Monday, January 31, 2011

~back to black~

No matter how many times I re-decorate, I always go back to black.
I have to admit, as much as I love all white interiors,
they are not for me because,
well, they are not black.....
If you are a fan of black as much as I am then you are sure to enjoy these photos!


photos courtesy of birch and bird
xoxo




41 comments:

Lilliedale said...

*sigh* I would like to live in that last photo.
I agree, I think black adds so much complexity and coziness to any interior.

Remember to wish said...

I'm right with you. I enjoy all sorts of white decor and stuff, but I heart black!

Love Being A Nonny said...

I love love love that last photo.

oldblackcatboo said...

I agree completely. My home is white and black with brown, silver and gold accents and a splash of turquoise.

Claudia said...

Hello,

Love the last photo. The door leading to that beautiful room, I love.
Thank you for sharing.
Claudia

Pat said...

Wonderful inspiration. We have several black pieces in our home. Love it! A couple of pieces hold white ironstone. Great together.

Pat said...

Wonderful inspiration. We have several black pieces in our home. Love it! A couple of pieces hold white ironstone. Great together.

Bert said...

I have to say, I totally agree with you! I wanted to paint my kitchen cabinets black, but I was afraid that it would seem morbid to others! I have some other black furniture and I try to make sure every room has something black in it. Lynn

Dianne said...

So glad to hear you say this. I am so tired of the all white room...everyone's looks alike. A pop of color or black adds personality and I love it!!!!

kathi @ traybella said...

i'm with you! love the black. love to have a mix of white, cream, brown and black. throw in a green plant...and wa-la!
kathi

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Lovin all these photos. I just purchased a new kitchen nook dining set in dark wood called black/brown. I like the contrast with our all white coastal style.

dedeetsyshop said...

It's great to hear someone admit this! While I too, love white, it is refreshing to see things other than all white! I love the 2nd picture! Black makes a great statement in a room!

Megan said...

I love black! I painted my bathroom cabinets and kitchen cabinets black a few summers ago. I'm thinking of painting my front door (inside and out) black. I'm like you - love white but it's not for me. Or the kid, hubby, dog, and cats.

SHERRY HART said...

I am going to have to agree with you on that one...white walls and black furniture...works for me!

Antiques & Uniques said...

I agree with you, it always come down to black! Of course, I'm like that about clothes ,too! How many pairs of black pants does a woman really need? lol
Carol in GA

Susie Gordon said...

If you get a chance, take a look at my FB - susies bittersweet treasures. I just posted some photos of a couple of new little treasures that we made for my shoppe. they are black. and they are so adorable. I think you might like them!

Carriage House Antiques said...

love black too :) esp against white!! nice photos
Natalie

Pam @ Frippery said...

I agree, every space needs a pop of black!

Between You and Me said...

last photo is my favorite.
love it.

I love the creamy whites, too, but I think every single room should have just a little black. :)

there's my two cents.

Curious Details said...

Love Birch and Bird.

And black!

Cat@BudgetBlonde said...

Haha I love these rooms and I'm such a white decor girl! But it just goes to show the complete opposite can be gorgeous too! Thanks for sharing!

A Cottage Muse said...

Sigh...

loving that last photo!

Stacy said...

i agree. it's like one's wardrobe. essential black pieces always look good and never go out of style!

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

Thanks so much for the link love! We agree...black adds that extra something to any space and always looks great, just like that little black dress!

Meg said...

Oh I am right there with you! Cracks me up how many people jumped on that "all white" bandwagon. Love the white in bits but love the black with different woods - like in pictures #2 and #4! Funny how black can seem warm and cozier to me! Love it! :)

Meg

Angela said...

So glad to see a post about black being ok. I have to admit I'm a bit obsessed. Love this post and your blog!

Okie Chic said...

Oh my gosh I'm glad you said that!! I've been trying to get away from black but I just can't.

designchic said...

I love how a wonderful black piece grounds a room...so gorgeous!!

Robyn said...

Black is such a mainstay for me too. I have black painted kitchen cabinets and about 98% of the people who find my blog due so by googling some version of "black painted kitchen cabinets"! That last photo has me drooling. I love EVERY. SINGLE. THING. about it!

red ticking said...

i am a white girl... but i truly love these images.. and that mac and cheese in your last post YUM.. xx pam

Amber said...

Perfect post at the perfect moment.... repainting some furniture for our new home and chose black. Started questioning my idea (prior to spraying), but you completely made me stick to my original plan. THANKS!! :)

Melissah said...

I just discovered your lovely blog. I'm just new into blogging & have just finished off my own blog on fashion & interior design.
http://scrapbook-melissah.blogspot.com/
I had a lot of fun putting it together maybe you would like to check it out if you have a spare minute.
x
Melissah

Hannah said...

oh! i so agree! i once read that every room in your house needs at least one piece of black furniture!

edie said...

i just love you.
what a blessing you have been to me.
and i could hardly believe (and got quite teary eyed) when i got your gift in the mail.
wow.
i can't thank you enough.
it makes this rental house feel like home.
you are the best and i am so thankful to know you.
love you melanie,
xo
edie

Andrea said...
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Andrea said...

I had too many typos in the previous post so here we go again. I love the all white palates I see on my favorite blogs but honestly it's a voyeuristic pleasure because I live with black pieces.

The enchanted home said...

Could not agree more...LOVE black in almost any room except maybe bathrooms. Its so rich and fabulous looking. I am building a French house so of course am using a lot of black..tres chic. Great post!

Laura said...

Well, when you put it like that, how can a person resist it?

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I agree with you! I love adding black to my house. It's funny I came across this post today because I just posted my new black console from Ballard Designs! Have a great day!
Shelley

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Melaine, I so agree with you. I love using black in furniture pieces and frames even though I like a healthy dose of whites and woods. I am so glad to hear that you and others like it too, as although it has crossed my mind, I just can't get rid of black. I linked to this post/your blog in my recent post.

Vicki said...

I LOVE, LOVE black furniture! I feel like I have some nice pieces in my home. My BFF LOVES white furniture! It's so much fun to compare and contrast our spaces. In fact, she sent me this link to your post. :)

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