Monday, January 11, 2016

New Year New Slate.. Black & White Love

I don't know why but it seems when the New Year approaches I am in the mood for a black and white post.Together these two colors make a bold statement, yet they work well in both classic and modern interiors.

This gorgeous hall blends both beautifully. How about replacing that dated travertine with some graphic black and white tile?

This fabulous den by Sean Anderson adds just the right amount warmth and drama. Doesn't it just make you want to snuggle up? Don't you love the clever styling on the console?

The downstairs den in Sean Anderson's home demonstrates his talent for mixing classic and contemporary to achieve unconventional charm.

Love this unbelievable makeover Shari Hart did for the One Room Challenge.  Here is an example how going easy on the black (ie the stripes and the small frames) creates a crisp clean look without all the drama.

The new/old  Pearls Hotel in San Antonio posted by Joni on Cote de Texas just oozes with black and white charm.


The graphic impact of the black and white scheme and the gorgeous art in this Bridgehampton living room of designer James Huniford makes a bold statement.

Robert Rauschenberg prints and an 18th-century English chair in the Bridgehampton, New York, living room  of interior designer James “Ford” Huniford.

Black & White Industrial Chic lives large here

Great wall decoration:

I love this room by Tami and Krista of Cloth & Kind for the Atlanta Homes and Lifestlyes Serenbe Designer Showhouse. The black and white combination makes it appear effortlessly elegant.

Krista Nye Schwartz and Tami Ramsay began by selecting a graphic linen fabric by L’Aviva Home for an accent wall. The pattern was designed by women from the tribal villages of Hazaribagh, India, who create the striking motifs as part of a matrimonial ritual.:

Want to just try a little black and white rather than go for the whole hog?  Love this piece from Horchow and the wow factor it adds!

Pretty vignette with lamp art, mirror, and accessories:

Or enlarge some black and white photos for graphic interest like this.

A SERENE AUTUMN IN FINLAND | from my window | Blog decoration |:

I guess you know how I feel about Black & White in my own home.  I refreshed my kitchen with black and white Tabarka tile here

tuscanstyle4 kit

and my tiny powder bath here

and my living room here

and guest bedroom here

I guess I am a bit obsessed. If you want more Black & White Love check out my Pinterest Board here. How do you feel about black and white? Love it or leave it?

Happy Monday everyone!!


  1. I like the Black and white very much and your home is beautiful.
    Have a wonderful 2016 and a great week.

  2. Love it, clean, fresh, subtle yet bold. Black and white is always powerful.

  3. Cindy,
    I love the combination of black and white. Your tweaks to your own home are lovely. I loved several of the rooms you shared.

  4. I feel you here!! Go on and look at the porcelain in black and white its wonderful!

  5. Yes Cindy black and white is a statement like none other...
    I use to have pieces in my home, well in my last home much larger home that could handle all my black accents. I have had heavy on my mind wanting to add black into my home, starting with an area rug of black, cream, and grey's to then add accent pillows with black and white and then some framed art. Who knows where from there?

    Your home has always been one of my favorites starting with the terra cotta pavers, (floor) to your iron work, the changing colour of your cabinets, the altering of sofas in white and the accents of black. You my dear have hit it out of the park for me, and inspire me to rethink some black again.

    Keep inspiring your beauty.


    1. Dore you are way too sweet. I appreciate your kind words. I am in awe of your creativity as well.

  6. L O V E I T!!!!
    BUT be prepared I took after TRICIA GUILD years ago and have C O L O R everywhere!

    1. Elizabeth so did I!! All of my walls were glazed in the entire house!

  7. These images are so pretty Cindy - love it! Funnily enough, I used to subscribe to the design theory that "every room needs a touch of black" and I did have it in every room. And then I got rid of it! Last year in my effort to go lighter, brighter and pared down, the black felt heavy and I took it out! But now these photos make me want to put it back So gorgeous - and I love it in your house, especially the kitchen tile and the bathroom. Lovely!


    1. Thanks Sheila! I have several rooms with no black! I have to say the older I get the more I like it!!

  8. Oooh, such fabulous inspiration, Cindy!! I still love your bathroom, too! :)

    1. I copied the idea from the master as you well know!!

  9. Love all the black and white. Your bathroom is amazing!

  10. Love all the black and white. Your bathroom is amazing!

  11. Oh, I have embraced it big time! I "live" for images of your living room, Cindy Hattersley!

  12. Love the black and white association. These decors look amazing! And your home in particular! :-)


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