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Classical Noir

Classical Noir

I love the current trend back to moody color spaces.  Shades of deep greens, browns and blues are anchoring in their moment.  Personally, dark spaces are my “comfort zone.”  My favorite though has always been black – so classic, it can elevate a space with little effort.  I have rounded up a few of my (current) favorites.  Let’s take a look, what do you say? 

The first picture I will share is from one of my favorite designers Dawn from @dawnmoonhome (aka, my sister).  I love this display as it is a perfect example of the impact that black can have in area without having to saturate the area.  The black brackets, moody floral art and the vintage urn perfectly balance this space without overpowering it.  This display is wonderful mix woods, metals and stoneware (with a hint of her statement blue and white).  https://www.instagram.com/dawnmoonhome/

Another favorite decorator of mine is in fact, again my sister Roxy @the.inspired.place.  Her kitchen is a lovely mix of wood, metal and stone.  Her dark stone floor weights the area, while she keeps the rest of her room light.  This space uses black accents to make bold statements such as with the vent hood.  The black and white tile above the stove is a classic addition.  Of course, her black stemmed sconces are a sweet addition to this traditional modern kitchen. .

Another favorite of mine (although she is not my sister) is Kate Chipinski @katechipinski.  I am always drawn to her earthy, moody style.  Kate’s style is mid-century modern with a minimalist edge.  Her signature design seems to always revolve around black, which she uses often to anchor her space.  She also incorporates wood tones throughout her home with touches of white.  What I love most about Kates space(s) is that she reuses, refurbishes and recycles when possible with stunning results.  

I adore all of this from ChrisLovesJulia.  I tend to gravitate toward classical mixed with traditional and this room checks all the boxes.  The light wood floors and walls are like a natural canvas to showcase the black and white art.  Again, the table is an understated piece that both draws attention while allowing the black chairs and black industrial light lantern light to have their moment.  The simple tablescape is a nice accent to the space.  Perfection.

Saving the best for last, this is (of course) Chip and Joanna’s recently renovated hotel, and oh my!  For real, no one should be this talented.  On our (me and my sisters) bucket list is going to TX to visit Magnolia and stay in Hotel 1928  I may die of happiness while there but what an exquisite way to go, am I right?  This space is magnificent with black walls, earthy furniture, and a stone fireplace.  The bookcases are such a colorful juxtaposition against the dark space.  And the chandelier takes center stage, as it should.  This space dramatically speaks to me.  Jo shows no sign of slowing down and we are all the more excited for it.  Can’t wait to see their next pro.

Well, that wraps up my love affair with black for this blog post.  I do hope you enjoyed the spaces I shared with you today and hope you will stop back by E&I for the next JJ blog post.   

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