Sunday, April 11, 2010

We're Bringing Sexy "Black"!

OBSESSION OF THE WEEK: Black! Black is sexy, mysterious, and moody. It can be an amazing backdrop to showcase your art and treaures, or create drama in your life...(in a good way). If painting an entire room black sounds too daunting for you, try it on an accent wall or hallway. Pair it with a crisp white or a shock of color such as yellow, turquoise, or blood red. It's very glamorous & lux when painted in a high gloss finish, and modern and chic when used in flat, but no matter what the finish, black is ALWAYS sexy!

This is a room I did for my teenage's "drama" in a good way!

All this natural light, neutral furnishings, and black and white art makes this room work!
(Photo from Style at Home magazine)

Beautiful living room by Ruthie Sommers

LOVE this bedroom!!!! (Photo via Apartment Therapy)

Dining room by designer Mindy Weiss.

Dressing room by one of my favorite "think outside the box" designers, Kelley Wearstler.

Have dated old oak cabinets in your kitchen? Give them a modern face lift with black paint.(Gwyneth Paltrow's kitchen)

SEXY black tone on tone wallpaper in Gwyneth Paltrow's guest bath.

Dramatic wallpaper from Bravo's Top Design show.

You can't deny the artwork on this black wall. It's the perfect backdrop.
(photo from Domino magazine August '08)

LOVE the black walls, crisp white furnishings, natural elements of wood and antler, and a little hint of apple green. SO BEAUTIFUL! (Photo via Decor Pad)

LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! this tone on tone wallpaper!
( Photo via Apartment Therapy)

This room is pure GENIUS!!!!! Not sure I could sleep there,
but I can certainly appreciate the vision.

Black accent wall: Room by Laura Ashley.

All black room with punches of shocking yellow from IKEA.


  1. Hi I found you via Jess on face book. She is a close family friend and had lots of praise for you. I saw that you had a blog and thought I would stop by. I just started a blog in Jan. and I am having a great journey in blogland. So much fun and fun to meet new designing minds. Your blog looks great and it is so kind of you to help Jess, she is a doll. Kathysue
    Here is my blog address

  2. Hello!

    I just stumbled upon your blog. I was looking for an interior design store named Nest, located in Boise, and found your blog.

    I must say it's simply elegant.

    You have such lovely taste and your blog is inspiring.

    Sunbonnet Cottage

  3. great post...that room you did for your teen daughter is terrific. I bet it was as fun to put together as it is fun to live in...

  4. I adore the combination of black and white, it's so timeless.

    Would you mind if I featured your daughter's room in an upcoming post on B & W spaces?

  5. Oooooo I am longing to design a room using black. I'd love for one of my clients to be daring enough to go for it. Great inspiration and your daughter's room looks fab.

  6. Great job on doing the dark tones - this is a new way of accepting black as an alternative to other boring colors - sexy black indeed!