"Every room can use a touch of black" is so true and is something to remember when it comes to interiors.
Bright colors are taking a back seat to black.
Back to Black, the name of Songstress Amy Winehouse's soulful vocal, is enough to inspire the return to
classic, forever black. Amy's song (listen to it here) is my inspiration for The Return to Black, in fashion as well as in Interiors.
Think style, think sophistication, think timeless.
A room needn't have a total makeover to make a statement with black - punctuate a neutral interior with a sleek black table lamp.
A TOUCH OF BLACK in a room can act like a punctuation mark!
This gourd lamp with black silk oval shade is from the stylish Porta Romana lamp company in the UK and is a timeless classic.
The Night Hotel (pictures above and below) in New York is a study in black and is decorated in "Modern Gothic Gotham"
A bold black stripe down the back and seat of these mid-century chairs creates added interest. Popham Design
Black & White photos line the walls of this stairwell, and the black geometric "David Hicks" inspired carpet
adds drama and lots of glamour. Eric Cohler
Hollywood Glam - black patent headboard & bench - InStyle
The black marble floor is another timeless classic (left) Jamie Haydon / Kitchen with black slate floor (right)
Want to add drama to a room quickly and inexpensively, try painting or wallpapering a feature wall black.
Paint your house black. My favourite black paint is Benjamin Moore Black Beauty - photo NY Times
Black can act as a neutral because there is no color it doesn't go with.
Patricia Gray writes about 'WHAT'S HOT 'in the world of Interior Design, new and emerging trends, modern design, architecture,
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