When browsing through interior magazines I am not necessarily drawn to the same things all the time or one kind of design. I think it depends on my mood. One day I am drawn to something contemporary, the next it could be country homes; sometimes I'm looking at furniture only, sometimes decorative pieces. There is no rule, I pretty much like everything, as long as the design is beautiful and there is an idea behind the way a home is designed. It also helps if things are arranged neatly because clutter turns me off.
Today I find myself drawn to art and how colours can be used to shift your focus to a piece of art in a room. I like how it can be done subtly, as in that top photo, where everything in the room tones with that yellow artwork in the corner. There is no need for yellow decorative items on the mantelpiece or the tables to draw attention to that painting. In the second photo, the use of colours is more obvious. The red painting is centrally located and there are some red items and pink flowers in the room that tone with it. What I like about that room is that the pop of colours isn't overdone. It is easy to get carried away and go too far, but that room has balance. In the third photo, there are two art pieces communicating, three if you count the lamp. Well, I don't think this home is real, I think it's just a styling for the Maxalto armchair, but I like these two spectacular black pieces in that white room.
Do you use certain colours in your home and is there a reason why you do so? I have shown you my sitting area and I think I can say for sure that the colour of the two old armchairs defines the rest of the living room.