In the bedroom, the home's neutral color palette gets a dramatic and moody twist with a black feature wall. The juxtaposition of black wall and white bedspread is mirrored in the patterned rug on the floor. Mud cloth patterned textiles, woven baskets and the repeated use of color, pattern and texture throughout lends cohesion and a unique, personal flair to this home.
Traditional white cabinets go floor to ceiling to provide tons of storage space in this classic kitchen. A black island contrasts against the white cabinets, while neutral granite countertops are used throughout.
A black lacquer nightstand with mother of pearl knobs provides texture to this master bedroom. A contemporary lamp illuminates the nailhead upholstered headboard and patterns on the pillows. The turquoise vase of flowers puts a pop of color into the room and picks up the hint of cool blue on the headboard.
The large windows bring lots of natural light inside and include grids painted black, which pop against the white walls. The windows are covered in floor-to-ceiling floral drapes in a graphite/dark gray color.
A classic black and white color palette characterizes the living room, from the walls to the massive overhead pendant light. The palette repeats throughout the home, providing the perfect canvas for the many pops of color that bring the combination of Angolan and African American cultures that characterize the family into the space. As a final touch, plants lend a colorful touch of life that makes the space even more inviting.
The lovely, smooth finishes in this modern bathroom channel spa and Asian influence. Large, neutral wall tile creates the backdrop for the woodgrain storage drawers with an elevated black countertop. The black brings a beautiful contrast to the warm, neutral color palette. The vessel sink adds a textured look.
To create a darker, warmer contrast to the bright, all white paint, shiplap wall and matching barn door, a modern light fixture was hung. Designers also chose black hardware for the barn door to help bring the contrast to life.
With all-white cabinets and a matching subway tile backsplash, this open plan kitchen called for countertops that would create a cool visual contrast. The designers chose a dark black -- almost onyx-like -- granite and added it to the island, too, to tie the space together.
The island's granite countertop offers a contrast to the white cabinets and quartz countertops, while layered lighting keeps the kitchen brightly lit. Multiple sinks and work areas make this a versatile, functional kitchen.