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Gorgeous Modern Bathroom With Black Mosaic Tile Walls
Black mosaic tile creates a beautifully masculine look in this modern bathroom. The corner structure provides a break in the tile and blends well with the neutral color of the tile floor. The rectangular white sink pops against the dark background.
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.”
To create a sleek, polished look in this kitchen, veneer cabinetry pairs with a porcelain tile backsplash whose colors are a visual bridge between the room's light and dark hues. Cabinets: UltraCraft Cabinetry; Microwave: Thermador; Range: Jenn Air; Countertops: Cambria Quartz
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.
Although many homeowners invest the majority of their home design budgets into their kitchens, it's the area of Chris' condo where he spent the least. By working with the brown and black tones of his existing granite countertops, he used color to give the otherwise basic, modern kitchen a personalized look. Glossy-black penny round tiles bought for $8 per square foot were used on all wall surfaces to add architectural interest and sheen. To help the pantry door visually recede, he had it painted the same shade of black as the tiles. Since the adjacent living room is wrapped in a black-brown grass cloth with a metallic backing, he carried the look over to the bar area to tie the two spaces together. All together, Chris' kitchen decor came to $1400.
Designed for a professional athlete and his brother, Garcia's goal was to keep the home young and modern. In addition, the client wanted to feel like he was living in his own nightclub. The bedroom wall acts as the headboard and is covered in tufted vinyl with studded nail heads. The ceiling is hand-painted using real silver leaf.
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.
Modern Stairwell and Sleeping Loft with Natural Finishes
A mix of natural elements blends harmoniously in the loft and stairwell of this modern and minimal home. From the concrete floor to the rustic wood accent wall to the natural wood ceiling, the surfaces help connect the home's interiors to its rugged natural setting. Citron bedding draws the eye to the light-filled sleeping loft.
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.
Lavish Seating Area by Designer Shelly Riehl David
Black and yellow damask chairs surround a round, black leather ottoman in this space from designer Shelly Riehl David. The chandelier is highlighted by a mirrored inset with white ornate frame. Ample seating and luxury appointments help make for formal but comfortable space for relaxing and conversation.
Modern Entertainment Center With Sliding Steel Doors
This apartment renovation included the installation of two black sliding steel doors that conceal the television and entrainment center. A gray sectional sofa and multicolored Oriental rug complete the look of the living room.
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.
Contemporary Dark Wood Living Room with Gold Accents
Gilded accents lift up a modern living room and counterbalance the weight of the dark wood walls and floors. The paneled space features a walnut wood credenza with hand-blown glass crystal disks and a steel frame and hardware. Geometric gold sconces, globe-shaped table lamps and a watercolor framed in a repurposed antique gilded frame complete the vignette.
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.