Bold charcoal paint covers the walls, millwork, even the ceiling in this contemporary home office. Black and white draperies call attention to the tall windows, while a white lacquered desk provides a modern contrast to the walls. An animal hide rug continues the color scheme and adds a touch of whimsy.
Low-Profile Midcentury Bed Against Charred Wood Wall
The low-profile wood bed in this master bedroom extends out into two nightstands, making the bed itself feel larger. A charred wood accent wall backs the bed, providing stark contrast, and a funky rocking chair helps tie the color scheme together.
Rough-hewn wood and rich, dark walls turn this cozy corner reading nook into a showpiece. Wood beams reflect the character of the historic farmhouse, which underwent a top-to-bottom renovation that opened up the space and turned its formerly small, dark rooms into a livable and family-friendly country home.
Contemporary Game Room With Black Walls and Ping Pong Table
The black walls of this contemporary game room help highlight the white architectural molding used throughout the space. A fireplace with white mantel and surround acts as a focal point for the room, and a white ping pong table is great for friendly games.
Open Concept Dining Room With Black Wooden Dining Set
This light and bright dining room features an open layout that allows for easy transition to the living room and kitchen. A circular metal chandelier hangs above the black wooden dining set, while a sisal area rug is placed underneath. The exposed beam vaulted ceiling gives the room a larger appearance.
Soft black cabinets contrast against gray countertops in this sophisticated kitchen bar area. Mirrored tiles add a glamorous touch as the backsplash, while a mini refrigerator and smart shelving provide storage for wine bottles and essential glassware.
For homeowners who love to entertain, it was an easy decision to convert the main floor of this house into an open concept layout. The floor plan combined three separate rooms (living and dining room and kitchen) to create a versatile space ideal for large parties. Bright yellow accents are an energizing finishing touch.
The bedroom in this small apartment also makes very good use of its space. A slender dresser has been placed just under the window, and a bedside table has been hung from the ceiling to create space beneath it.
Mini refrigerators are useful, but they aren't all that attractive. Personalize your dorm room refrigerator using strips of washi tape. We created an abstract stripe design with metallic gold tape. Chalkboard adhesive over the freezer allows you to further personalize the appliance. A light turquoise stacked shelf creates a cute and useful pantry for food and kitchen accessory storage.
Rustic Paneling Offers Contrast to Urban Design at Tea Bar
Rustic meets urban design at Bobalicious, a tea bar located in San Diego, Calif. Though the seating area is trimmed in urban decor such as a graffiti wall design and tin ceiling, the service area is given a warm touch with the help of rustic wood paneling.
The walls of this modern, gothic dining room are covered in raw steel, contrasting with neo-Baroque acrylic chairs by Acrila and a dramatic polycarbonite fixture by Zaha Hadid. This contrast of materials creates layers of depth in a high-rise condo that's filled with natural light.
Black walls and a metallic skull give designer Noz Nozawa's living room some serious drama. A faux-zebra hide rug layers the space, adding texture and visual interest to the hardwood floors, while a leather chair invites visitors to sit a spell.
Black Midcentury Modern Dining Room With Face Artwork
This black midcentury modern dining room features a wooden dining table in a unique shape surrounded by upholstered white midcentury modern dining chairs and lit by a starburst chandelier while a framed green face image presides over the space.