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layered patterns in a new traditional living room setting by cloth & kind | via coco+kelley

This room (well two rooms really) has given me a whole new set of inspiration for my own home. But to get it there, I’d have to really up my pattern mixing game! This vestibule from last year’s Holiday House in Atlanta was created by the insanely creative duo at Cloth & Kind – Tami […]

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I will be the first to admit that my threshold for minimal Scandinavian design is nearing its limits. While part of me really truly appreciates the clean, minimalist style, sometimes it goes a bit too far and feels impersonal to me. But if there’s one thing that can remedy that problem… it’s an abundance of plants. And […]


  1. serwis

    I love scandinavian style, it’s so simple and plain, you can calm down in this interiors. I could spend all day long in such interiors.

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  3. Christina Noe

    Scandinavian design was the style that first piqued my interest in design like 10 years ago largely because it was just so DIFFERENT from anything I had ever seen in homes growing up. It opened my eyes to the fact that there are so many different styles. So I will always have a special place in my heart for it, but I also completely agree that my personal tastes are veering further and further from that look. I need more character, more layers. You’re right though, plants help everything!

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white kitchen with dark brass and black hardware litchfield-and-lanham-prep

Moving in with someone always has it’s bumps – and, my friends, I’ve just discovered our first one. My man’s aversion to brass. *gasp*. Now, I’ll admit that he has a pretty open mind when it comes to designing and updating the house, and he’s starting to come around to the idea of my favorite […]

21 responses on “KITCHEN TREND :: BLACK VS. BRASS

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  2. Julie

    I couldn’t agree more! I recently toured a newly renovated home and the first thing that caught my eye in the kitchen was the matte black faucet. Intriguing, unique and glorious!

  3. Heather

    These matte black fixtures are hot and so is matte brass. As a designer I have found that brass is a hard sell to most dudes, including my man. We compromised with brass allowed upstairs and oil rubbed bronze or black downstairs. Good luck -Divide and conquer!

  4. Kristin

    I always thought black and white in combo looked very timeless and elegant – and you can definitely play up the look and feel with more modern fixtures and sleeker finishes. I absolutely love that kitchen – those windows!!!

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  6. Laura Dunn

    Although I hate to admit it. Sometimes its the collaboration between my husband and I that ends up with the best result. If I had it all my way we would have a peach bedroom instead it is a dark blue grey that looks amazing with my black and white obsession. It is hard for a head strong interior design girl like me to give someone else an opinion, but it’s worth it to have a space we both love. Best wishes to you on this big project!

  7. franki

    There WILL BE challenges….fortunately, this time, the matte black is cool (I’m a tarnished brass kinda gal so that didn’t come easily.) franki

  8. Megan

    You should look into Newport Brass. Their Matte Black finish can applied to all their faucets! Beautiful options and made in California too!

  9. Kevin | Thou Swell

    I was looking at hardware recently for a project and I didn’t even consider going with matte black, but this post has convinced me that its great looking and can go both modern and traditional!

  10. Elizabeth

    I would present him with divorce papers right away.. kidding! I love brass, however I admit the matte black looks amazing. If it starts looking a bit dull, how about covering the floor with patterned tiles in your favourite green? That way you’ll get close to the style that goes with brass and away from the farmhouse… 😀

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  12. Patricia

    Don’t know why I didn’t comment before, but the marble bathroom in your post is mine, and I have to say we haven’t regretted our black fixtures one second. We’ve had them for about a year now and they are a dream, it is my favorite room in the house. :)

    It does look great with some wood, we’ve opted for hardwood flooring and it works really well!


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Romain Ricard © site internet book travail décoration

In honor of Halloween, I thought it only appropriate to hunt down a dark and moody dwelling for this week’s Room of the Week… The living room of this home being my favorite. Essential to the balance of charcoal walls and an abundance of black and white is the addition of lighter woods, and cozier textures. […]

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  2. Rebecca_FeltBallrug

    Wow, this home is quite interesting. I don´t know if I have ever seen an all-black room, let alone home. I also don´t know if I could live here but it really is quite visually stimulating and intregeing. I like the charcoal paint they have used on the walls, and also really like the tiles they have on the walls in the kitchen as well and the ceramics they have in there. What a great share for Halloween week and it is good to mix things up a bit!

  3. kate zucconi

    This home is stunningly dark and moody!
    I love the textures and the grey painted wooden ceiling in the living room, and the use of smooth marble and other textural surfaces throughout.
    The black glossy tiles in the kithen are unusual, but are lifted by the white units.
    An elegant and interesting mix, the artwork is dark!

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gingham study_1

Ok, I know. Dark and preppy aren’t normally words you put together. But maybe that’s why I’ve always been so into this gingham-covered room for so long now… It’s a little bit traditional, a little bit badass. I mean, it takes guts to cover an entire room with gingham, after all. And I love the […]


  1. Jen, The Emerald Girl

    I love dark & preppy – it’s kind of more like country club or a hunt room. I always remember a quote I read in a magazine that said ‘one thing overdone is kind of like not overdoing it’. I always tell myself that! :)

  2. franki

    This is SO COOL!!! Think how much fun seasonal accessorizing would be!!! That black and white check is a STATEMENT!! franki


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