My mom is visiting right now, and she loves interior design about as much as anyone I know. She has always been a firm believer in adding black to every room, and I tend to struggle with using the color beyond the occasional frame for a photo.
Here’s the sort of pop of black my mama would add…
I recall a conversation with Rachel Ashwell in which she remarked she could not live with black (“too austere”). Black and white with warm wood tones is such a popular design trio around the web.
How about you?
I’m crazy about everything interior designer Leanne Ford does – she’s always introducing these Bertoia wire chairs into her projects, and they look so interesting with the rugged farmhouse furniture with which she pairs them.
Aside…Oh, friends, I hope this finds you in better shape than my sorry and irritable self right now. Things are sooooo not black and white. It’s grey grey grey as I continue to live in liminality. I have a little bit of a sense of humor during the day, but after 8 p.m., watch out. Werewolf. I don’t eat after 5, which has helped the intensity of the pain in the evening, but the discomfort, irritability, and fatigue. Mercy. Still no diagnosis beyond ‘possible Crohn’s disease flare’ and another scan at the hospital tomorrow. If my Crohn’s disease is the culprit, I can deal, but I have never had a flare resembling this one. Many of you have been on a similar drawn out journey for a diagnosis. I know this because you send messages of hope and share your stories, and I’m so grateful. It helps to hear that this will pass.
In addition to black and white decor inspiration, you’ll find encouraging messages I hope you will share since we really do need each other to prop each other up when the road is long.
Is This Not the Most Versatile ‘Go Anywhere’ Piece?
Friendly Priced Bistro Set
French Bistro Table Crush
Black and White Prints
Black and white tile is so chic! A few examples I love are here.
This Medina encaustic tile is one of my favorites of all time!
Black and white and minimal is so Scandinavian, yes?
Care to add just a touch of black to your white kitchen?
Isn’t the warmth of natural rattan gorgeous with white?
The very first kitchen chairs I ever purchased for myself were Marcel Breuer Cesca chairs for my first apartment as a freshman in college. I was 18 and over the moon to find them at a garage sale.
A Beautiful Sofa
So Perfect With Beachy Whites
Mid-century Mod Whites
White With Edgy Decor
Always a Classic With Black & White
For Fans of Modern
White With Black Base Butterfly Chair
Black & White Stripes
Um. I’m counting on it…
Wise Words & Encouragement
Black Pendant & Clock
IT IS WELL WITH MY SOUL EVEN WHEN IT IS NOT WELL WITH MY CIRCUMSTANCES.
Peace to you right where you are.
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