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10 Dark, Moody & Gorgeous Spaces

by Lauren Chorpening

The shorter days, longer nights and chill in the air make this time of year feel a little more magical. Time seems to slow down a bit, and nights spent in are guarded in our schedules. Rooms that evoke a bit of mystery and moodiness are somehow comforting during the season’s change.

While we get ready for our hibernation of sorts this fall, richer, darker and deeper tones seem more suited in our spaces than brights and whites. We’ve seen some perfectly moody spaces in Sneak Peeks past. Dark walls, odd decor and elegant design mix to create 10 beautiful spaces that embrace the spookiness of the season. (Happy Halloween!) –Lauren

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The entryway of Celia Tejada's home is a mix of glam and moodiness. Black walls and furniture make the details pop.
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This Kansas City dining room has layers of intrigue. From the dark walls to the artwork and the lighting to the furniture, Gwen's space is a beauty.
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The transformation of this 1950s bedroom into a rich and sophisticated guest suite is remarkable. Vintage and new pieces work together for a look that feels truly curated over time.
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Cassandra and Edward's home is dark and luxurious. Their collections of oddities and found things are on display throughout their space. The home's dark walls are offset by gorgeous natural light and stunning light fixtures.
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For this unique home in Norway, moody doesn't mean dark walls. For Pia and Jeppe, velvet blue chairs, an ornate buffet and interesting details create a space that is slightly spooky and completely refined.
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Kat and Aaron's home has a gorgeous Colonial feel throughout. The white walls and furniture are offset beautifully by this stunning navy fireplace. Styled simply, the fireplace evokes a mood that deepens the look of the rest of the living space.
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A dark neutral palette in Hildegard's gallery wall creates an air of mystery in her Norwegian home.
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Kitchens don't tend to be moody, but this one is on point. The dark appliances, deep grey walls and wood accents make Vija and Greg's space charming and interesting.
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This home in Dublin, Ireland had so much beauty behind pine paneling and fake walls. The entryway has been renovated by Siobhan and Jamie to its full, glorious potential. Black ceilings, a gold chandelier and a raven on display give this entry just enough spook paired with the stunning architecture.
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A dark-walled bathroom gets even more luxe and mysterious when shared with Saipua's incredible plants. The humidity in the bathroom is good for the plants while the plants are good for the bathroom's aesthetic.

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