Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Black and White Decor

I've been in love with black and white interiors lately. 
After a long hiatus, some black has been brought back into my home. I think I was really burned out after too much black and white toile. 

Sorry this is before blogging days. The orange pine is just too much!

Bill forbade toile from entering our interiors. I disobeyed the edict and argued back that I didn't think our marriage was over just because of a little toile. :) 
 10 years later I was over it and he was rejoicing.
The best pieces of black and white got packed up and the rest was given away. 
This past summer more black was added back into our scheme.  

So many things have been painted white in the last few years. I thought things needed a little contrast.

 I love the dark nail heads in deconstructed drop cloth upholstery.

The juxtaposition of a dark handle on a white piece of furniture is one of my favorite things about white furniture.

This look is a tranquil and calm.

I added a some new black and white tea towels from Pottery Barn.

I also got a ticking pillow cover for the living room.

I'm sure I've told you that I love a black and white base in which to layer Halloween decor.

These are two mantels that I created last October. 

We ended up living with the one with the raven even though the owls were cute. The raven was a souvenir from Alaska so it got top billing. This mantelscape is part of why I fell in love with my black transferware again. 


I love the redecorated shelves so they are staying for a while. I have another piece of black and white china coming from e-Bay. I can't wait to tweak my kitchen shelves once it gets here.
You will see it when I do.
I hope you are having a good week. 
Linking with,
Savvy Southern Style   
French Country Cottage


  1. I love black accents in any room. Yours are just right to make a nice statement!
    Mary Alice

  2. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I love black accents too! In fact I'm thinking of painting a few doors black if I can ever find time. I noticed the black and white floral plates in the pine cabinet; I found a set at Goodwill recently. I think they're pretty. I'm a new follower. Nice to meet you :-)

  3. love that bird pillow with the ticking striped pillows. I am trying to learn to reduce my clutter and have been painting every piece of furniture white for the last year or so, and now adding black more and more. So, of course, I love your black and white look.

  4. I'm a big fan of black and white. I've read in decorating books that every room should have a touch black to ground it. Love your touches, Katie!