A pair of large vanities in the master bathroom offer storage, convenience and flow without sacrificing an inch of space. The homeowners knew they needed a double vanity to give them the function that their previous space lacked, but there also wasn't a wall in the space long enough to make this request feasible, so designers decided to install two separate vanities rather than one double vanity, eliminating wasted space while still getting the homeowners the master bathroom of their dreams.
A boring fireplace and recessed niche is transformed into a polished focal wall featuring a gleaming wood panel displaying a large wall-mount television. Wires are cleanly tucked behind for a sleek look. The fireplace received a tile surround.
Neutral cabinets and marble countertops make a classic-and-clean combination in this open kitchen. A patterned backsplash adds a little energy to the room and keeps the space from feeling too monochrome.
This playful bedroom features charcoal shag carpet, bed spread and wall treatment with pops of red-orange in the side table and throw pillow. The intensity of the red-orange with the calming dark tones and soft surfaces create a balanced, inviting space.
This entirely unexpected modern cabin in Muscoda, Wisconsin is even more arresting for its striking black exterior. The vacation home is featured in Phaidon's tribute to the history and modern examples of black clad architecture, Black: Architecture in Monochrome.
Gradations of monochrome interwoven with splashes of gold, pattern and texture dress up this foyer on display in the 2014 San Francisco Decorator Showcase. A modular bench keeps a low profile beneath a sparking chandelier, while making room for guests in the entryway.
Before, too many shades of gray made this master bedroom feel cold and monochrome. So designer Edyta Czajkowska decided to break up the space with punches of black in the light fixture, artwork and headboard. Lightly colored patterned accents offer additional interest without being distracting.
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.
Creating a gallery wall filled with your children’s artwork is easy and will give a colorful and personal touch to any room. Keep it simple and let the art be the focus with monochrome matted frames in assorted sizes.
Take a subtle approach - Monochrome doesn’t necessarily mean geometric, which often springs to mind when you think of the term. This hip modern loft shows a more subtle approach to furniture placement. I love the use of contrasting black grids on the windows – it really draws your eye out.
Marble tiles laid in a herringbone pattern give the bathroom a classic look, while chrome fixtures and sleek floating vanities bring contemporary touches to the space. Black framed windows draw attention to the incredible ocean view. Vibrant, framed wall art serves as the only pop of color in this monochrome bathroom.
Texture in the pendant lights, artwork and woodwork adds visual interest in this neutral, monochrome open-plan kitchen and dining area in a Cape Town, South Africa home. The dining table includes room for 10, and the island offers tucked-away storage for a collection of wines, making this a perfect space for entertaining.