That portrait; that brown velvet sofa! Dan Carithers uses a brown palette its fullest potential in the Regent's Park Showhouse from Southern Accents. From the formal areas to the kitchen, bedroom and bathrooms, brown is used as a neutral.
a dramatic turn, painting the ceiling black. the rest of the white-washed living room looks clean and warm (brown leather sofa, painted wood floor beams) and almost Scandinavian but the black takes it to another level