Photos of the Day: Black and White

It’s Monday again!  I hope everyone had a great weekend.  Mine was not long enough, as usual.  How about a few black and white vignettes to get your Monday off right?

Summerfield - Lonny

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Black / White

Black and white is sort of a tricky color combination for me.  There are certain things that I cannot stand in black and white.  For example, I cannot stand black and white damask – it just screams tacky.  But a black and white abstract painting or drawing?  I love them.  I guess I’m just picky about my black and white.  I usually don’t like black and white patterns or prints unless they’re super traditional or super modern.  But I love a black and white stripe – you’ll see :)

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Robert Brown

Robert Brown

Summerfield

Country Living

Country Living

Summerfield

Summerfield

Brunschwig & Fils' Les Touches fabric

Brunschwig & Fils’ Les Touches fabric

Summerfield

Alexa Hampton

Alexa Hampton

Lonny

Lonny

Summerfield

Kate Spade's Normandy Park Dog Bag

Kate Spade’s Normandy Park Dog Bag

Summerfield

Better Homes & Gardens

Better Homes & Gardens

Summerfield

Summerfield

Darryl Carter

Darryl Carter

Celerie Kemble

Celerie Kemble

Summerfield

Rug Magazine

Rug Magazine

Summerfield

Summerfield

Summerfield

I have a feeling there will be many more black and white posts to come!

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Black and White Abstract

I’ve been working on some artwork for my apartment lately.  I’ve been drawn to black and white abstract pieces for a long time.  I took several art classes in high school and in college.  Instead of buying something or finding a poster, I figured why not put my skills to the test?   How hard can it be?  We’ll see…

 

 

B&B Italia via Courtney Price

 

 

 

 

Nick Olsen 

 

chair silhouette painting via One Kings Lane

 

Christina Murphy

 

Charcoal drawing via One Kings Lane

 

 

 Dransfield & Ross via Lonny

 

 

Ralph Lauren via Courtney Price

 

via Eclectic Revisited

 

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Dark Rooms

Lauren Nelson via Front & Main

There’s something so attractive about a room that is painted a dark gray or blue color.  I’m not sure if everyone would agree with me, but I think every house should have a room painted a dark gray, dark blue, or black to add some drama.  I LOVE the way pictures look hung on a dark painted wall – they stand out and add to the drama.  For example, in the picture above, that white lamp wouldn’t be nearly as stunning if the walls were painted beige.

By the way, the picture above is from Front & Main, a blog by West Elm.  I had NO idea West Elm even had a blog!  And I thought I’d seen every interior design blog on the world wide web…  I spent way too much time on their blog today, scoping it out.  I highly recommend you do the same!  West Elm has some GREAT things to offer, and they do not break the bank!

The stair treads and moulding in the picture above are probably painted in a high gloss paint… can we say drama?

House & Home

I was struck by the green fabric on that wing chair in the picture above – so cute!

via Curated Style

See what I mean about the artwork looking so much better against a dark painted wall?!?

Miles Redd via Elle Decor… After this post I’m going to make a conscious effort to cut back on the Miles Redd pictures (…yea right!!)

Notice in the picture above that even the moulding is painted the same dark color.  LOVE the way that creates shadows that accentuate the architectural detail.   Do not paint your paneling a contrast white color – in most cases, it looks so 80s!!!!  A library or a dining room are ideal rooms to turn into “dark rooms” because in most cases they are not used on a daily basis and they usually feature plenty of moulding.  Dark colors are soothing and relaxing, believe it or not.

Navy Blue + orange = perfection

Dayka Robinson via Front & Main

Jeffrey Bilhuber.  Best part of this picture is Jackie O (duh!)

Celerie Kemble’s latest book… HIGHLY recommended

Todd Alexander Romano.  I think the walls are lacquered.

Jeffrey Bilhuber

That green tiger print fabric on the chair above is DELICIOUS.  Walls are lacquered for sure.

via Lonny mag

Miles Redd

I can almost see my reflection in those lacquered walls.

Jeffrey Bilhuber

Todd Alexander Romano

Celerie Kemble via Front & Main

I CANNOT get enough of those bamboo blinds in that black powder room…

Mark D. Sikes

I could stare at this black bathroom by Mark Sikes ALL. DAY. LONG.

The above room by Jeffrey Bilhuber is painted Benjamin Moore’s Van Deusen Blue (HC-156):

I  hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! XO