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KITCHEN TREND :: BLACK VS. BRASS

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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 […]

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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!

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  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!

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  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!

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  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

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  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!

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  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!

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  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… :D

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ROOM OF THE WEEK :: 10.30

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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!

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  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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ONE ROOM INSPIRATION :: DARK + PREPPY

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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 […]

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  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! :)

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  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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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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COLOR BUZZ :: BLACK + YELLOW

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Black and yellow is not a palette to be messed with. These colors always create a strong, graphic moment, no matter how they’re used. Most of us may avoid wearing the two together, for fear of a bumblebee effect. Inside, the impact can be overwhelming. But done just right? The two can make for striking […]

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  1. Kathryn

    LOVE the Gilles and and Boissier apartment…. my favourite part is the graphic pattern on the walls – hand painted!

    Have you seen the new images that were in the latest elle decor uk? (www.cummingandco.com.au/2013/09/3-more-reasons-to-love-gilles-and.html)

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  2. amywax

    Always on the lookout for great stories about how color is used. ( owner of the Color911 app). I really enjoyed your use of color in this post, well done!

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  3. Lola

    Lovely post!

    I love the ceiling of the first picture, I would never have thought about painting my ceiling like that, but the combination looks great with the black elements of the dining room :)

    Merry Christmas!!

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