To add drama and a touch of Southern farmhouse style to their dining room, homeowners Jeremy and Amanda had a rustic farmhouse table lacquered in white, then added high-end black Maarten Baas Smoke chairs. The contrast between the white and the black adds high drama; the back wall was also painted black to delineate the dining room from the nearby lounge.
Sleek Modern Dining Room With Multicolored Book Display
A modern dining room turns its book collection into an eye-catching design statement by organizing them by color in the space-saving built-in bookshelf. A simple picnic table and ghost chairs let the striking dark walls and rainbow colors do the talking.
The open concept kitchen features a sleek, black island, which houses the kitchen sink and range. The island flows down to a dining table surrounded by contemporary chairs. Glass walls offer views of the interior gardens with elegant trees.
Black isn’t only for interiors: It’s a bold, modern choice for exteriors of every style, too. “The black exterior allows this house to blend into its dark, forested surroundings while providing a bold contrast to the colorful foliage and bright interior,” say the architects at GSA Architects. “Painting the vertical tongue and groove siding a dark color helps hide the joints between boards, giving the siding a more homogenous and minimal look. Make sure to use a satin exterior paint to avoid accumulating too much dirt on the siding.”
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.
This sculpture by Tomohiro Inaba makes an ethereal statement in a light-filled corner, appearing as it just emerged from a thick, misty forest. The modern home is filled with whimsical touches achieved by layering textures against a neutral palette of white, black and metallics.
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.
Modern Kitchen With Wall Wine Rack and Shark Skelton Decor
This spacious kitchen features an industrial vibe with painted exposed pipes and a wall to wall wine rack made from terra cotta pipes. Oversized white subway tiles create a countertop-to-ceiling backsplash, while light oak floors cover the floor. A shark skeleton floating over the dining table adds a funky vibe.
An outdoor kitchen area includes a grill, wood-fired oven and island for prep at this modern Dallas home. The kitchen is centrally located in the home's public entertaining area near the pool deck and open-air dining area.
Master Bathroom Draws Inspiration From Industrial NYC Buildings
A moody color palette and industrial accents are used to echo the looks of New York City buildings in the master bathroom of an Atlanta townhome. A custom-made window overooking the living space below replaced an existing set of glass blocks. High-gloss subway tile reflect the stylish lighting. Wood-look tile alternates with black tile to create visual contrast.
Rough-hewn wood and rich, dark walls turn this cozy corner reading nook into a showpiece. Wood beams reflect the character of the historic farmhouse, which underwent a top-to-bottom renovation that opened up the space and turned its formerly small, dark rooms into a livable and family-friendly country home.