Matte black walls and a marble backsplash make a chic combination in this open-concept kitchen. In addition to custom cabinets and a large island, the space comes with a cozy dining space for breakfast.
A matte black fireplace was a smart choice for this bedroom, as it makes the space feel clean and modern. Notice how interior designer Kelly Rogers complemented the feature's shape with artwork in square frames.
Matte gray walls, a clean-lined dining table and sleek dining chairs create a modern aesthetic in this dining room. Striking artwork and shelves add bold bursts of texture to the space, and a chandelier adds an unexpected touch of elegance.
“The sink and the faucet are often the central focal point of the kitchen, so why not make a bold statement with a distinctive faucet?” asks Carolynne Arnold-Plowman, who designed this rustic kitchen. You can easily find a graceful new spout for under $100, but if you want the matte black finish used in the kitchen shown here — which is among the boldest and trendiest looks in hardware and plumbing fittings right now — be prepared to spend more, at least $250. And you may want to swap out the rest of your hardware to match, bringing you closer to $500.
Drinks, anyone? Because the bar is located just off the dining room, the designers used gold wallpaper and black cabinets to make the two spaces look cohesive. A mini fridge keeps wine bottles at the perfect temperature as well.
A quiet room for reading in cushioned white chairs, this contemporary living space features matte black walls and a built-in fire place that provides a feeling of privacy and seclusion. Designs in the framed art, sofa and area rug give the space texture paired with an overhead brass chandelier.
White walls and a matte black door make a classic combination in this foyer. To the left, a console table gives the owners a place to drop their keys and mail, while a geometric light fixture illuminates the space overhead.
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This Hamptons kitchen called for a backsplash that was luxurious but not overly ornate. Matte glass tile was the perfect choice, complementing the white in the granite countertops and offsetting the sweetness of the pastry pattern valance above.