Inspiration For The Black And White Home
I love black and white...everything from black and white photographs to black and white tux. It's sharp, crisp and clean. Sometimes we forget that a black and white home can be very striking. Glamorous even. My personal style is not contemporary but I think my favorite modern interiors are black and white. I hope your not thinking..."black and white is boring, I need some color." If that sounds like you, hopefully this post will make you think twice! We just need some inspiration.
Now, let's get inspired!
I'm proud to say that this is Renea Abbot's home, from my back yard in Houston, Tx! Renea owns Shabby Slips on Bissonnet Street in West University. (Her shop is to die for! Seriously!)
When you decorate, the details are what takes a room from static to dynamic. Notice the details that really make this room work. I love dark walls in a bedroom! Strategic use of white in this room keeps it fresh. The white ceiling, the white moldings and white bedside dresser keep the room from becoming too dark. Simple window treatments let ample light in. This is black and white design to perfection!
I could write about her home forever but instead I will let you check out this great article on The Decorista.
Wow! I always love gold with black and white. To get that Hollywood Glam style add a bit of gold to your room! Or in this case, a lot!
But black and white can be more casual too!
Casual Farmhouse. Love it! The tiny pop of green makes the room! Do you agree?
I'm loving how the black and white color scheme makes the TV blend in!
Everything old is new again! Modern Farmhouse is so hot right now. Remember when we used to rip these old tiles and tubs out? Ha! If we had only waited! Black and white has farmhouse written all over it!
So Let's say you're not...hummm...Gweneth Paltrow (I just saw a interview on TV about her new biz venture, GOOP, but I digress) and you don't have a pile of cash sitting around (actually, I'm pretty sure all her cash is in the bank, she probably doesn't even carry cash on her...oops, there I go again- back to the budget) Yes, that where I was going. The dreaded B-word!!!
Don't worry, I have some ideas that will get you started and won't break the bank!
What about covering some books with white paper? Or adding a white or black lamp?
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Did I mention adding a rug, black lampshade or pillows? These are easy ways to start going to a black and white color scheme.
Julia even has black and white kittens!
(I'm thinking that wasn't planned;)
I own this coffee table book and let me tell you it totally changed the way I think about black and white. If your serious about black and white design I cannot recommend this book enough. (I have no association with this book or author, this is just my honest opinion.)
Well, I hope this post gave you plenty of pictures and tips to inspire you! I'd love to here your thoughts on black and white in the comments below.