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This Russian apartment, designed by Italians Lazzaro Rabon and Andrei Fabbri, has been floating around the interwebs and is too good not to pick up and post. The key to the interior design here, for me, is the designers’ deft way of mixing neutrals–various greys with some browns plus black and white thrown in–to create an attractive space that has a quiet but distinct liveliness. There’s both refinement and relaxation in these spces, with just the right amount of just the right pieces. One thing that I particularly appreciate is the level of contrast found in each of the rooms; I’m not a fan of using pieces together that are the same hue — solid black dining chairs with a solid black dining table, for example. Without contrast, everything blends together into one mass and there’s absolutely no pulse at all. Enjoy!

A statement piece fireplace. | japanesetrash.com

The stone gives visual texture to this neutral kitchen. | japanesetrash.com

This space is a masterpiece of mixing neutrals. | japanesetrash.com

A fascinating staircase. | japanesetrash.com

Grey, brown, black, white; terrific palette. | japanesetrash.com

These rich textures are perfect for a bedroom retreat. | japanesetrash.com

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I was casting about for images that seemed compelling enough to create a post around and started to see a few that were resonating, when I realized they were all the work of the same stylist: Emma O’Meara. Here’s the thing: I wouldn’t typically do a post that focuses on a stylist, because honestly I’m usually very turned off by what I see stylists do. And that’s the crux of the matter–I believe that good styling should be invisible, unseen, unnoticeable; like good acting from a talented actor, you don’t see him plying his craft. And so much of what I see in home decor images that have been styled sticks out as styling–the odd pair of high heels in the kitchen, bedclothes disarranged in exactly the same way on every bed in every bedroom shot ever, washi tape everywhere… you know what I’m talking about. It’s a bit of a pet peeve of mine. So when I saw these images and really liked them all and then found out they’ve all been styled by the same person I was very pleasantly surprised. BTW, and not for nothing, they were all photographed by Nikole Ramsay; these two make a great team.

Warm kitchen - love these materials. | japanesetrash.com

More terrific concrete in this bathroom. | japanesetrash.com

Tons of great textures here. | japanesetrash.com

All of this wood is amazing; great sink too. | japanesetrash.com

Amazing combination of influences in this living room. | japanesetrash.com

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