Framing or outlining anything with black is something I’ve been a bit addicted to for a while. It can be anything, a border on a carpet, a curtain, a shade, a black and white geometric fabric, an shiny black entry door. It just makes everything so instantly elegant and glamorous. In rooms I would never have thought of adding black before I now want to add black. I even find black walls elegant, and not only in restaurants and night clubs. It can feel surprisingly cool in your own home.
My number one addiction might be a simple white curtain framed by black ribbon. So instantly elegant and crisp. Remove the black accents in this room and it would be a whole different feeling.
A black and white striped carpet is very dramatic and works great with any color. Here it’s chic with gray and white and wood.
This image is from a store I’ve been to in Nolita in Manhattan. This image is from Lonny Magazine. SO chic! The floor is even painted in a nice zig zag pattern. And that curtain would look great anywhere!
A black wall in a bedroom via Elements of Style feels very modern. It looks surprisingly great paired with an antique bed. How cool.
Black and white stripes never feels out of style.
Black, white, gray and brown and lucite – what’s not to love? Great shiny black door.
Love the black velvet couch with white legs. Another great black and white curtain.
I like even just adding a sisal with black border in spaces. It defines the area, gives it some elegance. Great in a kitchen. It works in traditional as well as modern interiors I think.
Or in a bathroom with black molding via The Lettered Cottage.
Another addiction-black dramatic hotel bedding!! Love this one by Hilary Thomas.
Black wicker. Elegant and instantly formal and cool.
Black and white might be an unexpected color choice in a sun room/ porch. Looks great with sisal.
Amazing black floor, and how great with a black ceiling. Designed by talented Kelly Proxmire.