Posted by on Aug 16, 2009 in Color palette, Decorating, Design, Photographers | 4 comments

The portfolio of Australian interiors photographer, Sharyn Cairns, is a study in contrasts. Charcoal against white. Juicy red against deep blue. Fresh flowers against dilapidated walls. The result is quite stunning.

The first few shots below are a little moodier. I’ve never seen red, white and blue look quite so un-4th of July! That’s because the blue is more gray. I’d like to try this combination somewhere in the house but am not sure I could live with it every day.

Sharyn Cairns

Sharyn Cairns

Sharyn Cairns

Sharyn Cairns

The next few images are much brighter and lighter. I’d definitely find this much easier to live with. Just look at these cathedral ceilings with the chandelier.

Sharyn Cairns

I absolutely love this bedroom. That bedside cabinet is so stunning…

Sharyn Cairns

There’s nothing better than a chunky, grainy wooden dining table with white Eames chairs. The next dining room we have – this is what it should look like.

Sharyn Cairns

Check out Sharyn‘s portfolio for more.