Wednesday, May 2, 2012

simply...black and white


Do you love the bold statement of black and white,
could you live with it?

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Although I love the dramatic, bold, contrast and crisp look,
 my taste leans toward pairing it with
warm hardwood floors, rustic accessories, and warm tan hues.
How about you, could you live with it, or do you like it only in pretty pictures?


24 comments:

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

Well you know I love this post. Sometimes I feel like I'm getting too much black and white, but it just goes with everything! Those barstools, the diamond print curtains, french chairs with the greek key backing, the striped rugs...YUM!

Julia {Pawleys Island Posh} said...

I just LOVE these rooms. I'm not sure I could restrain myself from adding in some pops of color in real life though.

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I do love this combo but I personally could only use it in my home in small doses like an entry or powder room. That kitchen is pretty amazing though!

Lisa Scibilia said...

I too love black and white, however I need some warmth like wood floors or a pop of color mixed in like that last photo. The natural elements on the table and pop from the green books against the black & white - yum!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I do love black-and-white paired with other colors to lend balance - I am loving the b&w pillows, drapes, in the picture frames..gorgeous examples, Pam!

Dana Frieling@ Make Them Wonder said...

Oh, I could so live with it! Think about how easy decorating would be with only 2 colors...clean, crisp and minimalist!

Holly said...

As much as I love my bold colors, I think I could live with it. I love a few of the more relaxed images that you've shown. I've also been reading a little bit each day of my Celerie Kemble book that I won, so that's also got me in a black and white mood. We should have a design book swap!

Cathy Wall said...

Yum to black & white and like most of the other commenters, I'll have mine with a dash of color and patina like the entry with the red medallion rug. So crisp, so sophisticated!

Diana @ Your Day Simplified said...

Love this post! You found so many beautiful photos. I love the contrast of black and white but I agree with you about warming it up with wood and tan! Thanks for the inspiration!

Like Me Some said...

I absolutely love this look and have been debating bringing into my own home!! Always looks classic and beautiful and makes a huge statement!

Leslie said...

CLASSIC Pam!

Nancy said...

I hadn't thought of using black and white before, but I am on board now, especially with the painting of interior doors black, and lots of bold patterned rugs I am loving now... Of course, I'll have to change my whole house, but I can inject black in small amounts now...I love your taste Pam..
Have a great day.
Nancy
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Kayla @ Your Day Simplified said...

Love the idea of doing a house in black and white, then just changing out a few colorful pillows/accessories!

Calypso In The Country said...

I really love all the rooms you showed. I appreciate the look in pictures but I know if I tried it in my house, I would end up adding a little more color.
-Shelley

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

I have a black and white Olin rug from crate and barrel at our entryway and I love the dramatic effect. It always seems so chic in pictures like these!

Danielle said...

I agree. I can only really have pops of black. I just really love soft blues, greens and pinks with tan - all the sea glass colors :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

I want a black and white guest room, you know, once day when we have a guest room :) I love it!

Jill Elaine said...

I love it! I've even done some of the black and white stuff. I like more white than black and not in every room but I could definitely live with it :)

Gretchen said...

I love looking at these rooms but I really have to have color in my home. Besides, I would have to pitch everything I have and that just "ain't gonna happen". My husband would kill me if I did.

Gretchen

natasha {schue love} said...

There is something so striking about black and white. It's very traditional and yet chic! Great inspiration!

Lori said...

I never thought I could live with it until I see the beautiful photos you compiled. You have amazing taste.

Carly | a simple affair said...

Great question, could I live with it? I think I would love it at least in one smaller room as long as there is more white than black. Then it get's just too dark for me. These photos are beautiful though!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Love all the images here. Had to pin a few! I am not sure I could live with black and white, but i love looking at it.

SHERRY HART said...

I love me some good black and white.....but I'm with you.....I need to warm it up a little with some color.....great pictures!

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