The number one concern when we ask clients to go all-white with walls in their home is the fear of it being cold. But if it’s done right? It can be just as inviting and warm as as a little color! This house tour is the perfect example of how to do black and white right, using tons of texture to make it cozy right up.
My favorite spaces in this house are the one above and below. Rather than blank white walls, the wood and grasscloth lend warmth to the rooms through beautiful texture! The furnishings are all modern, but the addition of fabrics like linen and shearling bring a softness to the rooms. The modern lighting (which looks like Apparatus and Lindsey Adelman) is minimal and gorgeous, elevating the spaces to a high level of chic.
I’m still just in awe over these custom chairs!! The brass detail along with the shearling makes them feel like high-end fashion pieces rather than furniture.
Cold would be the last word I would use in this living room – with the many layers of textiles here it’s insanely cozy! The painted grey ceiling is also helping to make this space feel like a little cocoon. Is it just me, or do the shiplap ceiling and light fixture give the space a feel of a sunporch? I kind of dig it.
LOVE this black hood as a bold choice in the kitchen! This place is the only one where I do feel like it’s a bit more cold – but it’s a kitchen, and the materials are totally appropriate and clean. The leather stools certainly help a bit, but maybe a cozier rug would add a bit of warmth too?
Gotta love a breakfast nook as perfect as this one! The modern lighting + cozy textiles theme is repeated here, and is definitely working for me!
The master bedroom might be the best example of tone-on-tone texture in the home and how warm it can feel. Love that Marilyn Monroe print too!
There are no words for the master bath. It’s complete perfection as far as I’m concerned! As opposed to the kitchen, the use of brass here is really warming up all the marble – and so is that sunshine streaming in! I swear, there’s no greater luxury than a naturally-lit bathroom.
So what do you think? Would you recreate this in your own home, or do you prefer a bit more color? Here’s how we’d get the look:
1 side table | 2 glass globe chandelier | 3 marble and bronze coffee table | 4 black african mudcloth pillow | 5 modern lounge chair with shearling seat | 6 modern brass sconce | 7 black and cream broken stripe rug