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BLACK WALLS + PINK BLOOMS

domino magazine black and brass bar

There’s such a mood change this time of year here in the Pacific Northwest. The mornings start off foggy and quite chilly, the streets are a bit more quiet – save for a few sunny weekends. But, maybe most noticeable in my world lately is a return to muted colors. Yesterday when we were shooting […]

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  1. Lauren Jade

    I did a post on this recently. I love love love the look of black walls, in editorials. I think in real life application it could be hard to pull off unless you had the luxury of space and ability to completely redecorate. I’m still working on the man for a black blue hue for our bedroom wall…he says it’ll be cave-like. We’ll see how wins ;) great post!

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  2. cozbijean

    love black walls! we painted our bathroom, walls+ceiling, a midnight charcoal and it’s amazing with all the typical washroom whites. of course, our entire house is whites and grays and blacks :)

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  3. Ashe

    I’m such a sucker for a beautifully thought out, black interior. Blossoms just make it all the more dreamy. Definitely on my to-do list. ♥︎

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  4. franki

    I’m there. Just did a mostly black/grey kitchen…and you know…it feels so right!! I use dishes (my downfall) to give color spots here there and EVERYWHERE! Yay! franki

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  5. Alecia

    no joke I just wrote about this too! I always thought I was a white/cream/neutral kind of gal – but I am really digging darker accent walls these days. I really am toying with the idea of painting a black wall – hope I get enough guts to go through with it. we are totally on the same page with this.

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  6. Diana

    I’ll admit I’m not one for dark spaces, but I completely agree the pink softens these dramatic spaces. I could do black walls and a peony colored couch :)

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  7. setefb

    Magnifique les murs en noirs profond ,rien de mieux pour jouer avec les reliefs ,j’y penserais dans mes nouvelles déco !!

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COOLING OFF WITH COBALT

house beautiful dining room in blues

I’ve been infatuated lately with the combination of cobalt and black – a color scheme we’ve been seeing on the runway for fall, but also one I’ve noticed popping up more in interiors too… There’s something fresh but calm about this pair, and I especially love this scheme as a modern look infused with worldly influences […]

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  1. Eva

    The blues are giving an element of a modern contemporary theme. But the dresser, woven chair and mirrored box are so traditional and ethnic. A perfect blend!
    x
    Eva

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  2. Lisa Dyson

    Where did the blue and white woven chair come from? When I click on it, I am forwarded to West Elm, but that is not their chair.

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SOUTHWEST BOHO STYLE

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I think my mind is ready for a vacation south of the border… or at least south of this rain. I’ve been obsessing over natural linens and layered textiles in soft palettes that recall warmer weather and seaside vacations. Still cozy enough for winter, but inviting the spring, the only colors here are shades of […]

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GUTSY GLASS :: CUT + COLORED

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Months ago, while browsing through my favorite antique mall here in Seattle, I came across two unique mirrors that were definitely art deco in style, and had some blue glass incorporated into the design. I thought they were kinda unique and cool, so I snapped a few pics and moved on. Then, at the last […]

10 responses on “GUTSY GLASS :: CUT + COLORED

  1. Kelly Market

    Oooh….great trend! Obsessed with the greens : ) Definitely going to keep an eye out for more of these!

    xx

    p.s. So fun meeting you in Vegas! Hope to see you again soon : )

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  2. Franki

    YES! I’m hanging a “multi-colored” glass edged mirror in our outdoor shower…who doesn’t like to shower in a rainbow?!?! franki

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  3. Dawn

    All beautiful but my favorite is the green mirror from Todd Alexander Romano’s dining room (in the Kips Bay Show House). Thanks for sharing the link on 1stdibs – not that I’ll be running off and buying it this instant but dare to dream!

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  4. Margaret

    I have #1. My mother bought it many years ago, used. She had it resilvered.

    During a move, it had some damage. I would love to get it repaired. This was one of my mother’s favorite items, and it has a lot of sentimental value.
    Also, would you have any idea of it’s value?

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LARGER THAN LIFE

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When I was last at market (in the winter!) I noticed a slight trend towards playing with scale in furnishings. We’ve seen this a bit in upholstered goods in the past, but this time it was all about lighting… This room created for the Kips Bay Decorator Show House by Brad Ford reminded me of […]

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  1. Maggie Rose

    Interesting idea – I wonder how it feels in person? Brad Ford is one of my favorite interior designers though so I had to comment! Happy birthday to him :)

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  2. Rachel

    I’m going to be the oddball here and admit that I’m not a fan of this. I like a room to be well balanced. While I’ll sometimes choose a feature to highlight, or create a visual stopping point, my eyes can’t move beyond that fixture.

    A featured piece should not be so dominating, in my opinion.

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  3. cassandra @ coco kelley

    rachel, i LOVE you for speaking up and i think you’re right, especially in this picture, the lighting is hard to get past! i have a feeling it’s partially the angle too, but i do think it’s a BIT dominant. perhaps if it was placed higher??

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  4. Eleni

    Playing with scale in a room can give a very interesting result. I love extra large pendants and I love the coffee table in this photo. I’d definitely go for it!

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  5. Jeannine 520

    I think a fixture of that size hanging down into a normal sized room is obnoxious. If there ever were a case for that it would have to be an exceptional piece that was worth giving up all the airspace to accommodate. I try hard to maintain an openness in a room and that just instantly kills it. I don’t see this being a trend.

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  6. Noas' Libellule

    I am with humanityisbeautiful, I hardly saw the pendant, all I could see was the table. I do like the work on proportions or scale, I am not sure this is the right pendant for it…

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