When it comes to materials, I always try to use things that feel authentic to the space. For example, building an old house or home requires beautiful wood, marble, and an authentic color scheme. If you’re working in a more modern space, you have a little more leeway to use more contemporary materials and finishes. Whenever possible, we strive to use natural and sustainable materials, non-toxic paints and finishes.
There is definitely a signature Taylor & Turner color palette that runs through all of our projects. We are often drawn to everything from the blue of celadon to the green of teal and malachite. Contrasting and perhaps unexpected colors often create a “pop” in a room, which is important for bringing the room together.
We advocate creating a timeless “base” for any room, then layering fabrics and furniture, and adding unexpected color through decorative items like cushions and shades. It really helps to liven up a room and eliminate it from feeling overdone.
We love patterns. This will prevent the room from looking flat. Start from the bottom up. There’s always an important “plain” fabric, mixed with different textures to add depth, but layered with a pattern on top to tie the scheme together. We also introduce patterns through wallpaper and understand that it can radically transform the entire space. Adding a bold pattern to a small space can open up the space and make the entire room feel larger.