Some of the most successful interiors are developed by selecting one major element in a space and making it the star. Everything else in the room plays a supporting role, remaining visually quiet. Like a choir with a soloist, a cast of actors in a movie with it's lead character, or a ballet troupe with a prima ballerina, not everyone or everything can shine all at once. The more quiet the supporting parts, the more dramatic the outcome will be.
Ceiling - no showstopping, sculptural furnishings or colorful fabrics here....just that amazing ceiling.
Color - so rich you want to just wrap yourself up in it.
Pattern - the bed is almost non-existent, everything else plain.
Art - so dramatic, nothing else competes.
Vessel sink - with support from vanity top and walls.
Wall finish - the banquette is so neutral and unassuming by comparison.
Marble - details and cabinetry are all so simple.
Wallpaper - nothing else pretends to compete.
Sometimes it's best not to overwork everything in a space. Let one thing stand alone and appreciate the plain-ness of the rest.
Image credits: Robin Bell - House Beautiful, Eric Lysdahl - House Beautiful, Windsor Smith - House Beautiful, Alberto Pinto - Architectural Digest, Carla Aston - Aston Design Studio, Alessandra Branca - Southern Accents, David Kleinberg - Architectural Digest, Amanda Nesbit - House Beautiful