This eclectic sitting area blends exposed beam ceilings, Navajo print rugs and modern artwork. Neutral upholstered armchairs are arranged on one side of a wooden dining table, while a black and white bench with pink piping is positioned on the other. A wrought iron chandelier hangs above the table.
A traditional neutral sofa, midcentury modern brown leather chairs and upholstered contemporary stools make up the seating in this bright and breezy living room. A natural wood coffee table with decorative iron legs is centered in the seating. A black and white wave painting tops the white mantel over a red brick fireplace.
A trio of wrought iron pendant lights hangs above the long marble topped island in this traditional kitchen. Gray marble countertops and a black and blue tile backsplash bring beautiful, dark color to the bright white and green room. A white paneled refrigerator matches the cabinetry giving the room a finished, homey look.
To add an Old World European touch to this all-black-and-white bathroom, an aged iron chandelier with rope-clad rods was chosen. In addition to its classic lines, the neutral tones and rough textures of the chandelier's mixed materials help throw the overall look off slightly.
To open up this formerly small kitchen, a wall was removed and replaced with a spacious island that integrates a glass-top range and much-needed cabinetry. Contrasting against the black quartz countertops is a backsplash made from white subway tiles, which extend up to the ceiling. Open shelving with wrought iron brackets provide convenient and attractive display for dishware and accessories.
This transitional kitchen has an island with black cabinets and white countertop, while the perimeter cabinets are white with a gray countertop complimented by light gray wall paint. An iron, circular light fixture hangs above the wooden dining table and matching chairs, white pendant lighting hangs over the island, and recessed lighting is mixed in providing plenty of light in this bright kitchen.
The master bathroom’s two gently curved trough-style white sinks with black-painted undersides that help emphasize the length of the room are made from durable enameled cast iron. The sinks feature a large rectangular basin with an organic shape that works perfectly with the other industrial and modern design elements in the space.
Through French doors, and you enter the bedroom. The off-black wall color continues. A similar shade is Wrought Iron from Aphrochic Interior Paint. Inside the bedroom is another built-in designed by Kelley. A shelving unit divides the home office from the bed. The shelving offers an abundance of storage for Kelley’s collected pieces. Below, drawers have been installed as additional storage for clothing and accessories.
This beautiful, open kitchen features light green walls, white cabinets and a dark green, circular dining table. Wrought iron pendant lights and a copper range hood complement the black and brown tile backsplash. White upholstered chairs around the dining table and neutral bar chairs at the island provide plenty of seating options to enjoy the inviting space.
This green and black stocking features small, wardrobe-inspired touches. The cuff is made from plaid fabric cut to size and is attached with iron-on adhesive tape, while the front showcases leather toggles normally seen on coats and jackets. Elements of apparel are excellent ways to bring couture touches to stockings bought off the shelf.
Sherwin Williams Iron Ore was used on the walls for both of these boys’ rooms. The Jack-and-Jill bathroom is covered in a cool black and white comic strip-inspired wallpaper. The animated paper adds a sense of humor and a youthful energy that perfectly describes the Blehm boys. Each of the rooms also has refurbished vintage pieces that reflects the boys’ individual interests; check out the retro digital clock and Rubik’s cube. My favorite element is the black penny tiled bathroom floor that bridges that gap between the two bedrooms.
The master bedroom was lacking in ambient light, so its existing ceiling fan was taken down and replaced with a wood and iron French chandelier. French chandeliers usually evoke a feeling of femininity, but due to its black painted finish, the chandelier used in this master bedroom takes on a more gender-neutral appearance. For modern flair, globe bulbs were used rather than standard flame bulbs.
The dining room is a study in minimalism. What makes the aesthetic work are the layers of texture and finishes that keep the eye delighted. In this dining room wood meets iron, meets brass, meets leather, meets sheepskin for a perfectly layered affair. Above the dining table, another piece designed by the couple, vintage lighting that can be found in industrial buildings, was installed. The found pieces were upcycled with the addition of black paint.
The textured black wallpaper is good for sleeping, but also is great for hiding that TV! We didn't want to take things to seriously so this white Jonathan Adler vase reminds us of that! It's whimsy and charm in this dramatic space makes you stop and smile.
Originally the dresser was just supposed to be sleek and clean without hardware, but addidng this hardware and the metal base took it to the next level. This hefty gothic iron pulls completely transformed it!
This entry joyfully foreshadows what's in store for our journey through the Blehm family home. We're immediately introduced to the family's four central themes: a love of art, bold colors, custom solutions and the use of classic black and white. When the foundation is understated, as is this entry's wallpaper, it creates an opportunity to layer on the fun. Angela worked with a local carpenter to design the statement making red lacquered cabinet. The door style was inspired by Angela's favorite ceramic planter and is in perfect harmony with the iron pickets on the staircase to the left. It is clear the paintings and accessories were all intentionally chosen and placed. The relationships between shapes, finishes and even the primary colors create a beautifully balanced entry vignette