For this powder room, the homeowner wanted a crisp, minimal space that maximizes storage and has a fun, contemporary midcentury vibe. The look was achieved with a sleek, wooden vanity and chrome sconces. Dark, charcoal paint helps the trim pop.
New windows and the yellow tile countertop and backsplash each come with black trim, offering a bit of a modern edge to this retro style kitchen. The stars of the space are the brand-new retro-inspired stove and sink, which help complete the 1950s feel of the space.
This stately bookcase is befitting the award-winning residence of the chancellor of North Carolina State University. Designed by Design Lines, Ltd. and built by Rufty Homes, it was constructed as four boxes that were then set flush in-wall. We especially like the faceplate overlay with the black lacquer finish that serves to frame the bookcase. Note how it was also used on the baseboard where the cabinets are set, anchoring it to the room.
A matte finish black floor and white walls and ceiling create a solid background for the black and white color scheme in this attractive living room. A white leather sectional faces the fireplace and mounted television. Long white curtains with black trim frame the windows. The sleek and shiny coffee table and shelf unit reflect the light for an sparkling effect.
Traditional architectural details become modern when midnight black paint covers the ceiling, trim and walls. A white lacquered desk provides contrast, as do the pale hardwood floors and white window treatments.