In a living room where space is at a premium, there may not be enough tabletop surface to add framed photos or treasured objects. To inject personality into a living room without taking up valuable tabletop space, consider a gallery wall grouping. Here, a tall wall features nine oversized black-and-white prints of the family with a steel console placed below to anchor the space. When adding a console table to a living room, stick with a maximum depth of 18 inches to keep from impeding traffic flow.
Another splurge in the design was custom framing for the fine art photography. Black lacquered framing was chosen to coordinate with the black accents of the room, while an inset turquoise fillet — the accent molding that fits inside a larger frame and usually sits on top of the mat — helps highlight the blue tones in the art. Since the room receives ample sunlight, non-glare acrylic was chosen rather than glass to protect the art from UV rays.
Black and white photos are dispersed throughout the custom wood accent wall in this striking bedroom. The photos, some of people and some of nature, help personalize the space and connect it to the home's setting.
Casting a spotlight on vintage beach photos, globe pendant lights fashioned from hand-worked wrought iron lend drama and an unexpected design element to the foyer of HGTV Smart Home 2013. The beachy blue walls introduce the home's sea-inspired color palette.
This modern black-and-white living space in Brooklyn, NY, showcases a wall of framed monochrome photos with an elegant console table in the center. A red velvet armchair brings a pop of color to the space with a decorative throw pillow and plush faux rug beneath.
Though white is the more usual color for garden trellises, fences and window boxes, black gates and window boxes in this Charleston garden give a more sophisticated look and don't tend to show wear and tear as quickly as white.
Black and white have long been the go-to color combination in Scandinavian circles. Whether it’s a cluster of picture frames, an oversized light fixture or even something as simple as a planter. Black acts as a neutral and has an excellent grounding quality in all white spaces.
Designer Abbi Williams uses this bad boy "to mark decisions on the walls with your contractor. Especially during framing." It's hard to overlook or misunderstand a drawing or instructions written in thick black ink, after all.
The new wooden stairs from the front door entry, Leanne wanted to keep the original wood color on the stairs but create a modern feel by staining the railing a black color, as seen on Restored by the Fords.