Dark bronze leaves paired with purplish-pink spring blooms give ‘Dark Horse’ Weigela florida head-turning good looks. Flowers beckon hummingbirds to plants that grow 36 inches tall and wide. This small weigela is versatile in the landscape. Use it as a short hedge, accent plant or mass planting. Hardy in Zones 4-8.
*Hay* there, handsome! Dark wood stables line the sides of the barn, giving each of the horses a spot to hang out in. Meanwhile, clean lines and slim metal bars ensure that the interior looks less rustic and more modern.
The floors are a darker shade of walnut than the walls and ceilings in the bathroom of this loft guest suite above a horse stable. The honed, black granite against the lighter wood tones was selected by the designer to achieve a simple and elegant feel, which also grounded the space visually. A copper tub and sink blend with the color scheme while adding a touch of sheen.
A blurred wall look and running horses add the illusion of movement to this attractive dining room design. A large wood, circular dining table is centered in the room surrounded by chairs with alternating solid red and plaid upholstery. A crystal chandelier hangs above encircled by the black molding ceiling design.
This grand Victorian study features dark wood paneling from ceiling to floor and exquisite molding and details. A thick gray marble mantel surrounds the fireplace, a handsome resting place for two horse statues.
Modern furniture with clean lines balance the rusticity in this cottage located on a Connecticut horse farm. Bare windows and open passages between rooms let ample natural light flow throughout the home, keeping it bright and airy in spite of the darker walls.
The LeJeune Residence in Montreal, Quebec, Canada is featured in the Phaidon book Black: Architecture in Monochrome, celebrating this resurgent trend for dark home exteriors. Built in 1890, this building was once used as a home for the groomsmen who cared for wealthy residents' horses.
A blurred wall effect with running horses creates movement through this dark dining room. Black molding forms a bold ceiling design surrounding a chandelier over the large, circular wood dining table. The table is surrounded by chairs with alternating red and plaid upholstery matching the two sides of the curtain.
This simple Country Christmas tree is ornamented with pine cones, brown glass balls, bronze disco balls, and letter and number stencils for a unique twist on traditional tree decorations. Brown paper packages tied with twine rest under the tree next to a wooden rocking horse. A yellow yarn wreath, light green polka dot stocking, and green stuffed toys add color against the dark drown painted brick wall.