tsg-robert-brown-1Just as there is a time and place for an abundance of color, sometimes perfection is found in a more pared-down palette. Clean, calming, and undeniably sophisticated, as the above space by Atlanta’s Robert Brown Interior Design shows, a statement can be made by simply putting it in neutral and letting the pieces do the talking.

tsg-nadia-watts-1With gorgeous natural light and beautiful floors and fixtures, this space by Denver’s Nadia Watts is perfectly adorned with furniture bearing clean lines and a subdued palette. The varying shapes and scale of the seating make the area feel well collected and welcoming.

tsg-landy-gardner-1A soothing mix of browns and creams make this bedroom by Nashville’s Landy Gardner Interiors a handsome retreat. The carved headboard and monogrammed linens add interest without being overpowering in a room of similar hues.

tsg-mcalpine-booth-ferrier-1White, grey, and brown hues converge in this serene space by Atlanta’s McAlpine, Booth & Ferrier. The neutral palette and symmetrical elements provide the perfect backdrop for the large painting in warm tones and layered books and objects.

tsg-bonny-neiman-page-bondPerfect pieces for a room with an understated palette: An X-frame antique leather Dante chair available from Northern New Jersey’s Great House Bonny Neiman and “View East from Downtown,” a painting by Isabelle Abbot available from Richmond’s Page Bond Gallery.

tsg-jenkins-baer-1Above, a room by Baltimore-based Jay Jenkins of Jenkins Baer Associates photographed by Ron Blunt wonderfully illustrates the potential of a neutral palette. We love the way the hues in the artwork are echoed by the pillow, adding just the right dose of color to a light-filled space done in shades of cream and brown.

tsg-amanda-stone-tally-birch-panelHow stunning is this piece by New Orleans-based painter Amanda Talley? The work, done on birch panel, is captivating, and would bring a wonderful sense of movement to any space.

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