Simple can be perfectly elegant as this petite bathroom shows. A black wood vanity pairs with a black mirror and is dressed up by a white marble countertop. The contrast with the white mosaic tile floor and shower is crisp and fresh.
This home was formerly a two family dwelling and was converted to a single family residence consisting of a kitchen and dining room on the first floor. The second floor hosts the foyer, formal living room and den, while the third floor contains three bedrooms and bathrooms for the family. Black and white staircases connect all three levels.
A black and white palette in this bedroom gets small punches of color from purple pillows and fresh flowers. A trio of large windows and French doors are left uncovered to keep the room from looking dark.
The dining room is brimming with drama thanks to lacquered walls and exposed beams. Powder blue Louis XVI chairs soften the strong personality of the jet black walls, while an art deco pendant and sideboard mirror help bounce light around the room.
There’s no shortage of planters available, in just about any size and style you might need. But if you’re working in a contemporary or urban setting, or if you want to create your own “wall” of privacy plantings, simple, rectilinear styles may work best. Blox Rectangular Galvanized Charcoal Planters, $49.95 to $69.95 from CB2, are made of matte-finished galvanized steel, for a sleek but industrial look.
You can’t go wrong with clean, classic, black deck railing. Fiberon Horizon Railing complements both traditional and contemporary architectures and looks equally at home with wood-toned or gray decking. As an added bonus, the flat top rail makes a great resting spot for your drink!
This project is all about classic elements with pops of surprises. Black and white is set as the foundational pallet, with bold color and pieces accenting the space, leaving your senses feeling excited and happy.