe for a young family. Finally we’ll tour a home where wood clad walls meet raw grey microcement and the atmospheric golden glow of backlit shelving around a bespoke TV wall unit and a stocked wine storage wall.
Measuring 72 square metres, this luxury studio apartment is located in Saint Petersburg, Russia. A modern
Smooth, dark wood wall panels encase the apartment, with lattice panels marking a decorative border around the base and ceiling lines, A small
A slimline, black
A portiere curtain draws around the sleeping area of the studio to conceal it from the main living space. A curved curtain track with a deep wood pelmet creates a pleasant visual.
Lightweight beige drapes reveal only silhouettes of what lies inside. The light fabric allows some light to permeate into the bedroom from the living room windows.
With the curtains drawn back, the bedroom remains clearly defined thanks to a marginally raised platform. The curved platform floor is built in dark wood to match the walls of the apartment, and scoops around to meld neatly with the panelled wall.
The curved platform is part of a bespoke
A pure white microcement floor effectively lightens the dark walled
The lattice wood panels that border the walls are utilised underneath the dining room windows as aptly perforated radiator covers.
A decorative glass
The beige drapes fall tidily alongside the end of the kitchen run, which stops short of the wall for this purpose. A simple clear glass panel partially covers the wood wall panels in the kitchen to form an invisible backsplash.
A brass kitchen tap warmly complements the rich wood backdrop. White base cabinets make clean contrast.
A mirrored panel door leads into the bathroom.
3D perspective drawing.
Belonging to a young family in Odessa, Ukraine, this dark wood panelled apartment interior is brightened with mirrored sections and colourful wall art. In the lounge area, a
A subtle brown chevron rug beautifully complements the table’s textural effect.
An L-shaped grey sofa wraps the border of the lounge, beneath a lively abstract art piece that burns orange and red.
A white headboard wall brightens the bedroom design. A black
Chocolatey bed covers drape the brown upholstered bed.
Sliding glass doors draw around a dressing area, where open shelves and clothes rails offer organised storage.
A range of wall units and shelves offer various bedroom storage and display options around the TV.
In contrast to the rest of the home interior, the bathroom decor is blissfully light in luxe white marble.
An illuminated vanity mirror and underlit vanity unit brighten the white room further still.
Grey microcement walls meet with dark wood cladding in our final home interior. A
More atmospheric light trickles across a wall of
A small courtyard separates the dining room from the kitchen. The skylight above the
Black marble builds the backsplash, main countertop and a wraparound perimeter worktop. Dove grey