Dissecting the Details: Benjamin Dhong

Hello lovely LDV readers! Nancy of Marcus Design here, and I’m thrilled to be back with another edition of Dissecting the Details. Today, I’m honing in on the glamorous work of interior designer Benjamin Dhong. His chic living rooms contain a few very consistent elements that together are a formula for success in these spaces. Let’s dissect:
Whether it’s mirrors, scones, or bookends, if you take a look at all of the images in this post you will find a bit of brass in each space. I think this yellow metal adds warmth and depth to these rooms, and of course a touch of glam!
Tried and tested – symmetry is pleasing to the eyes. But I actually do enjoy that Benjamin adds at least one or two items to throw off the symmetry ever so slightly.
I adore this element to Benjamin’s living spaces – each room contains a combination of unique side tables, exotic stools, plush upholstered benches … the list goes on! And the result is a perfectly layered effect.
As glamorous as the above spaces are, they are also being off-set with rustic earthy elements. Benjamin utilizes wood logs, woven baskets, flowers, oversized branches in vases, and even boxwoods to accomplish this appealing balance.

And there you have it, 4 key elements that Benjamin uses to create beautiful and memorable living rooms! Which elements capture your attention most?


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  1. Benjamin’s work is scrumptious! I love his layers of texture and color.
    He is one of San Francisco’s hidden treasures.
    Great post Nancy.

    ps. The living room was mine as well as the bookshelves 🙂

    Thank you,

    Terry Levy
    San Francisco

  2. I love this segment of dissecting the details of the rooms. It really makes me study each room and go back through the previous ones to pick up on these details. It is something to file away for when I’m decorating. I love his rooms.

    Enjoy the day,

  3. Here’s a giant shout-out to Nancy, Paloma and all the wonderful readers!

    Thank you Nancy for doing such a lovely and generous piece….it’s funny, but I didn’t even realize we were employing some of these techniques!

    For me its always about making sure the room is in perfect BALANCE….I certainly paid attention when reading my “Goldilocks”…not too hot, not too cold…just right!



  4. There was a question about the paint colors we used…

    In the first picture we used Donald Kaufman 13. And in the second picture, it’s actually a silk wallpaper with delicious nubs on it!